The Serpent and the Slave
Publisher : Myrtle Villa Publishing
Description

AD367: Britannia. The Southern Provinces are shaken by the most ferocious barbarian invasion in living memory. Marius, youngest member of the Corinium council, is caught in a web of intrigue when it transpires that the traitor masterminding the barbarian alliance is his parents’ murderer, the feared and hated Imperial Notary, Paulus Catena - The Chain…

 

Narrowly escaping death in a bloody skirmish with an Irish war band, Marius is forced to undertake a hazardous journey to the mysterious Isle of Mona in a desperate gamble to destroy the alliance. He is accompanied by the fugitive slave and gladiator, Fraomar of the Alamanni, a man the emperorwants captured at any price.

 

Hunted not only by the savage Irish invaders but also by a team of elite imperial troops, Marius soon discovers that there are much higher stakes to play for than their own lives. . .

 

This is part one of The Chronicles of Britannia, a tale of heroism, loss, war and sacrifice as Rome’s westernmost provinces are swept inexorably to the very brink of the Dark Ages. . .





Praise and Reviews
‘Superb! A wickedly fast-moving storyline with bloodthirsty action, nail-biting tension, clever plotting and a strong sense of authenticity. Fans of Scarrow, Iggulden and Sidebottom will love this - and so will aficionados of Lindsey Davis’ Falco series. Just brilliant.’ Berks Historical Literature Review



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Scott Hunter
Scott was born in Romford, Essex in 1956. His writing career was kick-started after he won first prize in the Sunday Express Short Story Competition. Scott divides his time between More...
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