Rise of the Spears

A fearsome new enemy invades the ancient lands of Iberia. An unblooded warrior sees his clan vanquished. A mother must kill to save her son.

With the death cries of his fellow villagers still ringing in his ears, Dubgetious is thrown into the world of foreign mercenaries fighting for Carthage.

Lyda, an accomplished warrior, vows to find her son and free him. With her small band of veteran Bastetani fighters, she infiltrates the ranks of Hamilcar’s army.

Dubgetious forges an unlikely friendship while Lyda’s plan leads to blood and chaos.

When an opportunity to defeat and kill Hamilcar arises, both Dubgetious and Lyda must choose between honour and kin.

Reader Reviews

A great introduction to what hopefully will be a new favourite. The characters develop well and quite believably. Bloody, intriguing and historically sound. Good work


Liked it as it gave a beginning to the series,


Another good book from this author, a real page-turner and hard to put down once started as with the previous books, would recommend


Well written and well researched. A time in history which fascinates me, I can't wait to get started on the next novel of this series


Added context to the later books. Presents the motivations of tribes as Carthage moves into Iberia.

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