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Swords Around the Throne

The second novel in this gripping series, set at the end of the Roman Empire, sees a treasonous conspiracy threatening to bring down the Emperor Constantine. Rome is in peril. The old order is changing. Centurion Aurelius Castus has been summoned back from Britain to find himself caught up in a treasonous conspiracy threatening to bring down the Emperor Constantine. Rewarded for saving the emperor's life, Castus is promoted to the elite imperial bodyguard: the swords around the throne. But he soon discovers the court to be as dangerous as the battlefield. Behind the gilded facade of empire lurks a nest of traitors and one relentless enemy.
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Ian Ross has been researching and writing about the later Roman world and its army for over a decade. He spent a year in Italy, teaching English, but now lives in Bath. Visit his website:, or find him on twitter: @IanRossAuthor.


PRAISE FOR THE TWILIGHT OF EMPIRE SERIES: 'Hugely enjoyable. The author winds up tension into an explosion of fast-paced events' Conn Iggulden. 'Ian Ross blazes in the world of Empire and legions ... This is up there with Harry Sidebottom and Ben Kane' M.C. Scott. 'A thumping good read, well-crafted, atmospheric and throughly enjoyable ... Where's the next volume, please?' Ben Kane.

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