The Story

Caesar's Soldier

Who was the man that would become Caesar’s lieutenant, Brutus’ rival, Cleopatra’s lover, and Octavian’s enemy?

When his stepfather is executed for his involvement in the Catilinarian conspiracy, Mark Antony and his family are disgraced. His adolescence is marked by scandal and mischief, his love affairs are fleeting, and yet, his ambition is vast.

Antony’s path to prosperity leads him to an education in Athens, a campaign for a seat in the Senate, and a position of military command. Undeterred by his baptism of fire on the battlefields of Judaea and Egypt, he climbs the ranks to become the right hand man of Rome’s most famous general, Julius Caesar.

The first of an epic new four book series, Caesar’s Soldier brings to life the world of one of history’s greatest warriors and romantics, as he becomes an integral part of the Roman Republic in its moment of glory and crisis. Perfect for fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

“A bold and exciting recreation of the Roman world”

“A compelling and admirably detailed opening act to what promises to be a truly epic saga.”

“Roman fiction has a new master in Alex Gough.”

Caesar’s Soldier puts flesh on the historical bones of Marcus Antonius… The first in a series, Caesar’s Soldier leaves us eagerly awaiting the next volume”

“A tour de force from a master of Roman fiction”

“A fascinating account of a complex and compelling man”

“Another thrilling Roman read from Alex Gough, sparkling with life”