4th Century

Innocence & Gold Dust

By Frances Webb - Published 2010

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Eutropius, the main character in Frances Webb’s novel, is a eunuch, and this may remind some readers of Mary Renault’s great ...Read Review

Valeria’s Cross

By Kathi Macias - By Susan Wales - Published 2010

Genres:

Inspirational

Emperor Diocletian (r.284-305 A.D.) is a brilliant leader whose innovative reforms reinvigorate the Roman Empire, but when his power starts to ...Read Review

Bloodflower

By Christine Hinwood - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Cam Attling comes home from war one-armed, broken and alone. The villagers of Kayforl want to know why Cam is alone. What happened ...Read Review

The Philosopher Prince

By Paul Waters - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureLiteraryMilitary

Set in 355 AD, the book follows on an earlier novel by Waters, Cast Not the Day. It opens with Aquinus’s funeral at ...Read Review

The Sower of the Seeds of Dreams

By Bill Page - Published 2011

Genres:

Adventure

Roman Britain, 368 AD. Acting Primicerius Canio has become mixed up in the death of a suspected deserter who, in his dying breath, tells ...Read Review

Cast Not the Day

By Paul Waters - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

The central character of this book, set in the middle of the 4th century AD, is Drusus, a young British nobleman of Roman ...Read Review

Murder’s Immortal Mask

By Paul Doherty - Published 2008

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Mystery/Crime

Rome, 314 AD. Constantine is now the emperor, having defeated Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge in the year 312 and brought to an ...Read Review

Song of the North

By Jules Watson - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureEpicFantasy

Roman Britannia, AD 366. Minna, a servant girl of mixed Roman and British blood, feels out of place and discontented with her life. The ...Read Review

The Last Legionary

By Paul Elliott - Published 2007

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a lively description of the Roman army in the last years of its stay in Britain, using the experiences of an ...Read Review

The Water Thief

By Ben Pastor - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Water Thief is a puzzle within a conundrum – an academic mystery turned deadly. In 304 C.E. Aelius Spartianus, commander in the army ...Read Review