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<p><b> In first-century Britain, Celtic warrior Fergus rides out on a deadly quest for his Roman commanders. A new historical adventure from Irish author Tim Hodkinson. </b></p><h2>A priceless relic – a thankless quest – who will make it out alive? </h2><p>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.</p><p>When Fergus's commander makes an error in a skirmish against the Britons, it is Fergus who takes the blame. Demoted, he is suddenly given a command of his own... Fergus's men are given a task – a quest that spells danger, despair, and near-certain death... but just might be what an ambitious young soldier needs. Tribune Agricola, still in his teens, is drawn into the heart of the quest, and he and Fergus must overlook their differences if they are to survive. 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. But there are machinations amongst the Roman rulers 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?</p><p>A thrilling blend of legend and history, bloody battles and daring deeds, <i>The Spear of Crom</i> is the impeccably researched new novel by one of the best writers of historical fiction around.</p><h2>Praise for Tim Hodkinson: </h2><p>'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of <b>Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin</b>, and especially <b>Theodore Brun</b>' <i>HISTORICAL NOVEL ASSOCIATION</i></p><p>'A gripping action adventure... Once finished, <b>you just want to go back and read it all over again</b>' MELISENDE'S LIBRARY</p><p>'An <b>excellently written page-turner</b>, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there' <i>HISTORICAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION</i></p>

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9781801105392
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Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
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352
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<p>First in a new historical adventure series featuring Celtic warrior Fergus, set in first-century Roman Britain. Fergus and Tribune Agricola's mission: to find the Holy Lance, and make it back alive with Celtic foes on every side.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR TIM HODKINSON</b>: <br />
'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' <i>Historical Novel Association</i>, on <i>The Whale Road Chronicles</i>. <br />
'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there' <i>Historical Writers Association</i>, on <i>Lions of the Grail</i>. <br />
'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old; and once finished, you just want to go back and read it all over again'

Melisende's Library, on The Whale Road Chronicles

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The Spear of Crom
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9781801105392
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Paperback
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The Spear of Crom
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<p>First in a new historical adventure series.</p>

<p>Unique viewpoint on Roman Britain – protagonist is a Celt fighting under the Romans.</p>

<p>Author has over 1,000 5* reviews on Amazon and his Whale Road Chronicles have grown with every title.</p>

<p>MARKET: Simon Scarrow; Ben Kane; Alex Gough; Simon Turney.</p>

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