The Fort

The Fort


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From bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy, a profoundly authentic, action-packed adventure set on Rome's Danubian frontier.


The Dacian kingdom and Rome are at peace, but no one thinks that it will last. Sent to command an isolated fort beyond the Danube, centurion Flavius Ferox can sense that war is coming, but also knows that enemies may be closer to home.

Many of the Brigantes under his command are former rebels and convicts, as likely to kill him as obey an order. And then there is Hadrian, the emperor's cousin, and a man with plans of his own.

"An instant classic of the genre." HARRY SIDEBOTTOM

"An authentic, enjoyable read." THE TIMES

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  • Charles  van Buren

    Great historical fictionA very effective novel of war, adventure, danger, politics and romance. Many of the characters from Mr. Goldsworthy's Vindolanda trilogy are featured and are, in fact, main cha...

  • Emma

    4.5 starsFlavius Ferox is in trouble. If you've met him before (in Goldsworthy's Vindolanda series), you'll know that Ferox is always in trouble. In fact, he's such a magnet for shitty situations, th...

  • Laura Tenfingers

    Another very fun Roman adventure with our truculent badass, Flavius Ferox, only now we're in Dacia, present-day Romania. I think he's an even bigger badass here than in the previous trilogy, which is ...

  • Paul E. McPaulface

    Another great book about Flavius Ferox and chums back in AD105. This is technically the start of a second trilogy but it does pick up more or less where the last book in the Vindolanda trilogy left of...

  • William Gwynne

    To hear a short pitch of The Fort by Adrian Goldsworthy himself, where he talks about previous releases and about the premise of this new release, you can click on a link here - The Brothers Gwynne...

  • Cathy

    Hadrian to Ferox: "You are a hard man to kill, and you have the knack of winning against the odds."Although The Fort is the first in a new series, it features Flavius Ferox as well as some of the ot...

  • Yvonne (The Coycaterpillar Reads)

    Sometimes you just pick up a book and fall into another time. The Fort by Adrian Goldsworthy is one such book. The time, the characters, the narrative. Everything just seems to slot into place. The ch...

  • Bogdan

    Just one word!! DACIA!!! Yes, the events in this books take place, mostly, there. And for me it was another motive in plus to like this novel.But, rest assured, Overall the book has tension, a lot of ...

  • Keith Currie

    Flavius Ferox Defends a FortThis is the first in a new series featuring the cast of the same author’s Vindolanda series. Centurion Flavius Ferox and his pal Vindex and a force of fierce Brigantes ar...

  • Darwin8u

    Last of my Goldsworthy fiction for a bit. Back to more serious fiction. ...