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ISBN:
0718153294
Author:
Harry Sidebottom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Michael Joseph; First Edition edition (2008)
Pages:
432 pages
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Rating:
4.4
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Harry Sidebottom works on Rome's third century the magic that Patrick O'Brian applied to Nelson's navy.

Harry Sidebottom works on Rome's third century the magic that Patrick O'Brian applied to Nelson's navy. He has the touch of an exceptionally gifted storyteller, drawing on prodigious learning. -Timothy Severin, author of The Viking Trilogy.

Fire in the East book. Warrior of Rome by. Harry Sidebottom (Goodreads Author). This is part one of WARRIOR OF ROME: an epic of empire, of heroes, of treachery, of courage, and most of all, a story of brutal, bloody warfare.

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Sidebottom Harry (EN). Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East is Harry Sidebottom's historical debut. The greatest threat lies in Persia to the east, where the massing forces of the Sassanid Empire loom with fiery menace. There the isolated Roman citadel of Arete awaits inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences and shore up crumbling walls. A man whose name itself means war: a man called Ballista.

Harry Sidebottom is a British author and historian, best known for his two series of historical novels the Warrior of Rome, and Throne of the Caesars

Harry Sidebottom is a British author and historian, best known for his two series of historical novels the Warrior of Rome, and Throne of the Caesars. He will publish The Last Hour a new stand alone novel featuring Ballista, the hero of the Warrior of Rome series, in March 2018. He is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at St. Benet's Hall, Oxford, and lecturer at Lincoln College.

The first three – Fire in the East, King of Kings, and Lion of the Sun – focus on the eastern half of the empire and on the .

In the second three – The Caspian Gates, The Wolves of the North, and The Amber Road – the action shifts to the north; to the Black Sea and the client kingdoms of the Caucasus mountains, the Crimea and the steppes, and the great rivers that could be followed north to the Baltic.

Fire in the East wor-1 (Warrior of Rome Harry Sidebottom. Year Published: 1993. Year Published: 2002. Year Published: 2012. Year Published: 2006. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Warrior of Rome is an epic of empire, heroes, treachery, courage . Praise for Harry Sidebottom: 'Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' The Times. Books related to Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East.

Warrior of Rome is an epic of empire, heroes, treachery, courage, and most of all, a story of brutal bloody warfare.

2008) (The first book in the Warrior of Rome series) A novel by Harry Sidebottom. Yet the most lethal threat lurks far to the east in Persia, where the massing forces of the Sassanid Empire loom with fiery menace. The far-flung and isolated citadel of Arete faces out across the wasteland, awaiting the inevitable invasion.

This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.
  • Rivik
I fell in love with the Warrior of Rome series many years ago in the era known as the PBR - or Pre-Book Reviewing era.  However, for some inexplicable reason, I only read the first four books.  Therefore, in order to rectify that situation, I decided to reread them in preparation for reading the rest of the series and thus, reviewing them as I go a long.  I call that a win-win scenario as I get to read them again and you, my peeps and fellow travelers, get to read my penetrating, yet humble reviews.  In the first installment, Fire in the East, we meet Marcus Clodius Ballista, son of a Germanic chieftain but raised as a Roman, and who rises through the ranks of the Roman army to become the Dux Ripae of a force given the seeming impossible task of defending the city of Arete on the banks of the Euphrates.  Their opponent is the Persian King of Kings, Shapur and his far numerically superior  force.  To many in the Roman establishment Ballista is seen as a warrior leader of immense experience and ability.  Others, however, view him as nothing but a barbarian bastard far beneath their social standing.  The tale is at once intriguing, exciting; full of surprises as it progresses through Ballista's arrival, the preparation for the coming battle and siege and finally the battle of wills between this barbarian commander and the staggering, fanatic Persian host driven by the power of the King of Kings and bent on the total destruction of Arete.  It is also a tale populated with wonderful characters, Ballista, his retinue - Maximus, Calgacus and Demetrius to name but a few.  The historic research done is more than evident as you walk the streets of Arete; as you take in the defensive towers and the well placed artillery; the stone throwers and ballistas.  A tension filled atmosphere permeates the pages as Ballista recognizes the near hopeless situation he has been thrust into; not only from Shapur but from assassins and secret agents out to see he doesn't succeed.  A highly entertaining read - glad I decided to give it another go.  5 stars
  • Ynye
I tried reading Fire In The East a couple of years ago early on in my Roman reading but I didn't like it and I gave up on it within the first half. I just didn't like the use of latin words salted throughout the book. I also felt it was boring at the time. Fast forward a couple of years of pretty much exclusively reading Roman novel's, I decided to give Fire In The East another go, and I'm really glad I did. This time around I wasn't bothered with the latin words peppered throughout the book. I felt they gave it a unique signature. I also didn't find the first half boring. I felt it created great character development and a awesome detailed account of what it would take to prepare for a siege. The second half of Fire In The East is brilliantly executed and Harry Sidebottom definitely did his research to bring to life the horrible reality of what a siege was like. Before I'd even finished this book, I ordered books 2-4, with plans to shortly order books 5 & 6. I can't believe I've been missing out on these for a couple of years.
  • YSOP
This well written story is the story of most Commanders throughout the Ages
The Hero is a naturalized Roman of northern origin that has managed through skill,chance and guile to rise in a very senior position in the late Roman Army.
He is given the task to defend a town on the river Euphrates in Mesopotamia against the Persians with less than the necessary means, a Second in Command who escaped with the graft cash,another that is a highly connected supercilious aristocrat who is slyly undercutting him,troops,weapons, and walls that need discipline,training and improvements .the civilian leadership of the town is opportunistic and untrustworthy ,the city populace is of doubtful loyalty and courage and there is a treason sub story to add to it all
The loneliness of Command is excellently depicted.
The author knows perfectly the era.The descriptions of the characters,societies and places are both well done and believable,he really manages to take us back in time and land us in that City of that era.
The siege and the combats are very well described,violent as they should be,rich in accurate detail and the character of the Hero superbly described and developed throughout the novel showing his external strength and principles and his internal insecurities and human weaknesses.
All characters are originals and well sketched,the prose is fine and on top of a well crafted adventure story ,Sidebottom gives us a first class History lesson of the times in a very pleasant to read way
DVK
P.S. Omar Khayam's verses from the Rubaiyat are first class but they are not Latin mr Sidebottom!
  • Tcaruieb
This was fun to read and I grew to enjoy the characters. I couldn't quite tell how much was adventure, how much is (theoretically) accurate history, or what. Some of the names were very cliche (Ballista, Maximus, etc.) but perhaps that is actually the way things were. I cannot tell.

The siege was fascinating and it was not obvious how it would end. Okay, I could tell where it was going, but not how it would come about.

This book felt like a potentially good author warming up. I have just completed the second in the series and Sidebottom's writing is better, though he is not at all bad in this one.

The story and characters were fun and I did not want to stop reading. It's been a while since I have felt that way about a book.

I have just placed Amazon orders for books 3, 4, and 5. I'm looking forward to more.