The Siege (Agent of Rome #1)

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  • Hardcover
  • 390 pages
  • The Siege (Agent of Rome #1)
  • Nick Brown
  • English
  • 24 August 2017
  • 1444714856

The Siege (Agent of Rome #1) 270 AD Rome Has Ruled Syria For Than Three Centuries But Now The Weakened Empire Faces A Desperate Threat Queen Zenobia Of Palmyra Has Turned Her Roman Trained Army Against Her Former Masters And The Once Invincible Legions Have Been Crushed Arabia, Palestine, And Egypt Have Fallen And Now Antioch, Syria S Capital, Stands Exposed A Young Intelligence Agent Fresh From Officer Training, Cassius Corbulo Is The Only Ranking Roman Officer Left In The Line Of The Palmyran Advance He Must Take Command Of The Fort Of Alauran, The Last Stronghold Still In Roman Hands, And Hold It Until Reinforcements Arrive What Cassius Finds At Alauran Would Daunt The Most Seasoned Veteran, Let Alone A 19 Year Old With No Experience Of War A Mere Scattering Of Divided And Demoralized Legionaries Remain, Backed Up By Some Fractious Syrian Auxiliaries And A Drunken Praetorian Guardsman With The Palmyrans Just Days Away, Cassius Must Somehow Find The Discipline, Resourcefulness And Courage To Organize The Garrison, Save Alauran And Secure Rome S Eastern Frontier.

10 thoughts on “The Siege (Agent of Rome #1)

  1. Bookdragon Sean says:

    Cassius Corbulo is a poor warrior he is young and inexperienced As an imperial security service agent, he expected to spend his service years behind a desk organising supplies To the surprise of him, and the reader, he is thrust into the prestigious role of Centurion His task is to organise the defence of Alaura...

  2. Jane says:

    What stood out for me was the character growth of Cassius Corbulo, the young, sensitive, inexperienced Security man, leading the defense of a small garrison of Romans and Syrians pitted against an overwhelming force of Queen Zenobia s Palmyrans 270 A.D The siege and climactic battle were very exciting and compare favorably with battle scenes in other novels I m...

  3. Speesh says:

    I am going back in time by reading this one I was lucky enough to be sent the latest as it was at the time The Black Stone, which was actually number four in the series I d seen the name and some of the covers before that, but not got onto reading any But having been solidly impressed by TBS, I m making up for lost time by starting again at the beginning with The Siege And maybe time travel is perhaps not at all a bad metaphor for me to use for this review As Nick Brown certainly has I am going back in time by reading this one I was lucky enough to be sent the latest as it was at the time The Black Stone, which was actually number four in the series I d seen the name and some of the covers before that, but not got ...

  4. Eric Boot says:

    OK Mijn eerste kennismaking met Het Beleg begon zo ik had boekenbonnen en die moesten weg Dus ging ik naar de boekhandel, en zocht tussen de boeken naar n die ik niet kende Toen bleef mijn blik hangen bij, jawel Het Beleg Leek me wel interesting, dus zonder boekenbonnen ging ik terug naar huis Over het algemee...

  5. Justin says:

    This review was first published in the Historical Novel Review.270 AD Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned on her erstwhile master, Rome She has sent her armies across Arabia, Egypt, and Syria to sweep away the weakened Roman forces Antioch now stands exposed, with only the small garrison at the fort of Alauran standing in her armies path.Cassius Corbulo is new to the Roman ranks He s the privileged son of a noble family, untested, unbloodied, and ill prepared Nevertheless, his rank in the This review was first published in the Historical Novel Review.270 AD Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned on her erstwhile master, Rome She has sent her armies across Arabia, Egypt, and Syria to sweep away the weakened Roman forces Antioch now stands exposed, with only the small garrison at the fort of Alauran standing in her armies path.Cassius Corbulo is new to the Roman ranks He s the privileged son of a noble family, untested, unbloodied, and ill prepared Nevertheless, his rank in the secret service agents derisively known as the grain men qualifies him to act as a centurion, and he is sent off with only his Gallic servant to organize the fort s defense and h...

