It is 43 AD, and Centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro is based in Germany with the Second Legion. Battle-scarred and fearless, Macro is prepared to lead his men against any foe, but even he is shocked to discover that the army's next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain. Quintus Licinus Cato is a new recruit, and the regulars are disgusted when he is appointed second-in-command to Macro because of his connections to the imperial court in Rome; Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. In a bloody skirmish with the local German tribes, Cato gets his first chance to show that he's more than a callow youth. And then comes the long march west, and a special mission which will thrust Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the emperor himself...--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.