The Spear of Crom (Paperback)

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In first-century Britain, Celtic warrior Fergus rides out on a deadly quest for his Roman commanders. A thrilling blend of legend and history, bloody battles and daring deeds, The Spear of Crom is the gripping new novel by acclaimed historical author Tim Hodkinson.

A priceless relic – a thankless quest – who will make it out alive?

58AD. Fergus MacAmergin is a man out of place. An Irish Celt, he passes as a Gaul and rides with the Roman cavalry in Britannia, affirming Nero's control over the province. Wearied by years of fighting across the Empire, Fergus dreams of escaping the fetters of his birth and living freely as a citizen of Rome.

When Fergus's commander makes an error in a skirmish against the Britons, it is Fergus who takes the blame. He and his men are given a thankless task – a quest that spells danger, despair, and near-certain death... but just might be what an ambitious young soldier needs. Their mission: to find the Holy Lance, the spear that wounded Christ on the Cross, and make it back alive with Celtic foes on every side.

The young Tribune Agricola is drawn into the heart of the quest, and he and Fergus must overlook their differences if they are to survive. But there are plans afoot amongst the Roman commanders that may mean disaster for all concerned. What is the beautiful Celtic Queen Finnabair plotting with the Roman high command, and why is the Holy Lance so key to the Romans' mastery over an unruly province?

Praise for Tim Hodkinson:

'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' Historical Novel Association

'A gripping action adventure... Once finished, you just want to go back and read it all over again' Melisende's Library

'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there' Historical Writers' Association

About the Author


Tim Hodkinson grew up in Northern Ireland where he developed a love of history and studied a degree in Medieval English and Old Norse Literature. After several years in the USA, Tim has returned to Northern Ireland, where he lives with his wife and children. His works include his Whale Road Vikings series, his Richard Savage Knight Templar series, and his new series set in Roman Britain.

@TimHodkinson
www.timhodkinson.blogspot.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9781801105392
ISBN-10: 1801105391
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Publication Date: February 10th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English