A tense and brilliantly dramatic short story from the best-selling author of The Throne of the Caesars Series. This thrilling short story opens at the end of Blood & Steel and is the perfect trailer for Harry Sidebottom's new novel, Fire & Sword.
AD 238. When Gordian the Younger is brutally cut down at the battle of Carthage, his ally, Phillyrio, and a centurion from his army must make for the hills of Northern Africa to escape Maximinus' army. But their enemy, led by Capelianus, is determined to hunt them down.
"Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship." (The Times)
"Superior fiction, with depth, authenticity and a sense of place." (TLS)
"A storming triumph...wonderful fight scenes, deft literary touches and salty dialogue." (Daily Telegraph)
"Explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama." (Guardian)