Hero of Rome
The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost as the expense of keeping four legions in the field outweighs the potential profits of keeping the province.
The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.
When Boudicca’s army marches the procurator in London decides to send a paltry two hundred men to reinforce the veteran militia at Colonia. The man who will lead them is Gaius Valerius Verrens, tribune of the Twentieth. Valerius must hold back the rising tide of Boudicca's rebellion against impossible odds. He leads the veterans in a last stand against the unstoppable horde of the rebel queen’s army and the fight to the death to save their city from destruction. But, step by step, the bloodied survivors are forced back into the Temple of Claudius. It is here that Valerius wins lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome.
Published: Thursday 08, July 2010
Publisher: Bantam Press