The leopard sword
Riches, Anthony 
Empire IV   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Historical fiction
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publication Date: 12/06/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


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Britannia has been subdued - and an epic new chapter in Marcus Valerius Aquila's life begins. The murderous Roman agents who nearly captured Marcus have been defeated by his friends. But in order to protect those very friends from the wrath of the emperor, he must leave the province which has been giving him shelter. As Marcus Tribulus Corvus, centurion of the second Tungrian auxiliary cohort, he leads his men from Hadrian's Wall to the Tungrians' original home in Germania Inferior. There he finds a very different world from the turbulent British frontier - but one with its own dangers. Tungrorum, the center of a once-prosperous farming province, a city already broght low by the ravages of the eastern plague that has swept through the empire, is now threatened by an outbreak of brutally violent robbery. A bandit chieftain called Obduro, his identity always hidden behind an iron cavalry helmet, is robbing and killing with impunity.