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River of Gold

Empire XI
Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
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The 11th novel in Anthony Riches' best-selling Empire series takes Marcus Aquila and his most trusted allies to Egypt. 

After saving the emperor's life in Rome, Marcus and his comrades have been sent across the sea to the wealthy, corrupt Greek metropolis of Aegyptus, Alexandria. 

An unknown enemy has slaughtered the garrison of the empire's last outpost before its border with the mysterious kingdom of Kush. Caravans can no longer reach the crucial Red Sea port of Berenike, from which the riches of the East flow towards Rome. 

The emperor's most trusted and most devious adviser has ordered Marcus' commander Scaurus and his trusted officers to the south. With orders that are tantamount to a suicide mission and with only one slim hope of success. 

Can a small force of highly trained legionaries restore the empire's power in this remote desert no-man's-land, when faced by the fanatical army of Kush's iron-fisted ruler? 

©2020 Anthony Riches (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Another magnificent entry

Anthony Riches has delivered gold again. Action packed and gritty. A real page turner! 10/10

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-08-2020

Every new book turns out to be a gripping adventur

When you have read the series, each new novel turns into a familiar, new adventure by the A Team of the Roman world. They keep on coming back for more and provide hours of entertainment. Thank you Anthony!

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  • LBar
  • 15-08-2020

worth the wait

I have gone through the empire series using a mix of hard books and audible books, the narration is awesome throughout. the story is gripping and detailed...I cant wait for the next one

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  • Mr T C
  • 14-08-2020

A new area of the empire well described

Another great and engaging listen. Lacked a large fixed piece battle that I thought it was building up to and felt like the story dropped off to quickly but enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-2020

great book from a great series 👍

have really enjoyed all of these books right from the wounds of honour book. top series 👍

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  • TheFluffyViking
  • 03-09-2020

Another cracker from Riches.

Loved the book, and reading the next chapter in Aquila/Corvus's path to vengeance. 'Bit of a sudden stop at the end, but still a very good book! Plenty of action, twists, turns, and even surprises. Gutted to see another favourite character killed, this one lost to a fluke ricocheting bolt, but that's war and if you can't take a joke... (Regular readers of the Empire series will get this one.) A tad disappointed to find another incidence of legionaries being called 'legionnaires', Marcus being addressed as both tribune and centurion by the same person in the same 'scene', as well as Cotta's name being thrown about like confetti when it was supposed to remain secret and to use his pseudonym 'Centurion Lucius' to keep his true identity hidden.