The Iron Hand Of Mars
One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. AD 71. Germania Libera: dark dripping forests, inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries. Enter... show more
One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series.
AD 71. Germania Libera: dark dripping forests, inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries.
Enter Marcus Didius Falco, an Imperial agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect. Easier said than done, thinks Marcus, as he makes his uneasy way down the Rhenus, trying to forget that back in sunny Rome his girlfriend Helena Justina is being hotly pursued by Titus Caesar. His mood is not improved when he discovers his only allies are a woefully inadequate bunch of recruits, their embittered centurion, a rogue dog, and its innocent young master; just the right kind of support for an agent unwillingly trying to tame the Celtic hordes.
Publish date: 2011-02-15
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Marcus Didius Falco (#4)
Series: Marcus Didius Falco #4 Falco is sent by Titus Caesar to Moguntiacum in Roman Germany to deliver an iron hand (it's a sculpture) to the Fourteenth as a sign of the emperor's favour. He's also tasked with finding Munius Lupercus who was captured and sent to the witch priestess Veleda and fin...
bookshelves: ancient-history, fraudio, mystery-thriller, spring-2010, historical-fiction Recommended for: BBC listeners Read from February 23 to March 02, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Stars Anton Lesser Imperial Rome's answer to Columbo stars in his fourth adventure in this series of detective thr...
Finally, made me buy one of her books!
Almost 4 stars. This is a reread and it's as good as it was the first time. It shows the strength of the characters that even when you know how things turn up you still care and enjoy the way the characters grow. Especially Helena's younger brother, Q. Camillus Justinus which is charming, strong and...