You write with ease, to show your breeding, but easy writing's vile hard reading

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

LEGIONS OF THE MOON

WHAT HAVE THE ROMAN’S EVER DONE FOR US?

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A historical thriller, a story of espionage, murder, deceit and love…

Quintus Suetonius and his stepson Manius are frumenatarii, the Roman Empire’s secret police.

They are sent to Britannia on a mission whose purpose is kept veiled, even from them and there they join forces with the formidable female spy Tita Amatia.

The three become embroiled in plot, counter plot and assassination, unsure of either their allies or their enemies.

They are reluctant players in a struggle between a ruthless imperial government and others seeking control of the Empire.

They journey from bustling, cosmopolitan Londinium to the wild North. Here, the three are caught up in rebellion and isolated, in snowbound, hostile country.

They are trapped in a fort where they contend not only with an unidentified murderer but also the growing tensions between their own personal and conflicting agendas, which embrace not only espionage and politics, but also love. Ultimately, their own survival becomes bound up with that of the Roman Empire.

Legions of the Moon, my first novel, is a historical thriller set in County Durham 1,800 years ago.

It is being published in January 2021 by indy publishing house WriteSideLeft.