“The hinge of history pivoted on the career of Julius Caesar, as Rome’s Republic became an Empire, but the muscle to swing that gateway came from soldiers like Titus Pullus. What an amazing story from a student now become the master of historical fiction at its best.” ~ Professor Frank Holt, University of Houston
“Peake, a retired infantry Marine, brings to the familiar story of Caesar’s conquest of Gaul the gritty, boots-on-the-ground realism of personal experience, and the results are amazingly compelling…Fans of Roman historical fiction—or military fiction just in general—shouldn’t miss what looks to be one heck of a series.” ~ Historical Novels Review Online
The critically acclaimed Marching With Caesar® book series is a first-person narrative, written in the form of a memoir of Titus Pullus, Legionary, Optio, First Spear Centurion of Caesar’s 6th and 10th Legion – written three years after his retirement as Camp Prefect, when Titus is 61 years old. Titus, along with his boyhood friend Vibius Domitius, joins the 10th Legion in the draft of 61 BC, when Gaius Julius Caesar is the governor of Spain. He and his comrades endure the harsh training regimen that made the legions the most feared military force in the ancient world, during a time when its reputation as Caesar’s most favored and trusted legion is being cemented, and is involved in most of the major actions during this period.
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Marching With Caesar® – Conquest of Gaul is a first-person narrative, written in the form of a memoir as dictated to a scribe of Titus Pullus, Legionary, Optio, First Spear Centurion of Caesar’s 6th and 10th Legion. The memoir is written three years after his retirement as Camp Prefect, when Titus is 61 years old. Titus, along with his boyhood friend Vibius Domitius, joins the 10th Legion in the draft of 61 BC, when Gaius Julius Caesar is the governor of Spain. Titus and Vibius are assigned to a tent group, with seven other men who will become their closest friends during their times in the legion. Read more
In the second book of the critically acclaimed Marching With Caesar® series, Titus Pullus and his friends in the 10th Legion are called on to serve as the agents of change as their general, Gaius Julius Caesar single-handedly changes the Roman Republic to Empire. From Spain and the dusty plains of Pharsalus, to the streets of Rome itself, Titus must survive the battlefield and navigate the treacherous world of Roman politics as he rises through the ranks. Helping Titus are his surviving tentmates, including his best friend Vibius Domitius, but like the rest of the Republic, their friendship is tested by the strife and fratricide that comes with civil war. Read more
In the third and fourth books of the critically acclaimed Marching With Caesar® series, Titus Pullus and his 10th Legion are still in the thick of the maelstrom that follows after the assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar. Titus and his comrades avenge the death of their general Caesar at Philippi, and when the two triumphant generals divide their victorious army between them, the 10th Legion is fated to serve under the command of the older Triumvir, Marcus Antonius, who leads them on a campaign into the wilds of Parthia. Mark Antony continues his struggle with Octavian, both men vying for ultimate control of Rome. Read more
The first adult author with whom R.W. Peake developed a long-term relationship was Louis L’Amour, whose body of work shaped his life philosophy.
After retiring from the Marines, R.W. proceeded to earn a BA in History from the Honors College at the University of Houston.
Although R.W. wrote a novel as a kid, he didn’t publish his first novel until age 50.
In addition to his time in the Marines, and before the tech bubble burst in 2000, he was a paper millionaire in the software industry.
A native Houstonian, R.W. recently relocated to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, where he lives with his yellow Lab, Sadie.
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