The fifth ebook-exclusive novella in the brand new INVADER series, set in Roman Britain, AD 44, from Sunday Times bestselling authors Simon Scarrow and T. J. Andrews
A new Druid sect has risen to power in Britannia under the leadership of a charismatic native who has vowed to drive their sworn enemy from the land.
Rome, however, is in no mood to negotiate with the Druids and time is running out for the soldiers of the Second Legion being held captive before they're sacrificed to the gods in a horrific spectacle.
With the outcome of the entire invasion hanging in the balance, Optio Horatius Figulus must locate the Druid lair and rescue his loyal comrades in a daring raid deep into enemy territory. But Figulus quickly discovers that the Druids are not the only force trying to undermine Rome's position in Britannia. There is a conspiracy far closer to home, and it's up to Figulus and his fellow soldiers to put a stop to it before it's too late. They'll have to draw upon all their courage and wits if they are to prevail - and save the Second Legion from a devastating defeat.
Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels of the Roman Empire:
'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
'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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