Blood Forest – Geraint Jones
‚A bloody page-turner’ Mail on Sunday
They call him Felix. A lost soldier without a memory and now a brutal battle to win.
For fans of Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden, a spectacular debut where honour and duty, legions and tribes clash in bloody, heart-breaking glory . . .
AD 9. Fifteen thousand battle-hardened Roman legionaries strike deep into dense forest. Awaiting them are deadly, hostile Germanic tribes. In a clearing they find twelve massacred and strung-up legionaries.
Is this a threat, or a warning?
There is just one bloodied, broken survivor. He has no idea who he is. Only that he is a soldier.
And now he must fight. As the legions are mercilessly cut down, the nameless soldier joins a small band of survivors trapped in the forest. If they fight together they have a slim chance of staying alive.
But whose side is the soldier on? And is it the right one?
‚Gives Rome’s legionaries a contemporary voice – brutal, audacious and fast paced’ Anthony Riches, author of Empire series
‚Historical fiction written by a real war veteran who knows all there is to know about blood and bonding in battle. An earthy and powerful read’ Sport
‚Blood and guts, but also a clever exploration of the moral ambiguity of war and loyalty to a flag’ Mail on Sunday