By William Dietrich
A fusion of Steven Pressfield's Gates of fireside and the motion picture Braveheart; a singular of historic battle, deadly politics, and the ultimate nice conflict of Roman and Celtic tradition.
For 3 centuries, the stone barrier we all know as Hadrian's Wall shielded Roman Britain from the unconquered barbarians of the island's northern highlands. but if Valeria, a senator's daughter, is distributed to the Wall for an prepared marriage to an aristocratic officer in 367 advert, her trip unleashes jealousy, ardour and epic battle. Valeria's new husband, Marcus, has supplanted the brutally effective veteran soldier Galba as commander of the famed Petriana cavalry. but Galba insists on escorting the bride–to–be on her trip to the Wall. Is he filing to accountability? Or plotting revenge? and what's the mysterious prior of the good-looking barbarian chieftain Arden Caratacus, who springs from ambush and who turns out to understand quite a bit of hated Rome?
As sharp because the fringe of a spatha sword and as piercing as a Celtic arrow, Hadrian's Wall conjures up a misplaced global of Roman beliefs and barbaric romanticism.
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