Claudius desires total conquest. Caratacus will fight for freedom. An epic battle is coming, in this second gripping and visceral novel of the Roman invasion of Britain, for fans of Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow. 43 AD: in Southern Britain, Caratacus, chief of the Britons, watches from a hilltop as the scarlet cloaks of the Roman army spread across his land like blood. Among them is Rufus, keeper of the Emperor’s elephant, an unwilling participant in the invasion of Britain. The Roman legions smash into the British forces, but just as victory seems at hand, they wait. Reinforcements are coming, led by Emperor Claudius himself. And Rufus will have a very special part to play in the coming epic battle. Heroes will be made and kings will fall in a struggle that will echo through the annals of history.
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I expected it to be bloodthirsty, with horrible deeds, and it did fulfil that expectation, of course; the reason I put off reading it at first.
The violence coul... ...more
I think what I liked most about this book is there was a lot of action, and I really liked the fact that Caratacus while the main antagonist in the story was very complicated and not portrayed as evil.
The relationship between Caratacus, his brother and the Druid were interesti... ...more
The story begins shortly before one of the decisive batt... ...more
With a passion for the Romans and from Britain this book sung to me. The descript... ...more