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In the winter of AD 44 the Romans are impatient for Spring to arrive so that the campaign against the Britons can be renewed.

When the most brutal of the native tribesmen, the Druids of the Dark Moon, capture the shipwrecked wife and children of General Plautius, quick action is called for.

Macro and Cato must venture deep into hostile territory to rescue the prisoners before they are sacrificed to the Druids’ dark gods.


‘When it comes to the battle scenes few can surely touch Scarrow in his vivid descriptions...  so utterly convincing I felt as though I was witnessing first-hand the carnage with all its stench of fear and death at first hand’

Eastern Daily Press


...has all the hallmarks of Bernard Cornwell at his best, as Scarrow creates a time-warp which sweeps the reader into the past as if the fighting were happening today

The Oxford Times


‘Scarrow has won both an army of readers and huge critical acclaim for this lively series, which combines considerable scholarship in Roman history with great story-telling skills, vividly drawn, sympathetic characters, and a touch of humour, as well as all-action battle-scenes. The adventures of Macro and Cato look set to run and run’

East Anglian Daily Times


‘Scarrow has a genuine feeling for first century Britain, bringing the battlefield, the Roman military machine and British tribal society brilliantly to life with all the confidence and esprit de corps of a legion on the march’

Northern Echo