The third ebook-exclusive novella in a brand new series set in Roman Britain, AD 44.
As Britannia's natives continue to resist Roman rule, a new king has been installed to bring them into line. It's the task of Optio Figulus to protect the puppet ruler. But then the king begins a campaign of reprisals against rebel Britons. Whole families are murdered, women raped, children imprisoned. The king denounces their gods and native tongue.
Figulus's unswerving allegiance to Rome falters as he witnesses the atrocities. Just as an assassin is about to strike the new king...
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'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' - Independent
'[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended' - Historical Novels Review
'A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff' - Good Book Guide
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently THE BLOOD OF ROME, DAY OF THE CAESARS, INVICTUS, BRITANNIA and BROTHERS IN BLOOD, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER.
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