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Empire Incorporated

by Brian Croasdell

UK price: £9.06     US price: $16.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0-595-34207-8
Published: Jan-2005


It’s just after the invasion of southeast Britain by Rome. In the City, there is financial manipulation to fuel political ambition, while outside the newest Province, a desperate British defence of the West takes place.

Book Description

The Roman invasion of southeast Britain had brought much needed prestige to consolidate the new reign of Emperor Claudius. After eight years it has now faded. No significant financial benefits have flowed from the Province of Britain. Instead, the expensive Roman army, of which Claudius is the Commander in Chief, has been unable to suppress the army of the British in the West. The Province is a financial drain on the Empire and the lack of military success is becoming a serious political embarrassment to the Emperor. His enemies, including those closest to him, gather resources, eliminate loyalists and prepare to bring him down.

The dramatic power of the action sequences and the description of the settings illuminate the converging paths of High King Caratacos, who with the hard-core remnant of the army of the British tries to maintain his political footing, and of Aurelius Victorinus of the Urban Cohorts, the police service of the City, who investigates financial manipulation.

About the author

Born in England, Brian Croasdell built a career as a policeman and a security specialist in southern Africa. He now lives with his wife in Hertfordshire. He has also written Wool and Iron and High Cross in the same series.

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Also by Brian Croasdell:

Wool and Iron            

by Brian Croasdell

UK  price: £21.99    US  price: $25.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 478
ISBN: 0-595-31059-1
Published: Feb-2004

This enthralling historical novel re-enacts the invasion of Britain by Rome. Political murder, intrigue, mutiny and invasion, underpinned by business deals on an imperial scale, are set against the struggle for freedom of an artistic and warlike people.

High Cross               
by Brian J. Croasdell

UK price: £11.26   US price: $20.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0-595-41275-0
Published: Oct-2006

The setting is Britain following the Roman invasion in the time of Boudica. In the centre, a damaged adolescent comes to power. In a far, new Province, the dismantling of Celtic institutions and the opening of the territory to World trade is blocked by a furious native rebellion.