The legions have taken control of south eastern Britain and the tribes languish under constant threat of death.
Julius Valerius, once known as Bán, brother to the Boudica, fought in the invasion battles for the roman Auxilliaries, believing his family all dead. He knows differently now, but believes that he has no choice but to follow the furrow of his own making.
Bereft of the love that sustained him, he sinks into bitterness before a new love, and a new mission give him a sense of purpose. For he has been ordered to take to Rome the newly captured leader of the resistance: Caradoc, father of the Boudica’s children. Valerius must come to terms with himself and his warring gods while his sister continues the battle against Roman occupation.
This is a heart-stopping story of war and of peace; of love, passion and betrayal; of dreamers and gods in a world where each life is sacred but each death even more so …
“What an incredible book, Manda has proven once more that she can lead a masterclass in the historical novel. It is a rip roaring, thunderous cavalry charge and the pages just seemed to turn faster and faster. I can’t wait to complete the set and then re-read them all at a more sedate pace.”