EXCLUSIVE: Cover reveal for The Hidden Legion by Snorri Kristjánsson

Last Updated on July 4, 2023

Who loves mixing the Roman legions with wizards, blackguards, and secret orders? Sound like you? Then pull up a pew and let me tell you about a book I am so excited for: The Hidden Legion by Snorri Kristjánsson.

The Hidden Legion is the first book in The Blood at Dawn Trilogy, in which a secret Roman legion protect the empire from the monsters of myth, and is for fans of The Witcher and The Painted Man.

About The Hidden Legion


It is the twentieth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Caesar Augustus. The Empire spans the known world. No power is greater, and nothing can threaten the peace it brings. And no one must know of the horrors that haunt it.

Aemilius thought he would die heroically in battle like his forefathers, mourned by a loving wife and many children, but he’s barely a man when a harpy flies down out of the old myths and knocks him from his horse. Stunned and helpless, he waits for his end… and is saved.

Formed on the bloody battlefield of Teutoburg, the Hidden Legion are an order of soldiers, magicians, and rogues so secret that the Empire itself would hunt them down if they were exposed. And now Aemilius is one of them.

A darkness is growing across the Empire, and someone is setting traps for the Legion themselves. Aemilius and his new comrades set off on the hunt for an unknown enemy…

The cover reveal

Designed by Clare Stacey at Head Design, this cover nails the feel of both the legion and the fantasy aspect of this books. I cannot wait to get this one on my shelf.

Cover for The Hidden Legion by Snorri Kristjansson

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Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.