Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Sons of Rome (Rise of Emperors #1). Co-authored by Simon Turney & Gordon Doherty,

Published as an ebook on 15th October and will be available in hardcover in December.

Publication Date : October 15, 2020

Print Length : 433 pages

Publisher : Head of Zeus — an Aries Book

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Four Emperors. Two Friends. One Destiny.

As twilight descends on the 3rd Century AD, the Roman Empire is but a shadow of its former self. Decades of usurping emperors, splinter kingdoms and savage wars have left the people beleaguered, the armies weary and the future uncertain. And into this chaos Emperor Diocletian steps, reforming the succession to allow for not one emperor to rule the world, but four.

Meanwhile, two boys share a chance meeting in the great city of Treverorum as Diocletian’s dream is announced to the imperial court. Throughout the years that follow, they share heartbreak and glory as that dream sours and the empire endures an era of tyranny and dread. Their lives are inextricably linked, their destinies ever-converging as they rise through Rome’s savage stations, to the zenith of empire.

For Constantine and Maxentius, the purple robes beckon…

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Four Emperors. Two Friends. One Destiny.

As twilight descends on the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire is but a shadow of its former self. Decades of usurping emperors, splinter kingdoms and savage wars have left the people beleaguered, the armies weary and the future uncertain. And into this chaos Emperor Diocletian steps, reforming the succession to allow for not one emperor to rule the world, but four.

Meanwhile, two boys share a chance meeting in the great city of Treverorum as Diocletian’s dream is announced to the imperial court. Throughout the years that follow, they share heartbreak and glory as that dream sours and the empire endures an era of tyranny and dread. Their lives are inextricably linked, their destinies ever-converging as they rise through Rome’s savage stations, to the zenith of empire. For Constantine and Maxentius, the purple robes beckon…


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Sons of Rome, the first volume of the joint work between two authors Simon Turney & Gordon Doherty is set for release through Head of Zeus on December 10th 2020.

Sons of Rome Is a historical fiction of the incredible rise of Constantine and Maxentius. The author have created a propulsive storyline, offering both drama and historical authenticity to appeal to anyone interested in Roman fiction.

The character development and complex relationships, and the setting and time period are brought to life with unique details. The seamless narration flows perfectly, that you would never know that two separate authors contributed to such a compelling book. The switching back and forward is impeccable, you are thrust into this violent and political time period. Rich atmospheric imagery along with fleshed out characters will have on the edge of your seat.

I have read multiple books, that are somewhat centered on this particular time period, but I have to say this book, by far this one is impeccable. With meticulous research the authors brings both of their own voices to give the reader an incredible experience.

A compelling book that will have catapulted into the time of 3rd century AD.

Rome used to be a superpower back in the days of the early 2nd century. With border wars it’s been on a steady decline. Diocletian, was a forceful Roman general who sized power, and declared himself emperor. In a bold step he knew that the Empire was to large, and took actions to make a spit of it. Keeping the eastern part and giving the western half to his colleague, Maximian.

Told through the eyes of the two POV’s, Constantine and Maxentius. A coming of age, epic fiction that centers on two very different and men and their part in history.

This book will ignite you to investigate and learn more about this era and these iconic historical legends. Along with political and religious drama that takes center stage in this turbulent time in history.

About the Authors

Simon Turney is the author of the Marius’ Mules and Praetorian series, as well as The Damned Emperor series for Orion and Tales of the Empire series for Canelo. He is based in Yorkshire. 

Connect with Simon
Website | Twitter

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonturney_aka_sjaturney/


Gordon Doherty is the author of the Legionary and Strategos series, and wrote the Assassin’s Creed tie-in novel Odyssey. He is based in Scotland.

Connect with Gordon
Website | Twitter

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gordon.doherty/

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