Synopses & Reviews
Reknown for their skilled blending of action and historical accuracy, Sidebottom's Warrior of Rome novels take the reader from the shouts of the battlefield to the whispering of the emperor's inner circle.
"Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship."
-The Times (UK)
"He has the touch of an exceptionally gifted story teller, drawing on prodigious learning."
-Timothy Severin, author of The Viking Trilogy
"The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction."
-Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy
"At last a piece of Roman historical fiction for grown-ups"
-Robert Low, author of The Oath Sworn Series
"Sidebottom provides a well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account ... which, as a good series should, leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next installment."
-Times Literary Supplement
Sidebottom's bestselling Warrior of Rome series continues with this second installment which takes readers from the shouts of the battlefield to the whispering of the emperor's inner circle.
Harry Sidebottom's internationally bestselling Warrior of Rome continues with King of Kings.
About the Author
Harry Sidebottom teaches classical history at Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St. Benet's Hall and a lecturer at Lincoln College. He has an international reputation as a scholar, having published widely on ancient warfare, classical art, and the cultural history of the Roman Empire. Blood and Steel is the second book in a major new series, Throne of the Caesars, and follows his acclaimed and bestselling series, Warrior of Rome. He divides his time between Oxford and Newmarket in Suffolk, where he lives with his wife and two sons.