Today I want to share with you a very special book I received in the post from publisher Aries, an imprint of Head of Zeus.  They are running a blog tour for the second in an historical fiction series/trilogy which I will be taking part in during March, but having not read the first book in the series, I was sent this beautiful hardback copy of the first title in the series and I just cannot wait to start reading this! 😀  Let’s take a look…

February book haul Aries close up of book
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Sons of Rome by Gordon Doherty &  Simon Turney – Four Emperors. Two Friends. One Destiny.
As twilight descends on the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire is but a shadow of its former self. Decades of usurping emperors, splinter kingdoms and savage wars have left the people beleaguered, the armies weary and the future uncertain. And into this chaos Emperor Diocletian steps, reforming the succession to allow for not one emperor to rule the world, but four.
Meanwhile, two boys share a chance meeting in the great city of Treverorum as Diocletian’s dream is announced to the imperial court. Throughout the years that follow, they share heartbreak and glory as that dream sours and the empire endures an era of tyranny and dread. Their lives are inextricably linked, their destinies ever-converging as they rise through Rome’s savage stations, to the zenith of empire. For Constantine and Maxentius, the purple robes beckon…


As so many of you know I just adore historical fiction and have a keen interest in ancient history.  However when it comes to books I’ve never read one set in Ancient Rome before (unless you count the Julius Zebra series!😅) so I am very keen to get started on this book and engross myself in the period and all that happens! 🙂  My review for this book will be appearing on this blog as soon as possible before the blog tour and I’ll have a blog tour slot and review sometime in March , so please look out for that. 😉

What do you think of this book?  Do you have an interest in ancient Rome or history in general?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