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  • The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

    An Asteroid, Extinction and the Beginning of Our World

    by Riley Black ...
    Some 66 million years ago, an asteroid some seven miles across slammed into the Earth, leaving a geologic wound over 50 miles in diameter. In the terrible mass extinction that followed, more than half of known species vanish seemingly overnight. But this worst single day in the history of life of Earth was as critical for us as it was for the dinosaurs, as it allowed for evolutionary opportunities ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Titans of War

    The thrilling new Ancient-Egyptian epic from the Master of Adventure

    Global bestselling author of River God and The New Kingdom, Wilbur Smith, returns with the next epic book in his brand-new Ancient Egyptian series.A RUTHLESS ENEMY. A CIVILIZATION IN RUINS. A QUEST FOR SALVATION.For over fifty years Egypt has known nothing but war and devastation at the hands of the Hyksos, a bloodthirsty barbarian people from the distant east who continue to advance, crushing ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Romans and Their World

    A Short Introduction

    A concise and accessible account of one of the largest, longest-lasting, and most influential empires in world history, ancient Rome.This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476, when Romulus Augustus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell, respected scholar and teacher, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Emperor's Exile (Eagles of the Empire 19)

    The thrilling Sunday Times bestseller

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    Book 105 - Eagles of the Empire
    The Sunday Times bestseller - a thrilling new adventure in Simon Scarrow's acclaimed Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.READERS CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF SIMON SCARROW'S BOOKS!'I could not put it down' ***** - AMAZON REVIEW'Awesome read . . . ' ***** - AMAZON REVIEW'A storytelling master . . . I ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Road to Rome

    (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles No. 3)

    by Ben Kane ...
    Having survived the perils of a journey across half the world, Romulus and Tarquinius are press-ganged into the legions, which are under imminent threat of annihilation by the Egyptians. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus's twin sister Fabiola lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. Soon after, Romulus fights at Zela, the vicious battle where Caesar ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mistress of Rome

    by Kate Quinn ...
    A heart-stopping love story about a Jewish slave girl and Rome's greatest gladiator, who become involved in a plot to assassinate the Emperor of Rome...Orphaned by Rome's savage legions, Thea, a slave girl from Judaea, has learned what it takes to survive. She knows only violence until a chance meeting with gladiator Arius offers a shred of tenderness. But their bond is severed when Thea is sold ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gilgamesh: The History and Mythology of the Sumerian King

    The name of Gilgamesh is one that resounds all over the world and has been well-known for thousands of years. Of all the most illustrious figures of history and human heritage, Gilgamesh also happens to be one of the most mysterious. This is because, in a way, there are two sides to Gilgamesh and two ways in which we approach his story. As far as official history is concerned, Gilgamesh was most ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Troy

    Our Greatest Story Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Book 3 - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths
    AN EPIC BATTLE THAT LASTED TEN YEARS. A LEGENDARY STORY THAT HAS SURVIVED THOUSANDS.'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER'Stephen Fry has done it again. Well written and super storytelling' 5***** READER REVIEW________'Troy. The most marvellous k... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Neanderthals Rediscovered

    How Modern Science is Rewriting Their Story

    For too long the Neanderthals have been seen as evolutionary dead-ends but advances in DNA technologies have forced a reassessment of their place in our own past. This extensively illustrated book looks at the Neanderthals from their evolution in Europe to their expansion to Siberia and their subsequent extinction. It turns out that the Neanderthals' behaviour was surprisingly modern so what ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Ancient Bones

    unearthing the astonishing, new story of how we became human

    A leading palaeontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution.Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine Böhme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined: the fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history. His nearly twelve-million-year-old ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Ghost Empire

    'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon WinchesterIn 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Lessons in Stoicism

    What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us about How to Live

    by John Sellars ...
    How can Stoicism inspire us to lead more enjoyable lives?In the past few years, Stoicism has been making a comeback. But what exactly did the Stoics believe? In Lessons in Stoicism, philosopher John Sellars weaves together the key ideas of the three great Roman Stoics -- Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius -- with snapshots of their fascinating lives, to show us how their ideas can help us today ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Short History of Europe

