Britain, in the late 1st century AD, and a dangerous alliance of tribes now stands in the way of the infamous Ninth Legion as it marches north. At its head rides that 'Hero of Rome' Gaius Valerius Verrens - pursued by intrigues and hatreds, his duty is to his emperor and to his men and he intends to stay alive long enough to lead them to victory . . .
A journalist by profession, Douglas Jackson transformed a lifelong fascination for Rome and the Romans in to his first two highly-praised novels, Caligula and Claudius. His third, Hero of Rome, introduced readers to a new series hero, Gaius Valerius Verrens. Seven further novels featuring Valerius have followed - the most recent being Glory of Rome - and have won critical acclaim and confirm their author as one of the UK's foremost historical novelists. An active member of the Historical Writers Association and the Historical Novel Society, Douglas Jackson lives near Stirling in Scotland.
Spectacular and satisfying . . . thrilling and dramatic . . . Roman
historical fiction at its very best. * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
A wonderful novel . . . the battle scenes are as thrilling as ever . . . Douglas Jackson is one of the finest writers about today, irrespective of genre. This series is a glorious achievement and so too is the book that completes it' -- FOR WINTER NIGHTS