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The Mask of Command (Twilight of Empire 4) - Ian Ross

The Mask of Command (Twilight of Empire 4) - Ian Ross

Title: The Mask of Command

Author:  Ian Ross

ISBN:  9781784975258

Weight:  919 g

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The Mask of Command by Ian Ross

When a treacherous act of murder throws the western provinces into turmoil, Aurelius Castus is ordered to take command of the military forces on the Rhine.  But he soon discovers that the frontier is a place where the boundaries between civilisation and barbarism, freedom and slavery, honour and treason have little meaning.

At the very heart of the conflict are two vulnerable boys.  One is Emperor Constantine’s young heir, Crispus.  The other is Castus’s own beloved son, Sabinus.  Only Castus stands between them and men who would kill them.

With all that he loves in danger, Castus and a handful of loyal men must fight to defend the Roman Empire.  But in the heat of battle, can he distinguish friend from enemy?

Peer & Press Reviews

A corking story, thoroughly exciting and with some of the best fighting sequences I’ve read in Roman military fiction.  I’m such a fan of this series but The Mask of Command could well be the best so far.

Kate Atherton, For Winter Nights blog

This tense, immersive novel is driven by the forceful yet always human Castus… the best of a fine series, this also stands very well on its own.

Sunday Express

As with this whole series the research is exemplary, the attention to detail is first class, and yet not thrust down the reader’s neck, it’s subtle and yet intricate, and the battles are a joy to read.  Another absolute winner.

Parmenion Books

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Mask of Command
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Twilight of Empire – book 4
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781784975258
ISBN 10: 1784975257
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 445
Size (h x w x d): 235 x 155 x 40mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Kid-ethic
Jacket images: Arcangel / Shutterstock

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