R.W. Peake

Biography

I am a 60 year old retired Infantry Marine, born and raised in Texas and currently living on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. I have been writing since my first novel, written at the age of 10, when my friends and yours truly fought off the Soviet hordes, who just happened to pick my block to launch their invasion. That was their big mistake.

But like a lot of dreams, it got sidetracked until recently, when I decided to focus my passion on an era and subject that interested me a great deal. Like my characters in Ancient Rome, I have served as the pointy tip of the spear of our nation's policy, and it is with this perspective that I tell the story of Titus Pullus and his friends.

Marching With Caesar-Birth of the 10th Legion was my first published novel, and is the first in a completed series that covers the career of Titus Pullus, his adopted son Gaius Porcinianus Pullus, grandson Titus Porcinianus Pullus, and his great-grandson Gnaeus Volusenianus Pullus. The most recent release is Volume XVII, Marching With Caesar-Hostage to Fortuna.

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Books

The Titus Chronicles-Eagle and Wyvern
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,830. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The Titus Chronicles-Eagle and Wyvern is the first of a new series by the author of the international bestselling Marching With Caesar series, about a descendant of Titus Pullus battling Vikings in 9th Century England under King Alfred.
Marching With Caesar-Hostage to Fortuna
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 235,790. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Volume 17 of the Marching With Caesar series.
Caesar Ascending-Pandya
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 234,750. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Fourth book in the alternate history Caesar Ascending series, where Caesar survives the Ides of March. After conquering Parthia, Caesar sets his sights on India in his attempt to surpass Alexander the Great, but he must contend with a rebelling army, a revolt by one of his officers, and the challenges posed by India itself. Facing him is a vengeful king, intent on reclaiming his lost kingdom.
Marching With Caesar-Avenging Varus Part II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 228,490. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Volume 16 of the Marching with Caesar series continues the story of the aftermath of the death of Titus Porcinianus Pullus and the revelation that Gnaeus Volusenus is not only his subordinate, but his natural son. Gnaeus Pullus learns what it means to be a member of this family, amid the backdrop of Germanicus' campaign against Arminius to avenge the defeat of Varus and his three Legions.
Marching With Caesar-Avenging Varus Part I
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 194,700. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Volume 15 of the Marching With Caesar series, the Emperor Tiberius has unleashed the Roman Legions, under the command of Germanicus, to avenge the Varus Disaster, and both Titus and Gnaeus are part of that effort. During the early part of that campaign,Titus Pullus dies, one of his fellow Centurions, Gnaeus Volusenus, learns the truth, that Pullus is his father, and what it means to be a Pullus.
Caesar Ascending-India Limited Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 232,570. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
With Parthia conquered, Julius Caesar leads his army, including Titus Pullus, on an invasion of India. Caesar's men will face the armored elephants of India, and learn that Caesar is keeping a secret from them, that his ambition to surpass the feats of Alexander the Great will keep them away from their homes for the foreseeable future.
Marching With Caesar-Revolt of the Legions
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 228,780. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Fourteenth book in the Marching With Caesar series. Titus Porcinianus Pullus and the Legions of Rome must cope with a series of cataclysmic events, beginning with the Varus disaster, followed by the death of Augustus, and culminating with the revolt of the Rhine Legions.
Caesar Ascending-Conquest of Parthia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 194,200. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Second in the alternate history series Caesar Ascending, which imagines a world where Caesar survives the Ides of March and goes on his planned campaign against Parthia. Caesar Ascending-Conquest of Parthia is the next installment of that story.
Marching With Caesar-Rise of Germanicus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 207,190. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Titus Porcinianus Pullus is sent by Tiberius to advise, protect...and spy on the young protege of Augustus, Germanicus Julius Caesar, who is given a command to help suppress the Pannonian Revolt. Very quickly, Titus is faced with a choice, to protect young Germanicus, or to betray him as Tiberius is demanding.
Marching With Caesar-Pax Romana
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 236,040. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Titus Porcinianus Pullus continues in the footsteps of his illustrious namesake, but discovers that even during the Pax Romana, there is danger from both rebelling tribes, and from within his own Legion. Volume X of the Marching With Caesar series.
Marching With Caesar-A New Era
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,930. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The ninth book of the Marching With Caesar saga follows Titus Pullus' namesake and grandson as he embarks on his own career in the Legions of Rome. But it is a new era in Rome, where political intrigue and betrayal has infiltrated down into the ranks of the stalwart Legions, and Titus finds himself embroiled in the middle of it all.
Marching With Caesar-Rebellion
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 203,310. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
The next installment of Marching With Caesar® saga tells the story after the death of Titus Pullus, with his nephew and heir Gaius Porcinus. Through a combination of circumstances, Porcinus is not allowed to become equestrian and continues serving in the Legions. He participates in a campaign led by Tiberius Claudius Nero, suppressing rebellions that launched the career of the next Emperor of Rome
Caesar Triumphant
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 255,120. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
What if Julius Caesar survived the Ides of March and went on to lead his army across Asia, to invade...Japan? Caesar Triumphant is a novel of a Caesar and the Legions of Rome pitted against what might be the only military force capable of defeating the greatest army of the ancient world, the samurai of Japan.

Smashwords book reviews by R.W. Peake

  • The Day Gaul Died on Dec. 18, 2012

    A great story told from a different viewpoint I must admit that, as the author of Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul, which tells essentially the same story as Mr. Mizell's but from the more common viewpoint of the Roman side, I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this up. But I decided to give it a go since I am, before anything else, a huge fan of this genre. I'm glad I did, and being completely honest, I wish Mr. Mizell had written his work before mine. Although I'm more a "grunt's-eye view" storyteller myself, what Mr. Mizell offers is a fresh and unique perspective of a story that has been told many, many times, but always from the perspective of the winner. Most importantly, I got a sense of what it might have FELT like to be on the other side, watching the relentless, remorseless machines that were the Legions of Rome, grinding and crushing everything and everyone in their path. By focusing his story on Vercassivellaunos, Mr. Mizell puts us close enough to the inner workings and mindset of Vercingetorix, but allows for a more detached viewpoint as the Arverni leader comes perilously close to accomplishing what no other Gallic tribe had been able to do in the previous five years, defeat Caesar and his Legions. No one else was able to unite as many of the tribes, and he was the only one who correctly determined that a war of attrition and a strategic attack of the food supplying the men in Caesar's army was the only way to achieve victory. What Mr. Mizell does is give us a glimpse into how Vercingetorix might have actually accomplished this, through threats, blackmail, flattery and bribery. As I said, while I personally like a bit more "blood and guts", Mr. Mizell is able to focus on the human aspect of what was a titanic struggle and make it so interesting, and so real that I didn't miss it. All in all, I think this is a great work, especially for his first book, and I think that anyone who is a true student of Caesar, the Legions, or this time period in Roman history should make this required reading to get a glimpse into the other side of war, and the story of The Day Gaul Died.