Pirata: The Gates of Stone
Part two of the Roman Pirata series
By Simon Scarrow
The second episode in the new Roman pirate series of ebook novellas from the Sunday Times bestselling authors of INVADER and ARENA, Simon Scarrow and T. J. Andrews
The second ebook novella in the brand new Roman pirate series by Sunday Times bestselling authors Simon Scarrow and T. J. Andrews.
AD 25, the Adriaticum. Pirate ships hunt merchantmen across the stormy waters of the vast seas. But their control of these waters is threatened by the actions of a callous Roman commander...
Ship's boy Telemachus has left behind grinding poverty in the Piraeus to join the crew of the merchant ship Selene. Only recently a scrawny youth, he has become a strong and skilled seafarer after weeks of hardship at sea. Now he has fallen into the hands of pirates: brutal men, who take pleasure in vicious acts against their victims and, sometimes, each other.
As a pirate recruit under Captain Bulla, Telemachus faces cruel initiation rites and the dangerous enmity of the ship's ambitious first mate. He takes heart from the goal that drives him: of amassing the fortune he needs to rescue his older brother from slavery. But the men of Bulla's Poseidon's Trident face many dangers: Prefect Canis, commander of the Ravenna fleet, has them in his sights, while rival pirate gangs hunt the same seas. Telemachus quickly learns that fate, as much as courage or cunning, will decide his future . . .
Episode two in the PIRATA ebook novella series.
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include: ARENA and INVADER, also co-written with T. J. Andrews; his novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, including THE BLOOD OF ROME and DAY OF THE CAESARS; SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta; HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War; four novels about the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte; and PLAYING WITH DEATH, a contemporary thriller written with Lee Francis.
T. J. Andrews was born near Barking Abbey and grew up in Essex, not far from the Ancient Roman garrison at Colchester. After several years in publishing he became a full-time writer. He lives in St Albans.
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21 Feb 2019
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