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Publishing Schedule

July, 2018
Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs, book no.12 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

August, 2018
Halfhyde Goes to War, book no.13 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

September, 2018
The King's Commission, book no.3 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

September, 2018
Halfhyde on the Amazon, book no.14 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

October, 2018
The King's Privateer, book no.4 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

October, 2018
Halfhyde and the Admiral, book no.15 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

November, 2018
The Black Ring, book no.2 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

November, 2018
The Bermuda Privateer (PB), book no.1 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

December, 2018
Halfhyde and the Fleet Review, book no.16 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

The Fight for Rome Book 2:The Gladiators of the Empire Novels

Continuing the adventures of Quintus Honorius Romanus (a.k.a. Taurus)—legendary gladiator of ancient Rome—this second book in the series picks up in AD 68, when the emperor is dead, and the throne is up for grabs. Three contenders square off to take control of the government, and as civil unrest begins to build, Quintus and his friends, the beast hunter Lindani and the gladiatrix Amazonia, are forced to fight with the legionnaires of Rome in what will soon become bloody civil war. Meanwhile, in a remote corner of the empire, Quintus’ former slave, Lucius Calidius, plots another rise to power—and not even Quintus will stand in his way.

408 pages
ISBN-13: 9781590131121
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"A well-written story of ancient Rome, comparable to novels written by Simon Scarrow and Michael Curtis Ford...an exciting portrayal of gladiatorial combat...well crafted" —The Historical Novels Review

"[The Fight for Rome] takes the story of Quintus Honorius Romanus, the gladiator going by the name of Taurus, to a new level . . . The story is nicely woven into the real history of AD 69 . . . The characters introduced in the first novel have grown and Mr. Duffy is adept at portraying their relationships, and their internal conflicts."—romanhistorybooksandmore.com

Praise for Sand of the Arena:

"Duffy recreates in gory detail the world of Roman gladiators … fast-paced, sanguinary action . . . [an] entertaining read."—Publishers Weekly


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