    From Pericles to Putin

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    The first short, single-volume history of the continent - from the Dark Ages to present day - by the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom.From Greece and Rome, through the Reformation ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Silver Eagle

    (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles No. 2)

    by Ben Kane ...
    Book 2 - The Forgotten Legion Chronicles
    The Forgotten Legion - ten thousand legionaries made captive by the Parthians - has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In its midst are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with good reason to hate Rome. Together the trio must face the savage tribes which constantly threaten the area. But other, more treacherous enemies lurk within the ranks of the Forgotten Legion itself. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mark Antony

    A Life

    History has not been kind to Mark Antony, but then he was probably his own worst enemy, fatally flawed, too fond of wine and women, extravagant, impetuous, reckless, always in debt, and attached to all the wrong people. There is some truth in this list of Antony's failings, but the propaganda machine of his enemy, Octavian, ensured that these facets of Antony's character were the only ones to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Dominion

    The Making of the Western Mind

    by Tom Holland ...
    'If great books encourage you to look at the world in an entirely new way, then Dominion is a very great book indeed . . . Written with terrific learning, enthusiasm and good humour, Holland's book is not just supremely provocative, but often very funny' Sunday Times History Book of the YearChristianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • An Evil Spirit Out of the West (Akhenaten Trilogy, Book 1)

    A story of ambition, politics and assassination in Ancient Egypt

    by Paul Doherty ...
    A sinister king. A scheming queen. A deadly plot.An Evil Spirit Out of the West is the first novel in a trilogy set in one of the most turbulent and exciting periods of Ancient Egyptian history, from acclaimed author Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Brad Geagley and Wilbur Smith.'Doherty has typically woven a delightfully dark tale around what must have been the most remarkable period of Egyptian ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The History of Rome - All 5 Volumes in One Edition

    Translated by William P. Dickson ...
    This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The History of Rome is a five volume history of ancient Rome written by Theodor Mommsen, dealing mainly with the Roman Republic. First volume deals with the Roman origins and covers the period anterior to the abolition of the Monarchy. Second volume depicts events from the abolition of the ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Roman Britain's Missing Legion

    What Really Happened to IX Hispana?

    by Simon Elliott ...
    “Examines all the possible fates of the famous IX legion . . . takes you on a fascinating detective journey through all the corners of the Roman Empire.” —History . . . The Interesting Bits!Legio IX Hispana had a long and active history, later founding York from where it guarded the northern frontiers in Britain. But the last evidence for its existence in Britain comes from AD 108. The mystery of ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The New Kingdom

    The Sunday Times bestselling chapter in the Ancient-Egyptian series from the author of River God, Wilbur Smith

    BOOK 1 IN A THRILLING NEW ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SERIES, FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WILBUR SMITH'Best historical novelist' - Stephen King'A master storyteller' - Sunday Times'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' - The Times'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily MirrorIN THE HEART ... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • SPQR

    A History of Ancient Rome

    The Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerShortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016Ancient Rome matters.Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mythos

    The Greek Myths Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Book 1 - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths
    STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOS'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' TimesDiscover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .___________No one loves and quarrels, desi... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Killer of Kings

    Book 4 - The Bernicia Chronicles
    AD 636. Anglo-Saxon Britain.Beobrand has land, men and riches. He should be content. And yet he cannot find peace until his enemies are food for the ravens. But before Beobrand can embark on his bloodfeud, King Oswald orders him southward, to escort holy men bearing sacred relics.When Penda of Mercia marches a warhost into the southern kingdoms, Beobrand and his men are thrown into the midst of ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Praetorian (Eagles of the Empire 11)

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    Book 97 - Eagles of the Empire
    IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!PRAETORIAN is the gripping eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' The TimesAD 51. Legionaries Cato and Macro have forged a bond that has survived war, rebellion and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD