The hero is Adrianus and follows his posting to the very edge of the Roman Empire to Caer Amon (Cramond), an outpost to the Antonine Wall on the Forth Estuary. A man of uncertain parentage who with his family must not only face the Caledonian tribes at his fort gate but also the treachery within from those wishing to discredit the new Emperor. For every hero there should also be a heroine as history has neglected the heroines.
Mine is the young and spirited Selinda, Queen of the Venicones, Caledonia’s own Boudicca. How can she maintain her rule and the future of her tribe as she is caught between the Romans to the south and the Caledonii to the north whilst facing rivals amongst her own tribe? They agree to meet on an island in the Forth. Will she poison him or will they love and work together for the good of Rome and her tribe? Read on!
The first Roman novel on the Antonine Wall it features not just the Roman Army but also the women and their families living on the very edge of the Roman Empire almost 2,000 years ago. It is the first of 19 featuring other forts and the soldiers and their families as well as the tribes’ people on or around the Wall.