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The Capsarius

#1 Legion XXII

Simon Turney



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Head of Zeus
01 April 2022
Series: Legion XXII
Warrior and combat medic, Titus Cervianus, must lead a legion and quell the uprisings in Egypt in a new Roman adventure from Simon Turney. Titus Cervianus is no ordinary soldier. And the Twenty Second is no ordinary legion... Egypt. 25 BC. A former surgeon from the city of Ancyra, Titus Cervianus is now a capsarius - a combat medic. He is a pragmatist, a scientist - and deeply unpopular with his legion, the Twenty Second Deiotariana.

The Twenty Second have been sent to deal with uprisings in Egypt. Founded as the private army of one of Rome's most devoted allies, their ways are not the same as the other legions', which sets them apart and causes friction with their fellow soldiers.

Marching into the unknown, Cervianus will find unexpected allies: a local cavalryman and a troublesome lunatic. Both will be of critical importance as the young medic marches through the searing sands of the south, finding forbidden temples, hidden assassins, and worst of all, the warrior queen of Kush...

Reviews for Simon Turney:

'A blistering epic brimming with tension, mystery & adventure!' Gordon Doherty

'A page turner from beginning to end... A damn fine read' Ben Kane

'First-rate Roman fiction' Matthew Harffy
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   UK Airports
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 145mm, 
ISBN:   9781801108935
ISBN 10:   1801108935
Series:   Legion XXII
Pages:   432
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon Turney is from Yorkshire and, having spent much of his childhood visiting historic sites, he fell in love with the Roman heritage of the region. His fascination with the ancient world snowballed from there with great interest in Rome, Egypt, Greece and Byzantium. His works include the Marius' Mules and Praetorian series, as well as the Tales of the Empire series and The Damned Emperor series. @SJATurney

Reviews for The Capsarius (#1 Legion XXII)

PRAISE FOR SIMON TURNEY: 'A page turner from beginning to end ... A damn fine read' Ben Kane, on Sons of Rome. 'First-rate Roman fiction' Matthew Harffy, on Sons of Rome. 'A nuanced portrait of an intriguing emperor' * The Times, on Commodus *

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