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.
Riches highlights the chaos and fragility of an empire without an emperor . . . dense, complicated and rewarding. * The Times * Stands head and shoulders above a crowded field . . . . real, live characters act out their battles on the northern borders with an accuracy of detail and depth of raw emotion that is a rare combination. -- Manda Scott A damn fine read . . . fast-paced, action-packed. -- Ben Kane A master of the genre * The Times * 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 This thrilling, insightful and compelling trilogy [...] is a masterclass in military historical fiction and demonstrates how the trauma of war affected the ordinary Roman soldier. * Sunday Express * Praise for Anthony Riches * : *