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2nd Edition of the first novel in the REPUBLIC'S END series-


From Darkness is undergoing a full reedit which is expected to go live in September 2020. Announcement to follow!

In the first century BC, under the backdrop of actual historical events, a series of characters from all walks of life struggle with their circumstances. FROM DARKNESS is epic historical fiction set in the last years of the Roman Republic.
            New opening sequence  - click here to read it

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The second book of REPUBLIC'S END - expected in 2021

Sorry I'm so far behind. Beside having a full-time job, I also try to become a better writer and felt I needed to rework From Darkness one last time to improve my craft BEFORE reworking and launching Into Dawn.

Into Dawn continues the characters from FROM DARKNESS and adds a few more. As I am currently wrapping up the multiple storylines, the time for you to let me know what you would like me to include is getting short. Click the Learn More button for details and please use the email tool to let me know.

REPUBLIC'S END

Detailed Color Maps and Desktop Background. Feel free to share my original work as public domain, as long as you reference me as the author and creator.

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Map of the Roman World in 59 BC

Color, added detail and travel routes

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Map of Hispania in 61 BC

Color, added detail and campaign routes

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Map of Gallia in 58 BC

Color, added detail and campaign/travel routes

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FROM DARKNESS - Cover as Hi-Res Desktop Background

 

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INTO DAWN - Cover as Hi-Res Desktop Background

 

Historical Background:

Caesar's Family, the Political Career Path of the Late Republic, Rome's history until the Gallic War, and the instruments used by the legions to signal commands.

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Family Tree of Julius Caesar

My own depiction of the Julii family tree, meant to show the most important family connections spanning from Caesar's great-grandfather to his great-nephew Octavius.

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Cursus Honorum in the Late Republic

I never found a COMPREHENSIVE overview of the Military/Political career path for the elite of Roman society, so I created this one.

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Brief History of Rome

From Founding to beginning of the Gallic War

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Signaling

The various horns used by the ancient Roman Legions to signal commands

Historical Background:

Legion organization during the Late Republic

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Typical Roman Legion around 60 BC

Roman Legion similar to Caesar's at the beginning of the Gallic War, including Auxilia.

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Legionary STANDARD Cohort around 60 BC

Roman standard Cohort (different from First Cohort) at full strength

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Legionary FIRST Cohort  around 60 BC

Roman First Cohort (different from standard Cohort) at full strength

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 Legion Auxilia around 60 BC

Typical Auxilia attachment for cavalry, slingers or archers, based on the ala structure of Socii Auxilia cavalry used until 88 BC.

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Typical Cohort Field Camp

Field Camp for single cohort, palisade walls built out of logs carried during march. 

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Typical permanent Legion Fort

Full-size Legion fort for permanent station or winter camp.

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