The Capsarius (Legion XXII #1) (Paperback)

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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 and chaos in Egypt. Founded as the private royal army of one of Rome's most devoted allies, the king of Galatia, their ways are not the same as the other legions', a factor that sets them apart and causes friction with their fellow soldiers.

Marching into the unknown, Cervianus will find unexpected allies in 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, dark assassins, vicious crocodiles, and worst of all, the warrior queen of Kush...

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


'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)

About the Author

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, the Tales of the Empire and The Damned Emperor series, and the Rise of Emperors books with Gordon Doherty.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781801108942
ISBN-10: 1801108943
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Publication Date: February 10th, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Legion XXII