“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.
In the next installment of the Marching With Caesar® saga, Titus Pullus has died peacefully in his sleep after retiring as Camp Prefect and achieving his goal of being elevated to the equestrian order. However, Augustus has decreed that his status will not be inherited by his adopted son and heir, Gaius Porcinus. Consequently, Porcinus is still in the ranks of the Legions where he marches with Tiberius Claudius Nero and his brother Drusus to quell the first of what will be a period of rebellions that mark the beginning of the career of the man who will become the second Emperor of Rome. Meanwhile, Gaius’ son and Pullus’ namesake Titus faces his own challenges as he learns what it means to be the grandson of a legend. Read More
Not part of the Marching With Caesar® series, the story of Caesar Triumphant has its genesis from a blog I began in April of 2012, with the same title. The premise is based on my internal musings on the possible outcome of a clash between the Legions of Rome, and the samurai of Japan. While I wasn’t willing to invent time travel in order to match the men of Caesar’s Legions with the samurai of what is considered the Golden Age of the culture, the Tokugawa Shogunate, I was more than happy to invent an alternate history, one in which Julius Caesar heeds the warning of “The Seer” that while the Ides of March had come, they had not passed. In Caesar Triumphant, Caesar actually embarks on the campaign that he had been planning for some time, the invasion of Parthia, but then he just…keeps going east. Caesar Triumphant opens ten years after the Ides, with Caesar and his army, now composed of a polyglot of nations and cultures, poised to invade the last part of the known world, what was then called The Isles of Wa by the Han Dynasty. Read more
Marching With Caesar® is a series – the numbers beside each book indicate their place chronologically.
3 – Marching With Caesar® – Civil War
4 – Marching With Caesar® – Antony and Cleopatra: Part I-Antony
5 – Marching With Caesar® – Antony and Cleopatra: Part II-Cleopatra
6 – Marching With Caesar® – Rise of Augustus
7 – Marching With Caesar® – Final Campaign
8 – Marching With Caesar® – Rebellion
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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