Books by Author Jess Steven Hughes:
In Rome, when shaking hands with a stranger, you'd best count
your fingers to see if they are still attached.
44 A.D. Ancient Britannia is wild, unpredictable, and merciless.
The dusty streets of Rome are chaotic and dangerous, home to incredible opulence, deplorable poverty, and a political web
that catches anyone who dares to question the empire.
Both places call to young Roman cavalry sergeant Marcellus Reburrus,
who must survive a world of political treachery in which one’s life can be taken in an instant—by friend or enemy.
After enduring a ravaging storm, Marcellus’s boots hit the shore of Britannia under the orders of Roman
Emperor Claudius only to face deplorable conditions and a commander who would rather see Marcellus dead than reporting for
duty. Despite the circumstances, Marcellus quickly makes a name for himself, earning awards for bravery, promotion to centurion,
and further alienating himself from the evil commander.
Marcellus’s return to Rome brings a whole new set of
problems, the least of which is dodging assassination attempts, unraveling conspiracies, and falling in love.
the underground caves of beggars beneath the city to the magnificent homes of the Roman elite, Marcellus uncovers an elaborate
plot of betrayal, one that can bring down the entire city. Can he find the conspirators before they find him . . . and destroy
everything he holds dear?
This beautifully descriptive novel brings to life the remarkable worlds of ancient
Britannia and Rome—while following the brilliant Marcellus, whose entire life is turned upside down as he must solve
a complex mystery . . . and stay alive amongst backstabbing senators, murderous traitors, and an extraordinary city whose
legacy is both inspiring and duplicitous.
The Wolf of Britannia, Vol. I and Vol. II.
When a young Celtic prince, desperate to prove himself to his father, is forced to
gather every ounce of strength and courage to fight an enemy more cunning and powerful than either he or Britain has ever
faced, will he be able to save his family, his sacred homeland, and his imperial legacy−or will his own head be among the next spoils of war?
The Wolf of Britannia, is a breathtaking historical novel of action and suspense set in the years between 27 and 60
A.D., in the mysterious land of ancient Britain and the majestic palaces of Rome. In the first millennium's early days, the
Romans held power over most of the world's people through disciplined savagery, yet many citizens fought to break from tyranny.
This painstaking researched tale is one such fight for freedom.
In the wilds of Britain, the soon-to-be legendary
Prince Caratacus and his tribe of warriors are facing down the seemingly unbeatable Roman army.
winning the southern British throne, Caratacus leads his people as they strive for freedom from the iron-fisted Roman rule
that has nearly obliterated their culture and lifestyle. As the prince fights alongside his wife, a warrior princess who takes
no prisoners, Caratacus must also outsmart a duplicitous brother determined to take the throne, battle his beautiful, conniving,
and lascivious cousin−a queen
who wants Caratacus for herself−and
keep his people free. Action-paced and steeped in ancient historical characters, The Wolf of Britannia is the story of one
courageous man who must conquer the entire Roman army or die trying.