In his sixth novel of the Roman Empire in the decadent sixth century, Richard Blake's British adventurer Aelric fights a Persian invasion - and a dangerous woman.
Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational. - Daily Telegraph on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLEHe knows how to deliver a fast-paced story and his grasp of the period is impressively detailed - Mail on Sunday on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLEA rollicking and raunchy read . . . Anyone who enjoys their history with large dollops of action, sex, intrigue and, above all, fun will absolutely love this novel. - Historical Novels Review on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLEFascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot and I enjoyed it very much. - Derek Jacobi on CONSPIRACIES OF ROMEIt would be hard to over-praise this extraordinary series, a near-perfect blend of historical detail and atmosphere with the plot of a conspiracy thriller, vivid characters, high philosophy and vulgar comedy. - Matt Coward, The Morning Star on THE SWORD OF DAMASCUS