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By Anthony Riches

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The conflict of the misplaced Eagle kept Hadrian's Wall , however the new Roman governor of Britannia needs to stamp out the uprising of the northern tribes or danger wasting the province. Rampaging south with sword and flame less than the command in their murderous chieftain Calgus, they've got stretched his forces to the limit.

For Marcus - now easily Centurion Corvus of the first Tungrian cohort - the crusade has turn into doubly harmful. As reinforcements flood into Britannia he's surrounded by means of new officials without cause to guard him from the emperor's henchmen. demise may possibly consequence from a slipshod be aware as simply as from an enemy spear

Worse, one in all them is shut on his heels. whereas Marcus is education centuries of Syrian archers to outlive a barbarian cost after which take the struggle again to their enemy, the recent prefect of the second Tungrians has found his mystery. just a miracle can keep Marcus and the lads who shield him from shame and demise . . .

Anthony Riches once more brings meticulous examine including extraordinary storytelling to seize the actual suppose of what existence used to be like for the Roman military in a brutal struggle with a remorseless enemy.

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Given a different roll of the dice he would have risen to command a legion without breaking sweat …’ He stopped, unable to read the prefect’s expression in the shadows. ‘You weren’t at the battle of Lost Eagle, Prefect, but if you had been you wouldn’t be asking me to explain my decision. ’ The prefect laughed quietly. ’ Frontinius shook his head dismissively. ‘Fuck poetry, that was simple fact. And now, Prefect, you’ve toyed with me for long enough. You’ve made your decision, now have the decency to tell me what it is.

Come with me, Lugos. I may need someone that speaks the language, and you’ll be safer with us than staying here. ’ The big barbarian nodded curtly, and Marcus led his small party along the curve of the inner palisade to the gate, still open despite the obvious risk to the fort’s security. Marcus peeped round its timber frame, seeing a cluster of a dozen warriors standing next to the much smaller opening in the fort’s third and last wall. He pulled his head back, speaking quickly to his men. ‘There’s only one more gate.

The first spear pondered his response for a moment before abandoning any thought of attempting to put any particular shine on the story. ‘You want to know why I agreed to allow a man wanted for treason to take sanctuary with the cohort. There is no one reason, but I’ll try to make why I did what I did clear for you. I suppose we can ignore the fact that both the man and his father were innocent of any of the charges laid against their family, although I’m convinced that was the case …’ Scaurus shrugged without interest.

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