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With his compelling Centurions trilogy complete, Anthony Riches returns to his best-selling Empire sequence of novels with his storytelling skills polished to perfection. 

Set in the second century AD, The Scorpion's Strike continues the story of Marcus Aquila's fight for justice for a family ripped asunder by imperial assassins. Still seeking revenge, Marcus finds himself thrown back into the heart of the chaos that is shaking the Roman Empire to its roots. 

Fresh from their close escape from imperial betrayal in the German forest, Marcus and the Tungrians are ordered to Gaul, where an outlaw called Maturnus is wreaking havoc. Havoc that may be more than mere banditry, as deserters and freed slaves flock to his cause: rebellion is in the air for the first time in a generation. 

And if escape from Rome's memories is a relief for the young centurion, he soon discovers that danger has followed him west to Gaul. The expedition is led by Praetorians whom he has every cause to hate. And to fear, if they should discover who he really is.

©2019 Anthony Riches (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Jocko Johnson
  • 2020-09-23

EXCELLENT! Anthony Riches does it again!!!

I have read the 1st 9 bks of this series. This is the first I have listened too. It may seem strange but after the first 8 bks in my minds "ear" the players all sounded to me in a certain voice. The Narrator did a fine job but he didn't sound as I had imagined the characters to sound like! So getting ready to hear the next book in the series maybe better as I get used to the difference. Either way I hope they keep coming and I will read or listen yo them all as the Author is one of my favorites writing about one of mu favorite topics.
So Anthony be PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!! AFTER ALL THE ROMAN REPUBLIC AND EMPIRE LASTED IN ONE SHAPE OR FORM FOR ABOUT 1000 YEARS, SO YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TOPICS AND SUBJECTS TO WRITE ABOUT! SO ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU ANTHONY RICHES GOR UR FINE WORK!