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A.D. 30: A Novel

by Ted Dekker Center Street (October 28, 2014)

A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine.

A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.

The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all.

Step back in...

Spartans at the Gates: A Novel

The Warrior Trilogy #2

by Noble Smith St. Martin's Press (June 24, 2014)

The Peloponnesian War has begun. An army of merciless Spartan invaders have arrived at the gates of Plataea, bent on obliterating the independent city-state and its inhabitants. Plataea's oldest allies, the...

Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

Hannibal #1

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

As Rome rose to power in the 3rd century BCE there was only one real rival in the Mediterranean—Carthage. In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage. Now Hannibal, a brilliant...

Ramses: The Lady of Abu Simbel - Volume IV

by Christian Jacq Grand Central Publishing (July 05, 1999)

Saga about ancient Egypt & the powerful struggle between Ramses & his enemies.

Ramses: The Battle of Kadesh - Volume III

by Christian Jacq Grand Central Publishing (June 24, 1999)

The powerful Hittites have declared war on Egypt, and Ramses must do the impossible: seize their impregnable fortress at Kadesh with his ragged army, even as his powerful bodyguard and right-hand man has been...

Ramses: The Eternal Temple - Volume II

by Christian Jacq Grand Central Publishing (July 05, 1999)

The splendor and danger of ancient Egypt continues in the second volume of this magnificent saga. For Ramses, the Son of Light, the coronation has arrived. Now he will learn whether the friends of his youth--people...

Ramses: Under the Western Acacia - Volume V

by Christian Jacq Grand Central Publishing (July 05, 1999)

In the final novel in the bestselling series, Christian Jacq writes of the Hittite king who wants Ramses to marry his daughter, while revolt is brewing among the revenge-driven Libyans.

Antony and Cleopatra: A Novel

by Colleen McCullough Simon & Schuster (December 04, 2007)

A sweeping epic of ancient Rome from the #1 bestselling author of The Thorn Birds

In this breathtaking follow-up to The October Horse, Colleen McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony...

Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

by David Gibbins St. Martin's Press (September 03, 2013)

How far would you go for Rome?

Carthage, 146 BC.

This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus – Roman legionary and centurion – and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first...

Empire Rising

Eskkar Saga #2

by Sam Barone HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Into this violent, unsettled land come the outcast Korthac and the remnants of his mighty desert fighters. Joining forces with Ariamus and his brutal band of thieves, the invaders set their sights on the biggest...

Sons of Zeus

The Warrior Trilogy #1

by Noble Smith St. Martin's Press (June 11, 2013)

In 431 B.C., Ancient Greece experienced its own "Pearl Harbor"—a treacherous sneak attack that would mark the start of the bloody war between the democracy of Athens and the tyranny of Sparta. Caught between...


Spartacus #2

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (May 14, 2013)

Spartacus and his ragtag army take on the mighty Roman army in Ben Kane's brilliant recreation of one of the best-known epics of the modern era

Spartacus has already done the impossible—not only has he escaped...

The Road to Rome

The Forgotten Legion Trilogy #3

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (January 03, 2012)

In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria....

The Forgotten Legion

The Forgotten Legion Trilogy #1

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (January 05, 2010)

Set in the late Roman Republic, in the first century B.C.E., The Forgotten Legion is a tale of the greatest empire of the ancient world from the perspective of those on the lowest rungs of its society. Romulus...

The Silver Eagle

The Forgotten Legion Trilogy #2

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (March 15, 2011)

"A gripping blend of history, battles, gore, ancient politics, betrayals, consummate and casual cruelty, and sex....a pleasure for those who like history and great adventure." —Library Journal on The Forgotten...

The Betrayal

by Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear Tom Doherty Associates (March 03, 2009)

There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus. One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying them with...

The Gladiator

Spartacus #1

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2012)

"Gritty, passionate and violent, this thrilling book is a real page-turner and a damn good read. It brings Spartacus—and ancient Rome—to vivid, colorful life." —Steven Pressfield, author of Gates of Fire...

Master and God

by Lindsey Davis St. Martin's Publishing Group (June 05, 2012)

From New York Times bestselling novelist Lindsey Davis comes an epic novel of first-century Rome and the Emperor Domitian, known to all of the Roman world as Master and God

Set in the reign of the Emperor Domitian...

Cleopatra's Heir

by Gillian Bradshaw Tom Doherty Associates (May 31, 2002)

The might and power of Julius Caesar, the man who conquered the known world.

The beauty of Cleopatra, the woman who conquered the conqueror.

Together they could have forged an empire whose power had never been...

The Eagle's Prophecy

Eagle #6

by Simon Scarrow St. Martin's Press (November 28, 2006)

The arresting sixth novel in Simon Scarrow's epic series of the Roman army

It is spring A.D. 45 in Rome, and Centurions Macro and Cato, dismissed from the Second Legion in Britain, are waiting for an investigation...

When the Eagle Hunts

Eagle #3

by Simon Scarrow St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Well-paced and intricately plotted, When the Eagle Hunts is a brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue, and a suicide mission.

Is the unflinching courage of the Roman army a match for the ruthless...

The Eagle's Conquest

Eagle #2

by Simon Scarrow St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

When Centurion Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato arrive on the shores of Britain to take part in the Emperor Claudius' invasion in AD 43, Macro knows the desperately outnumbered Roman army will be...

The Eagle and the Wolves

Eagle #4

by Simon Scarrow St. Martin's Press (November 28, 2006)

The most dangerous mission of their military careers awaits two heroes of the Roman army in Britain.

