Shadow and Dust (A Short Story)
Harry Sidebottom, Read by Colin Mace

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Narrated By: Colin Mace

Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes

What to expect

A tense and brilliantly dramatic short story from the bestselling author of The Throne of the Caesars Series.

This thrilling short story opens at the end of BLOOD AND STEEL and is the perfect trailer for Harry Sidebottom’s new novel FIRE AND SWORD.

AD 238. When Gordian the Younger is brutally cut down at the battle of Carthage, his ally Phillyrio and a centurion from his army must make for the hills of northern Africa, to escape Maximinus’s army. But their enemy, led by Capelianus, is determined to hunt them down.


Classic fiction, Historical fiction

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Praise for Harry Sidebottom:

‘An amazing story of bloodlust, ruthless ambition and revenge’ THE TIMES

‘Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship’ THE TIMES

‘Superior fiction, with depth, authenticity and a sense of place’ TLS

‘A storming triumph…wonderful fight scenes, deft literary touches and salty dialogue’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama’ GUARDIAN