Egypt, 25 BC. Titus Cervianus is no ordinary soldier. And the Twenty Second is no ordinary legion. Formed from the personal guard of a conquered king, the Twenty Second's ways are strange to soldiers of the Empire - yet the legion has proved itself in the blistering heat of the desert.
Cervianus and his comrades march into the unknown as he and the Twenty Second Legion contend with the armies of the Bellatrix: the Warrior Queen of Kush. The Kushites and the Egyptians are united against the Roman presence in their lands - but there are complex political and military forces at work. Deep in the deserts, Cervianus and his comrades must brace themselves for a furious onslaught as they take on the might of the Bellatrix.
Reviews for Simon Turney's Legion XXII series
'If you want gritty and utterly authentic edge of the seat Roman action, you should be reading Simon Turney.' Anthony Riches
'Brings a whole new dimension to the genre... Recommended.' Historical Novel Society
'A blistering desert epic, brimming with tension, mystery and adventure!' Gordon Doherty
Reviews for Simon Turney
'A page turner from beginning to end... A damn fine read.' Ben Kane
'First-rate Roman fiction.' Matthew Harffy