In The Eagle and the Wolves, the epic fourth novel of Simon Scarrow's series, it's A.D. 44 and Vespasian and...

The Hittite

by Ben Bova Tom Doherty Associates (April 13, 2010)

This is the tale of Lukka, the Hittite soldier who traveled across Greece in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-torn Troy. There he proves...

The Eagle's Prey

Eagle #5

by Simon Scarrow St. Martin's Press (November 01, 2005)

The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in this epic fifth novel of Simon Scarrow's acclaimed series, The Eagle's Prey

It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second...

The Course of Honour

by Lindsey Davis St. Martin's Press (May 12, 2009)

In ancient Rome, ambitious citizens who aspired to political power, to become one of the ruling elite—a senator, had to follow what was known as "The Course of Honor." This course had only one unbreakable...

Under the Eagle

Eagle #1

by Simon Scarrow St. Martin's Press (December 06, 2002)

In this first book of a new historical fiction series, a crack Roman legion invades Britain in this brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue and heroism

It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro,...

The Macedonian

by Nicholas Guild Tom Doherty Associates (December 05, 2017)

Nicholas Guild's The Macedonian is a gripping fictional account of the life of Philip of Macedon, the king who sired Alexander the Great and conquered an unprecedented number of ancient Greek city-states.


The Song of Achilles

Women's Prize for Fiction 2012

by Madeline Miller Ecco (March 06, 2012)

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”

—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” declares...

The Spartan Dagger

by Nicholas Guild Tom Doherty Associates (December 27, 2016)

Ancient Sparta comes to life in The Spartan Dagger, Nicholas Guild's vivid tale of murder and vengeance.

On a cold night, at the outskirts of a peasant village, two Spartan youths wait to perform an ancient rite...

Clouds of War

Hannibal #3

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (November 22, 2016)

In 213 B.C., as the forces of both Rome and Hannibal’s army from Carthage are still reeling from the losses at the Battle of Canae, the second Punic War rages on. With more and more of Rome’s Italian allies...

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome

by Crystal King Atria Books (April 25, 2017)

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

A Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read”

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, this “addictively readable...

The October Horse

by Colleen McCullough Simon & Schuster (November 26, 2002)

In her new book about the men who were instrumental in establishing the Rome of the Emperors, Colleen McCullough tells the story of a famous love affair and a man whose sheer ability could lead to only one end...

A Sudden Dawn: A Martial Arts Novel

by Goran Powell YMAA Publication Center (June 16, 2010)

This epic historical fiction novel opens 507 A.D. with a young man named Sardili born of the warrior caste in Sardili realizes that he would rather seek enlightenment than follow his family's military legacy...

Fields of Blood

Hannibal #2

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (February 02, 2016)

Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues. Having brought his army safely over the Alps in winter, he now marches south to confront the enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns...

Sword of Apollo

The Warrior Trilogy #3

by Noble Smith St. Martin's Press (December 08, 2015)

"Noble Smith brings the gory political struggles of fifth-century [B.C.] Greece vividly to life in a way that I haven't seen since the novels of Mary Renault. A superb historical novel by a master storyteller."—Angus...


by Grant Buday Biblioasis (September 15, 2008)

A retelling of the Trojan War told from Odysseus's perspective.

Dawn of Empire

Eskkar Saga #1

by Sam Barone HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Five millennia ago, on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, the course of human history changed forever . . .

The people of Orak cherish their peaceful village and the life they have made. Though not proficient...

The Scourge of God

by William Dietrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For fans of the movie Gladiator comes this bloody account of the clashing of civilizations, as Attila the Hun, "The Scourge of God," struggles to overthrow the Roman Empire.

The Roman Empire is weakening. In...

Revenge of the Rose

by Nicole Galland HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Welcome to a world of intrigue of the most intriguing kind, where emperors and popes desperately vie for power, even as their subjects and servants engage in behind-the-scenes machinations of their own.

The Holy...


by Colin Falconer St. Martin's Press (May 26, 2015)

A sweeping tale of courage, honor, and betrayal in the army of Alexander the Great

Babylon, 323 BC. Alexander the Great has survived every effort to kill him. Restless, ruthless, he wonders which world to conquer...

Children of the Dawn

by Patricia Rowe Grand Central Publishing (October 31, 2009)

Nine thousand years ago, the horses died, leaving the band of people called the Shahala hungry. Their Moonkeeper, Ashan, led them across the Tabu land, but ahead waited a woman with secrets that would destroy...

Pharaoh - Volume II of Kleopatra

by Karen Essex Grand Central Publishing (May 30, 2009)

Following on from 'Kleopatra', the glittering epic of Egypt's queen continues as she allies herself with Anthony and begins a love story that immortalizes her as one of history's greatest political players and...


by Karen Essex, Gary McAvoy & Gail Hudson Grand Central Publishing (May 30, 2009)

High drama and ancient history combine in this novel of the early life of Egypt's infamous queen, at once a beautiful seductress, brilliant politician, and the most powerful ruler of her time.

The Son of Light

by Christian Jacq Grand Central Publishing (June 22, 1999)

Historical fiction meets mythology as ancient Egypt comes alive in this monumental epic with over 2 million copies sold around the world.

At fourteen, Ramses, the second son of the Pharaoh Seth, must begin to...

Drinker of Blood

by Lynda S. Robinson Mysterious Press (September 26, 2009)

Amid the ongoing & disturbingly hushed investigation of the murder of Queen Nefertiti, the pharaoh's trusted advisor Lord Meren is suddenly called away to investigate the bizarre death of the pharaoh's favorite...