Three town writhe under Boudica’s wrath as she leads her Iceni warriors on intent on destroying all things Roman – be it Roman temples, Roman villas, or entire families sympathic to Rome.
At stake is the Roman consul’s reputation. Will Suetonius Paullinus be able to confront mass of tribal warriors with only 10,000 legionaries? Or will he endure the ultimate disgrace of losing Britannia
– to a woman!
Paullinius’s tribune, Julius Agricola and Rhianna, Boudica’s youngest daughter, become ensnared in this horrific historical revolt against Rome’s injustice and ‘Pax Romana’- Rome’s peace. Just as Julius and Rhianna discover their love, after she gives him her Iceni pendant intended for her betrothed, they are ripped apart and hurled back into the reality of their opposing worlds that are determined to destroy the other.
Who will survive?
Ms Ridgley loves the ancient world. Even after more than ten years of researching and many trips to the sites of her stories, she is still fascinated by its many facets. She enjoys bringing this world to live in her award-winning stories of power, greed, violence, and love.
Young Cassius’s father insists that he not let these plebs push any patrician’s son around. Especially a Cassius Julius Gullus. Now he must find a way to punish the Stephiano brothers for pushing him around.
He has an idea when he sees a rotten carcass of a rat. The plan backfires and now he can’t go home to face his father.