2nd Century

Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire

By Ruth Downie - Published 2013

Genres:

MilitaryMystery/Crime

Set in 2nd-century Roman Britain during Hadrian’s rule, this interesting read started out slow for a mystery but picked up speed about ...Read Review

Agent of Rome: The Imperial Banner

By Nick Brown - Published 2012

Genres:

AdventureMilitaryMystery/Crime

Set in Imperial Rome, this is the second book in a series. I haven`t read the first, Agent of Rome: The Siege, ...Read Review

A Roman Rescue

By Emma Dodd (illus.) - By K. A. Gerrard - Published 2012

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

Ancient Rome. Young Charlie and his dog Bandit fall down a hole and find themselves in Rome during the reign of the emperor ...Read Review

The Leopard Sword

By Anthony Riches - Published 2012

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

Marcus Valerius Aquila returns in this the fourth of the Empire series. Continuing to use the pseudonym of Marcus Tribulus Corvus, centurion of ...Read Review

A Whispering of Spies

By Rosemary Rowe - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in 191-192 AD in Roman Britannia, A Whispering of Spies features Libertus, Rowe’s sleuth in this series, accused of theft and ...Read Review

The Vestal Vanishes

By Rosemary Rowe - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Libertus, the ex-slave mosaic designer, returns for the 12th entry of this series set in Roman Britain during the reign of Commodus, the ...Read Review

Empire: Fortress of Spears

By Anthony Riches - Published 2011

Genres:

Adventure

Young Marcus Aquila (calling himself Centurion Corvus) has hidden himself in the Roman Army and is serving in one of Rome’s most ...Read Review

Agent of Rome: The Siege

By Nick Brown - Published 2011

Genres:

Adventure

Its eastern provinces are being gobbled up by the aggressive (and suspiciously Arabesque) Palmyrans, and the Roman Empire, shown as rather decadent, seems ...Read Review

Eromenos

By Melanie McDonald - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Melanie McDonald, in her slim, lyrical debut Eromenos, re-creates the story of the Roman emperor Hadrian’s all-consuming infatuation with the gorgeous Bithynian ...Read Review

Ruso and the River of Darkness

By Ruth Downie - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The fourth novel in a series of historical mysteries set in the second century A.D., Caveat Emptor takes place in Roman Britain. ...Read Review