The Realm of a God

After completing your novel you'd think it would be easy to publish, especially with the digital platforms which are available, but self-publishing means you must also do your own formatting and cover design, as well as creating a blog and arranging insurance....


Anyway, almost there! The 'Realm of a God' should be published on Amazon in the next few days. It is the first in what I hope will be a series of novels which are inspired by Ammianus Marcellinus. It is set in the final quarter of the fourth century. The main character is Servius, a young Burgundian prince, who arrives at the emperor’s court as a guarantor to a peace treaty. Set to work in the imperial stables, the storyline follows his adventures as he waits to become a soldier. Around him the world is changing. The emperor is ill and as others plot over the succession, Servius is sent to Rome to seize two champion racehorses. Faced by the jealousy of the Anicii and the blood curdling brutality of the bagaudae, Servius knows he can only survive by protecting the emperor’s honour.