The Hidden Legion (The Hidden Legion Trilogy #1) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the The Hidden Legion Trilogy series.


A bold new historical fantasy of Gods and monsters, of Heroes and Soldiers. A story of the Roman Empire as never before. 


It is the twentieth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Caesar Augustus. The Empire spans the known world. No power is greater, and nothing can threaten the peace it brings. And no one must know of the horrors that haunt it.

Aemilius thought he would die heroically in battle like his forefathers, mourned by a loving wife and many children, but he’s barely a man when a harpy flies down out of the old myths and knocks him from his horse. Stunned and helpless, he waits for his end… and is saved.

Formed on the bloody battlefield of Teutoburg, the Hidden Legion are an order of soldiers, magicians, and rogues so secret that the Empire itself would hunt them down if they were exposed. And now Aemilius is one of them.

A darkness is growing across the Empire, and someone is setting traps for the Legion themselves. Aemilius and his new comrades set off on the hunt for an unknown enemy…

About the Author

A teacher, a stand-up comic, former cement packing factory worker and graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Snorri Kristjánsson also writes things. Sometimes they are books (mainly about Vikings), sometimes they are films (mainly not about Vikings) or silly stage plays (you probably don't want to know, to be honest). He now spends his days working with words, eating cakes and teaching Drama.

Praise For…

 "A dark mystery in a dark age brought vividly to life. I look forward to reading more" ? Robert Fabbri, author of the bestselling Vespasian series

"For Vikings done right, come to Snorri Kristjansson" ? Mark Lawrence, bestselling author of Red Sister

"An exciting new voice. With his Viking mystery, Snorri has created a new and interesting sub-genre of Icelandic noir" ? Ragnar Jonasson

"An entertaining and claustrophobic tale of familial tension and murder" ? SciFiNow

"Timeless and universal . . . It will be interesting to see where Kristjansson's imagination takes his beguiling heroine next" ? Starburst

"Kin is well paced and skilfully plotted, with a strong sense of everyday life at the time . . . I suspect this will not be the last Viking noir novel we see" ? The Times

“Kristjansson’s sleek, action-packed tale is the blend of The Dirty Dozen and Ray Harryhausen we didn’t know we needed.” -- The Financial Times

“The cozy dark monster hunting fantasy you’re looking for.” -- Grimdark Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786189752
ISBN-10: 1786189755
Publisher: Solaris
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: The Hidden Legion Trilogy