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Empire II: Arrows of Fury Paperback – May 4 2011

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder; Reprint edition (May 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340920351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340920350
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An unputdownable read.'―Good Reading Magazine on Wounds of Honour

This is fast-paced and gripping "read-through-the-night" fiction, with marvellous characters and occasional moments of dark humour. Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers. Anthony Riches is brilliant at both.―Conn Iggulden

Riches has captured how soldiers speak and act to a tee and he is very descriptive when it comes to the fighting. It is a novel full of power, lust, envy, violence and vanity. The very things that made Rome great and the very things that would lead to its downfall. If you like historical novels, read this book.―NavyNet on ARROWS OF FURY

Cornwell, Iggulden, Smith - Beware. There is a new power on the rise.― on Wounds of Honour

Ancient adventure at its pulsating best! . . . A military expert, Riches brings top-notch drama, vivid storytelling and historical realism to his tales set in a turbulent time.―Lancashire Evening Post on Arrows of Fury

'With Wounds of Honour Anthony Riches has produced a terrific first novel that focuses on the soldiers of the Roman Empire in great detail. He vibrantly portrays the life in an auxiliary unit.'―Canberra Times on Wound of Honour

About the Author

Anthony Riches began his lifelong interest in war and soldiers when he first heard his father`s stories about World War II. This led to a degree in Military Studies at Manchester University. He began writing the story that would become Wounds of Honour after a visit to Housesteads in 1996. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9ce6c5dc) out of 5 stars 31 reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cd630fc) out of 5 stars Nonstop Action June 23 2010
By Elizabeth McBrearty - Published on
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This is the second in the series, and, as it picks up almost exactly where the first volume ends, you should read the previous volume,"Wounds of Honour," before you start this one. The blurb summarizes the setting quite accurately, so I won't add anything, but I will say that I devoured this offering in one sitting. By the time I finished, I felt that I had been fighting all those barbarians myself. Great for anyone who likes Roman military fiction.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d206600) out of 5 stars Back to the Wall, Hadrian's Wall, that is Jan. 30 2012
By Charles F. Kartman - Published on
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Mr. Riches continues the exploits of young centurion "Corvus", commander of a cohort of auxiliaries fighting against the tribes gathering to expel the Roman occupiers of Britain. I cannot offhand recall any other books that focus on the activities of conquered foreign auxiliaries, and that device instantly provides a sense of the sweep and success of Roman arms. Corvus himself is a true Roman, hiding under an assumed name in Britain from the Emperor's mortal ire. He is surrounded by a cosmopolitan mix of Syrian archers, a German "Chosen Man", some Britons, and a handful of fellow Roman officers. The campaign against the barbarian leader, Calgus, is exceptionally well told, with convincing details of Roman military conduct and equipment effectively contrasted with that of the barbarians north of the wall. There is gore, intrigue, and derring do enough to satisfy the most jaded reader of historical fiction; as a lifetime reader of such, I think Mr. Riches is already in the top ranks of the genre. I think I would have liked him to resolve Corvus' political dilemma in book one, rather than drag it along through three volumes (I haven't read the third, yet), but that is a minor quibble that does not prevent me from enthusiastically recommending this series.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cd4d684) out of 5 stars Excellent follow up to great debut Jan. 7 2011
By Nick Brett - Published on
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The follow up to the author's first novel and it's just as good. Comparison to the Scarrow novels is easy and slightly lazy, but I am going to do it anyway. I think these are better, with the perfect combination of banter, comradeship and professionalism in the Roman ranks along with the expected bad guys and treachery. But it is delivered well and this is entertaining, easy reading and the pages certainly whizzed by!

Here our lead character Marcus (still in hiding from the Emperor) is given a bunch of Syrian archers to turn into foot soldiers before their inexperience gets them (and their Roman colleagues) slaughtered. A lot of modern thrillers and action novels paint some from the Middle East as potential bad guys, here the author presents the Syrian as cultured, noble and skilled and that made a refreshing change I have to say. So we have Marcus, the Legions (along with their new archers) fighting the barbarians (mainly us - the British!) on and about Hadrian's Wall.

Great stuff and recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d0aa5dc) out of 5 stars Shaqme on Amazon Sept. 12 2015
By ltdogman - Published on
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The reason I gave this such a poor rating has nothing to do with the writers work. I've enjoyed all his books. This has more to do with Amazon. A few years back I had a spinal cord injury that left my hands in such a state that is very hard for me to change the pages in a paperback or hard cover. I use Kindle now and it is a blessing but getting to the point how can Kindle have the first book then skip this volume and then set the next three into Kindle versions? Now I have to wait for them to set this to Kindle Very disappointed.
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HASH(0x9cd0c1ec) out of 5 stars Well written and well informed but something missing June 16 2013
By C. David Bridges - Published on
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I enjoyed reading this book because the author is clearly an expert on Roman Britain and on the structure and modus operandi of the Roman army. But somehow the characters lacked - character. One rather irritating thing is the fact that he gives English names to Roman forts instead of the Latin. Because I am interested in the author's take on Roman Britain, particularly the area associated with Hadrian's wall, I am reading more of his books.