The 7th book is coming…

Anthony has now started work on the seventh book in the Empire series. This will mainly involve sitting in a converted Hen House on a Hertfordshire farm in a vain attempt to escape the distractions of the internet, thinking about sports cars, firearms and other shiny, complicated and expensive means of wasting both time and money, drinking a lot of tea and then writing furiously for as long as half an hour when inspiration creeps up behind him and hits him over the head.

At some point in the year he will be walking Hadrian’s Wall in full Roman kit for the second time (with fellow historical fiction author Ben Kane, whose idea it all was this time round), having vowed never to do it again and thus proving that his mid-life crisis is still going strong. He does however have a secret weapon that will save him from carrying thirty or so kilos of iron for several days of incessant hill climbs and descents – Late Roman uniform, which seems to have been agreeably iron-light.

More news will be published as it becomes available (when Ben and Tony work out a plan of some sort), and in the meantime it has been decided that charitable donations will be split between Combat Stress and Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Book six, ‘The Eagle’s Vengeance‘, will be published on August 29th 2013, and is now available for pre-order from all the usual sales outlets.”

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0 thoughts on “The 7th book is coming…

  • By gary -

    This site says ur new book will be the seventh in the empire series yet you only releasing book five now. Have i missed something?

    • By Anthony Riches -

      Hi Gary,

      Book 5 (The Wolf’s Gold) came out in October 2012, and book 6 (The Eagle’s Vengeance) is out in August. I am now writing book 7 (The Emperor’s Knives), which will come out in 2014. Simples!

      All the best!


  • By Paul Schofield -

    Hi Anthony, I have all your great tales downloaded from audible except ‘Wounds of Honour’. Are there any plans from your publishers to make your first novel available in unabridged format to make my listening pleasure complete? Cheers mate

    • By Anthony Riches -

      Hi Paul,

      I’ve asked a few times, but Hodder haven’t shown any sign of doing so as yet. It’s an odd one, with (I think) the Hodder perspective that it won’t cover costs if they do commission Wounds, and yet there does seem to be a demand for it out there. I’ll ask again, and can only suggest that you write to Hodder as well if you’d like to make the case in an impactful way. I can assure you that Saul’s gagging for the work!

      All the best,


  • By Tony Gray -

    The Wolf’s Gold, like the book, but, first page of prologue ” Four feet of Legion-issue Gladius”? Was the dog stabbed by two people simultaneously?

    • By Anthony Riches -

      Wow, you’re right Tony! Nobody spotted that all the way through edit, especially me! I must have meant to write spatha, I suppose! I have this rule that every error spotted wins a signed book, so send me an address and I’ll send you a signed copy!

      All the best,