TRIUMPH IN DUST - published today!


Sprawling in scope and rich in historical detail, this is a gritty, thrilling end to a wonderful series. Ian Ross not only brings us a scintillating tale, with page-turning action and vivid characters, he also writes with such authority and conviction you could believe he has discovered time travel and witnessed the events first-hand. It really is that good! Triumph in Dust is a triumph of historical fiction.”

MATTHEW HARFFY, author of the Bernicia Chronicles

With Triumph in Dust, the long and storied career of Aurelius Castus reaches its climax. The account of his final campaign is tense and suspenseful, punctuated by horrific violence, unforeseen tragedy, and unexpected heroism.”

STEVEN SAYLOR, author of The Throne of Caesar and the New York Times bestseller Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome

I thoroughly enjoyed Triumph in Dust – Ross is a splendid writer of adventure and I was gripped by the unexpected twists and turns as history came to life in this fast-moving story.”

RUTH DOWNIE, New York Times bestselling author of Medicus: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire.

Ian Ross has has taken an era of history that rarely sees treatment in fiction – the end of the reign of Constantine and the troubles surrounding the succession – and brought it gloriously to life. With consummate skill, Ross presents us with a vision of late Rome that is tense, exhilarating, complex and exotic, the threatened eastern borders of the empire seen through the eyes of the tired yet stalwart veteran Aurelius Castus. Through political chicanery, treachery, stark war and age-old enmities, Triumph in Dust stays with the reader long after the last page is turned. Although it is sad to see the series end, be sure that Ross has saved the best for last.

S.J.A. TURNEY, author of the bestselling Marius’ Mules series

I was immersed from the very first page. Wonderful writing. Rich and evocative, astute and assured. Great stuff!

GILES KRISTIAN, author of the bestseller Lancelot