  6. Edoardo Albert says:

    Having started with number 6 in the Agent of Rome series I ve gone back to the beginning and the first posting for a young and callow Cassius Corbulo Two thirds of the elements that will make this a great series are already there Cassius himself and his slave Simo, ever punctilious for his master yet careful to conserve the small dignity afforded to him as a slave in Imperial Rome What s missing in this first book is the third member of the team, the bodyguard Indavara, who makes his debut in H...

  7. Laurentiu Lazar says:

    StoryThe Siegeis set against the backdrop of Emperor Aurelian s reign during the Palmeryan revolt led by Queen Zenobia The main character is a young security service officer named Cassius Corbulo, who by chance gets sent far off into the desert, south east of Antioch, to the fort of Alauran so as to coordinate the defense against a potential invasion force strategically important due to its water source Corbulo s mission seems impossible at first glance having to deal with inward doubts, StoryThe Siegeis set against the backdrop of Emperor Aurelian s reign during the Palmeryan revolt led by Queen Zenobia The main character is a young security service officer named Cassius Corbulo, who by chance gets sent far off into the desert, south east of Antioch, to the fort of Alauran so as to coordinate the defense against a potential invasion force strategically important due to its water source Corbulo s mission seems impossible at first glance having to deal with inward doubts, insecurities in his soldiery and leadership skills a 19 years of age youth, ...

  8. Robin Carter says:

    When ever you get a new debut author in a genre its potentially a mixed blessing, could this be a new giant of the genre could he she be a turkey There are the subtle parts of a new writer, like will they be a writer of explosive action, or slow burn deep facts, or a mix of them both With so many authors out there turning out great books it then means its down to the marketing and the cover artists to draw the eye and make you pick up the book and read the back cover.With Siege of Rome the When ever you get a new debut author in a genre its potentially a mixed blessing, could this be a new giant of the genre could he she be a turkey There are the subtle parts of a new writer, like will they be a writer of explosive action, or slow burn deep facts, or a mix of them both With so many authors out there turning out great books it then means its down to the marketing and the cover artists to draw the eye and make you pick up the book and read the back cover.With Siege of Rome the cover is fantastic, giving the reader the impression of action, pace, and history, Some excellent back cover blurb to really rope the reader in, so i was hooked and ready to part with my cashwas it a good idea Yes is the simple answer, the cover is actually slightly deceiving as the boo...

  9. Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews says:

    Cassias Corbulo is a fresh grain officer who has been dropped into the role of defending a key resource with a rag tag group of soldiers With a much larger contingent of the enemy on the way, he must pull this group together to defend Rome s interests and save his own life.With so many books set in Roman Britain that I have been reading lately , it was nice to get a different picture of the vast Roman Empire Syria is such a completely foreign place Nick Brown did an excellent job of bringing Cassias Corbulo is a fresh grain officer who has been dropped into the role of defending a key resource with a rag tag group of soldiers With a much larger contin...

  10. adam-p-reviews says:

    The Siege is the first book in Nick Brown s debut the Agent of Rome series and tells the tale of Cassius Corbulo, a young Roman aristocrat who after too much boozing and womanizing is forced to join the army by his Senator father Luckily because of his standing in Roman society, Corbulo manages to gain a place in the Imperial Security Service, which in normal circumstances would handle administration within the army such as gaining food and supplies and not really fight on the front line with n The Siege is the first book in Nick Brown s debut the Agent of Rome series and tells the tale of Cassius Corbulo, a young Roman aristocrat who after too much boozing and womanizing is forced to join the army by his Senator father Luckily because of his standing in Roman society, Corbulo manages to gain a place in the Imperial Security Service, which in normal circumstances would handle administration within the army such as gaining food and supplies and not really fight on the front line with normal Legionaries However, when Queen Zenobia of Palmyra throws off the shackles of Rome and revolts in 270 AD, Corbulo finds himself been the highest ranking officer on the Syrian boundary and is tasked with holding an important fort called Alauran on the Roman supply line Been a fresh recruit and only just passing his officer training, Corbulo is uneasy about taking a postin...