Disgraced, Dishonoured And Banished Into Exile On Pain Of Execution If He Ever Returns To Rome, The Former Military Tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens Makes His Way East Through The Death And Destruction Of The Savage Judaean Rebellion Valerius Knows His Only Hope Of Long Term Survival And A Restoration Of His Family S Fortunes Lie With His Friend Titus, Commander Of The Army Of Judaea And Son Of The Newly Crowned Emperor VespasianBut When He Reaches The Ring Of Legionary Camps Around The Seemingly Download Epub Format ê Scourge of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens, #6) PDF by Ø Douglas Jackson Impregnable City Of Jerusalem He Finds Titus A Changed Man Gone Is The Cheerful Young Officer He Knew, Replaced By A Tough, Ruthless Soldier Under Pressure From His Father To End The Insurrection At Any Cost Soon, Valerius Finds Himself At The Centre Of A Web Of Intrigue Spun By Titus S Lover, Queen Berenice Of Cilicia, And Her Sometime Ally, The General S Turncoat Adviser, Flavius Josephus, Who Have An Ulterior Motive For Ending The Siege QuicklyYet The Laurels That Will Regain His Honour Cannot Be Won In The Negotiations In The Murky Tunnels Beneath Jerusalem Only Amid The Fire And Blood Of Battle Will He Equal The Glory That Brought Him The Title Hero Of Rome It took me far too long to find time to catch up with one of the very best historical series in the current world of books I ve missed Valerius Verrens Due to the time I left between this book and the last one it took me a few short chapters to get back into the swing of things, but once I was reaquainted with Verrens and Serpenrius and reminded of how things stood at the end of the previous volume, I was dragged along with the plot at breakneck speed as usual.
An outcast from Rome, due to his conflict with the unpleasant Domitian son of the new emperor Valerius seeks out the one place he thinks he can recover his reputation, at the side of the emperor s other son, Valerius old friend Titus, who is busy prosecuting the war against the rebels in Judea What follows is a gradual building in tension and action filled with good guys, bad guys, and my favourite reali AD Disgraced, Dishonoured And Banished Into Exile On Pain Of Execution If He Ever Returns To Rome, The Former Military Tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens Makes His Way East Through The Death And Destruction Of The Savage Judaean Rebellion Valerius Knows His Only Hope Of Long Term Survival And A Restoration Of His Family S Fortunes Lie With His Friend Titus, Commander Of The Army Of Judaea And Son Of The Newly Crowned Emperor VespasianBut When He Reaches The Ring Of Legionary Camps Around The Seemingly Impregnable City Of Jerusalem He Finds Titus A Changed Man Gone Is The Cheerful Young Officer He Knew, Replaced By A Tough, Ruthless Soldier Under Pressure From His Father To End The Insurrection At Any Cost Soon, Valerius Finds Himself At The Centre Of A Web Of Intrigue Spun By Titus S Lover, Queen Berenice Of Cilicia, And Her Sometime Ally, The General S Turncoat Adviser, Flavius Josephus, Who Have An Ulterior Motive For Ending The Siege QuicklyYet The Laurels That Will Regain His Honour Cannot Be Won In The Negotiations In The Murky Tunnels Beneath Jerusalem Only Amid The Fire And Blood Of Battle Will He Equal The Glory That Brought Him The Title Hero Of Rome One of the finest historical fictions I come across The fictional plotting though predictable is intriguing This series just gets better and better with each novel This one, with two main storylines, finds Valerius exiled from Rome In order to regain his honor and fortune and to redeem himself, he travels to Syria and points east in the first part and joins his friend Titus, son of Vespasian, the recently acclaimed emperor, in Jerusalem, to lend his strong arm and brains to Titus to help subdue that city in the second part Serpentius, his ex gladiator bodyguard and friend, although now suffering seizures after a terrible blow to the head, still fights as well as ever and accompanies Valerius The Judaeans refuse to surrender and a violent siege ensues Titus is resolute in pursuing his goals to capture the city, to reduce it to rubble and to bring the treasures of the Temple to his father, Vespasian On the rebound from losing Lady Domitia, Valerius It took me far too long to find time to catch up with one of the very best historical series in the current world of books I ve missed Valerius Verrens Due to the time I left between this book and the last one it took me a few short chapters to get back into the swing of things, but once I was reaquainted with Verrens and Serpenrius and reminded of how things stood at the end of the previous volume, I was dragged along with the plot at breakneck speed as usual.
An outcast from Rome, due to his conflict with the unpleasant Domitian son of the new emperor Valerius seeks out the one place he thinks he can recover his reputation, at the side of the emperor s other son, Valerius old friend Titus, who is busy prosecuting the war against the rebels in Judea What follows is a gradual building in tension and action filled with good guys, bad guys, and my favourite reali For anyone with an interest in Rome, Douglas Jackson s Hero of Rome series is one of the finest you can read Scourge of Rome achieves wonders for me it is the best of the series, presenting an intense account of the brutal siege and destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 I couldn t read it fast enough Douglas Jackson s writing is superb This book would also work very well as a standalone and introduction for new readers to the series.
For anyone with an interest in Rome, Douglas Jackson s Hero of Rome series is one of the finest you can read Scourge of Rome achieves wonders for me it is the best of the series, presenting an intense account of the brutal siege and destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 I couldn t read it fast enough Douglas Jackson s writing is superb This book would also work very well as a standalone and introduction for new readers to the series.
I m fair rattling through this series right now And why not They ve got to be in a photo finish for the best written historical fiction of any period Scourge of Rome is no different, being full of interesting incident, excitement and plenty beside to keep you gripping the book until you throw it off a cliff at the endWhere book 5, Enemy of Rome, was I felt Serpentius book, this one is most definitely Valerius Mainly because of all the leg over action he gets Err anyway, it is he that, from beginning the series as a Hero of Rome, could well be being described asCast Out by Romeat the beginning of this book He has to trek across the Eastern deserts, trying to find a way back into Rome I ve thought about the differences between Valerius idea of what Rome should be, coming off worse in the collision with what R Jerusalem, well known for the Crusades and in modern times, but little known atleast in my experience, for the siege in AD70 where the Roman Army destroyed almost the entire city including the Jewish temple Titus took all the gold and with the proceeds built the Colosseum in Rome.
Compared to Caligula, the very first novel by Douglas Jackson, and the only other of his I ve read, I feel he has improved immensely This story is captivating from the beginning, a real page turner, he really brings to life the experience of what it must have been like in the Roman Army.
Usual high quality historical fiction.
Another outing for Gaius Cameron s Verrens Another example of top quality historical fiction Not muchto say Do yourself a favour and if you have not done so yet, then start reading Douglas Jackson.
This fantastic book by Douglas Jackson is already the 6th volume of the fascinating Gaius Valerius Verrens series.
As always the author has produced a most educational historical note, in which he sets out the situation at that particular time of history, and in a very clear fashion the author himself explains that he has tried as much as possible to remain true to the historical records within this great story.
Also the book contains a well documented glossary at the end of the book, while at the beginning two beautiful drawn maps, one of Syria and Judaea within the Eastern Roman Empire in the 1st Century AD, and one map of the Siege of Jerusalem in AD 70 which will play a very big part within this delightful book.
Storytelling is as ever of a ↠´ Scourge of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens, #6) ë I really like this series It keeps moving from one exciting action to another Hard to put down.
Real page turnerLoved this book seriously enjoyed ever page.
I would give it 4.
9 stars if I could, only the book Birds of Prey would beat this for me Look forward to readingof the same.
One of the finest historical fictions I come across The fictional plotting though predictable is intriguing

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