The survival of the Roman Empire is under threat and standing between her and bloody destruction is a single fort. Blood-soaked action is guaranteed in this war novel that combines Gladiator and Full Metal Jacket.
Geraint Jones has been deployed on three tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan. For his actions in Iraq, Geraint earned the General Officer Commanding's Award for Gallantry. Following Afghanistan, he was selected for the Reconnaissance Platoon, the elite unit within the battalion. Upon leaving the military, Geraint worked to protect commercial shipping against Somali and Nigerian based piracy. Blood Forest is his first novel.
A blood-soaked page-turner * Mail on Sunday *
Historical fiction written by a real war veteran who knows all there is to know about blood and bonding in battle. An earthy and powerful read. * Weekend Sport *
Gives Rome's legionaries a contemporary voice - this is brutal, audacious and fast paced writing * Anthony Riches, author of Empire series *
Geraint Jones takes no prisoners in this visceral tale of Roman soldiers harried to their physical and mental limits by an implacable enemy. Siege is a story of comradeship, sacrifice and endurance in an outpost drained of hope. Only the toughest will survive -- Doug Jackson
Every page is drenched with the soldier's experience: What it means to be loyal to the state and to friends, the unspeakable horrors of war and the instinct to survive, and the twisted bonds between brothers in arms -- Giles Kristian