Buy. Read. Collect.

UK's largest specialist in first edition, signed books. Located in
the world famous Cecil Court.


Join Our Mailing List

Privacy by SafeSubscribe TM

Book Details

The Siege (Agent of Rome 1.)

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£24.99

The Siege (Agent of Rome 1.)

Author: Nick Brown

Price: £24.99

Published by: Hodder & Stoughton

Date Available: 03 October 2011

All of our books have clear protective, removable film on the dustwrapper and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition

 

Details

 

Synopsis

 

270 AD

Rome has ruled Syria for over three centuries. But now the weakened empire faces a desperate threat: Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned her Roman-trained army against her former masters and the once invincible legions have been crushed. Arabia, Palestine and Egypt have fallen and now Antioch, Syria's capital, stands exposed.

Cassius Corbulo is a young intelligence agent fresh from officer training. He has been assigned the menial task of rounding up wounded legionaries but then urgent new orders arrive. He is the only ranking Roman officer left in the line of the Palmyran advance. He must take command of the fort of Alauran, the last stronghold still in Roman hands, and hold it against the enemy until reinforcements arrive.


What Cassius finds at Alauran would daunt the most seasoned veteran, let alone a nineteen year old with no experience of war. A mere scattering of divided and demoralised legionaries remain, backed up by some fractious Syrian auxiliaries and a drunken Praetorian Guardsman. With the Palmyrans just days away, Cassius must somehow find the discipline, resourcefulness and courage to organise the garrison, save Alauran and secure Rome's eastern frontier...

About the Author

Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PGCE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of humanities and English. For the last five years he has been working at an international school in Warsaw. He has been writing since his early twenties, focusing initially on screenplays. Agent of Rome is his first novel.

Additional Information

Cover Type: Hardback

ISBN: 978-1444714852

Also from this Author

The Black Stone

The Black Stone

People who ordered this also ordered...

The Lost Kings

The Lost Kings

I Am Number Four -  Signed, Numbered & Slipcase Edition - Exclusive to Goldsboro Books

I Am Number Four - Signed, Numbered & Slipcase Edition - Exclusive to Goldsboro Books

Young Sherlock Holmes 2: Red Leech - Goldsboro Exclusive Hardback

Young Sherlock Holmes 2: Red Leech - Goldsboro Exclusive Hardback

Hart of Empire - 250 Exclusive Numbered Edition

Hart of Empire - 250 Exclusive Numbered Edition

Warrior of Rome III: Lion of the Sun

Warrior of Rome III: Lion of the Sun

Eagle - SIGNED, DATED, STAMPED & NUMBERED (X/100)

Eagle - SIGNED, DATED, STAMPED & NUMBERED (X/100)

Rebellion

Rebellion

Master of Rome

Master of Rome

The Last Four Things - Signed Lined & Dated

The Last Four Things - Signed Lined & Dated

Plague Child - SIGNED & PRE-PUBLICATION DATED

Plague Child - SIGNED & PRE-PUBLICATION DATED

Raven: Odin's Wolves - SIGNED, STAMPED & NUMBERED (x/100)

Raven: Odin's Wolves - SIGNED, STAMPED & NUMBERED (x/100)

Demi-Monde - Part One: Winter

Demi-Monde - Part One: Winter

Sanctus - Pre-publication Signed and Dated

Sanctus - Pre-publication Signed and Dated

Rivers of London - Signed, Lined & Dated

Rivers of London - Signed, Lined & Dated

The Order of the Scales

The Order of the Scales

Moon Over Soho - SIGNED, LINED, DATED & LOCATED

Moon Over Soho - SIGNED, LINED, DATED & LOCATED

Devil's Charge

Devil's Charge

Beat the Drums Slowly - SIGNED & publication DATED

Beat the Drums Slowly - SIGNED & publication DATED

 
Coming soon
Top Sellers
Warlord's Gold (The Civil War Chronicles), Michael Arnold, signed first edition

Signed by the author

UK First Edition / First Printing

£17.99

Warlord's Gold (The Civil War Chronicles)

by Michael Arnold

 

Synopsis

Autumn,1643. As an increasingly bitter war rages across England, Captain Innocent Stryker leaves Oxford with orders to recover a lost treasure, ... read more

 

Release 03 July 2014

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 978-1848547605

The King's Return, Andrew Swanston, signed first edition

Signed by the author

UK First Edition / First Printing

£16.99

The King's Return

by Andrew Swanston

 

Synopsis

The king's coronation brings hope. Until a murderer strikes.     Spring 16 ... read more

 

Release 24 April 2014

Publisher Bantam Press

ISBN 978-0593068908

Inspector Colbeck's Casebook: Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective, Edward Marston, signed first edition

Signed by the author

UK First Edition / First Printing

£19.99

Inspector Colbeck's Casebook: Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective

by Edward Marston

 

Synopsis

Thirteen specially commissioned short stories from the master of historical crime fiction Edward Marston, following his quick witted protagonis ... read more

 

Release 19 June 2014

Publisher Allison and Busby Publishers

ISBN 978-0749014698

Coming Soon
Top Sellers
The Scarlet Thief

Signed, Lined & Dated

UK First Edition / First Printing

£19.99

The Scarlet Thief - May 2013 Book of the Month

by Paul Fraser Collard

 

Synopsis

'This is a brilliant debut and I look forward to reading more of Jack Lark!' Bernard Cornwell   1854: The banks of the Al... read more

 

Release 09 May 2013

Publisher Headline

ISBN 978-1472200235

Red Moon - Exclusive 'Red' & Numbered Edition

Exclusive to Goldsboro Books, Signed & Numbered First Edition (250) copies.

£25.00

Red Moon - Exclusive 'Red', Pre-publication dated & Numbered Edition

by Benjamin Percy

 

Synopsis

This edition will have red page edges and numbered to 250 copies and EXCLUSIVE to Goldsboro Books.   Every teenage girl think... read more

 

Release 09 May 2013

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 978-1444724998

Hannibal: Clouds of War

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£12.99

Hannibal: Clouds of War

by Ben Kane

 

Synopsis

As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal si... read more

 

Release 07 March 2014

Publisher Preface

ISBN 978-1848094086

We accept Maestro We accept Mastercard We accept Solo We accept Visa We accept Visa Electron We accept PayPal
  • ©2014. Goldsboro Books Ltd. All rights reserved. | Website design by Empire Elements Ltd.