By Simon Scarrow
The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is below risk from inside of. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro needs to discover a traitor to avoid unthinkable defeat.
A messenger at the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's crusade opposed to Caratacus, commander of Britannia's local tribes. A treacherous agent's venture is to open a moment entrance of assault opposed to them and cast off the 2 Roman squaddies who might stand within the way.
Unwarned, Cato and Macro are with the Roman military pursuing Caratacus and his males during the mountains of Britannia. Defeating Caratacus eventually turns out inside their seize. however the plot opposed to the 2 heroes threatens not just their army objectives but in addition their lives
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Quiet descends, for we are all too well and too recently acquainted with bad luck to forget that there are forces at work beyond the world we see, forces beyond all reason and comprehension. Felicity stares at the fire. "You still assume there is a God, Ann? " One of the noiseless servants flits down the dim hallway, the white of her apron outlined by the somber gray of her uniform so that all that is seen against the darkness is the apron; the woman disappears entirely into shadow. If I follow her movement as she rounds a corner, I can see the happy, firelit hall from whence we've just come.
Cecily lowers her voice. "But Pippa was the first to tell Mrs. Nightwing about that wretched diary you were all reading. She was the one who confessed that you'd been out to the caves at night, and that you had gotten the idea from Miss Moore herself. " "The scones are exceptionally good today," Ann says, trying to change the subject. She cannot bear conflict of any kind. She fears that it will always be her fault somehow. " I blurt out. " I can contain myself no longer. "Miss Moore was guilty of nothing but sharing a bit of folklore.
In my weakened state, every whippoorwill became a haunt; each twig broken under a fawn's hooves a threat from the unquiet souls of barbarians slaughtered centuries before. By the light of the fire, I read several passages from my only book, a copy of The Odyssey, hoping to gain courage from the trials of that hero. For I no longer felt brave or certain of anything. Finally, I drifted into sleep and dreams. It was not a restful sleep. I dreamed of grass gone black as kindling. I was in a place of stone and ash.
Brothers in Blood (Eagle, Book 13) by Simon Scarrow