The Imperial Banner by Nick Brown


Cassius Corbulo, a reluctant member of the Imperial Secret Service, the Frumentarii or Grain Men, is back in this, the second book of Nick Brown’s exciting series.  In The Imperial Banner, Corbulo is tasked with recovering a significant amount of treasure taken from the Palmyrans after their rebellion has failed and is destined to fill Emperor Aurelian’s depleted coffers.  Among the items stolen is a flag or banner that is very important to the Persians and was to be given to them as a token of peace between Rome and Persia; without it, war is probable.  The trail of the perpetrators leads to Antioch and any number of suspects making this one of those stories where surprises abound and where Corbulo’s investigative abilities and his endurance are tested to the limits.  Aiding him in this task are his manservant, Simo and a wonderful new addition to this series, an ex-gladiator, Indavara.  The author has once again hit the mark with this well crafted and satisfying thriller… a page turning, sleep depriving tale of intrigue and greed.  5 stars..

About the author:

Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex.In 2000 he embarked on a PCGE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of English and humanities.  Having taught in England and Poland he now lives in his home town, Norwich. ‘The Emperor’s Silver’ is the fifth volume of the ‘Agent of Rome’ series.

Titles in this series:

The Siege

The Imperial Banner

The Far Shore

The Black Stone

The Emperor’s Silver


2 thoughts on “The Imperial Banner by Nick Brown

  1. Naomi May 12, 2015 / 7:31 am

    It’s great, isn’t it 😀

    • tigers68 May 12, 2015 / 7:36 am

      Indeed…just bought number 3 🙂

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