The epic first instalment in a sequence of novels set at the end of
the Roman Empire, during the reign of the Emperor Constantine.
Aurelius Castus believes his glory days are over. He used to be a
soldier in the elite legions of the Danube. Now he is stuck in
Britain's provincial backwater.
But history takes a hand when the king of the Picts, the savage
people beyond Hadrian's Wall, dies in mysterious circumstances, and
Castus is selected to command the bodyguard of a Roman envoy sent to
negotiate with the barbarians. The diplomatic mission ends in bloody
tragedy. Castus and his men are soon fighting for their lives and the
legionary discovers that nothing about his doomed mission was ever
what it seemed.
Text in English
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