By Jane Finnis
The spring of ninety eight advert is a time of optimism within the turbulent frontier province of Britannia. enterprise is brisk on the mansio (inn) that Aurelia Marcella runs together with her dual brother Lucius at the highway to York.
Then a wagon arrives bearing a neighborhood farmer with a grievous sword wound who's looking remedy with the neighborhood Greek medical professional. And Lucius appears to be like on the mansio on a undertaking. while the farmer dies, the twins head for the coast to come back the guy to his relations and to take a look at a shipwreck bearing worthwhile professional shipment. A band of outlawed sea-raiders led via a Gaul are suspected of stealing it in addition to killing the farmer.
It all provides to the feuding that has erupted among the colonists and the natives. The natives declare the novices are stealing the easiest farmland, whereas the settlers accuse the locals of plotting uprising opposed to Rome. either side are utilizing terrorist strategies: burning, kidnapping, or even homicide. the difficulty escalates and long-buried grudges are revived as counsellors, electorate, chiefs, and slaves combine in. yet a sophisticated, own schedule is at paintings as well—one or extra of the fighters can have employed the Gauls to orchestrate the violence. The 3rd novel within the Aurelia Marcella series.
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