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A Sword Engaged (Marcus Aegius Series) Mark Annison

A Sword Engaged (Marcus Aegius Series)

Mark Annison

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It is AD 276 and Marcus Ambrosius Aegius, a Praetorian centurion, is engaged in money making schemes with the Imperial half brother when he is sent on a mission to assist Emperor Tacitus. He becomes involved in espionage, the political ambitions ofMoreIt is AD 276 and Marcus Ambrosius Aegius, a Praetorian centurion, is engaged in money making schemes with the Imperial half brother when he is sent on a mission to assist Emperor Tacitus. He becomes involved in espionage, the political ambitions of General Probus and an assassination attempt against the Emperor for which he is imprisoned and held under the torturer’s knife. Through his adventures and his ability to nursemaid a cohort of raw German recruits, he gains a meteoric rise to Tribune, aided and abetted by an odd assortment of companions including a foolish Auxiliary tribune, a poetry loving cavalry officer with an apparent death wish and an unscrupulous second in command.Meanwhile Marcus’ wry sense of humour attracts a personal enemy bent on having him killed. Several attempts are made on his life including an ambush and a poisoning. Through all this he battles the barbarian Goths, is sent to retrieve an army payroll, becomes the inadvertent owner of two slaves and fights a local insurrection while still making time for a pretty bar owner. A quiet life it isn’t!