AD 98, Vindolanda. A fort on the edge of the roman world.
The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In just over twenty years time, Emperor Hadrian will build his wall. But for now defences are weak as local tribes rebel against Rome.
It falls to Flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, to keep the peace. But it will take more than just a soldier's courage to survive life in Roman Britain.
This is a hugely authentic historical novel, written by one of Britain's leading historians
'An instant classic of the genre. No historian knows more about the Roman army than Adrian Goldsworthy, and no novelist better recreates the Classical World. Flavius Ferox, Briton turned Roman Centurion is a wonderful, charismatic hero. Action and authenticity combine in a thrilling and engrossing novel' Harry Sidebottom.
'A well-written and authoritative novel that is always enjoyable and entertaining' For Winter Nights.
'An authentic, enjoyable read' The Times.
'Don't be surprised if you see Vindolanda in the starting line-up for Historical Fiction Book of the Year 2017' Weekend Sport.
'Much more accurate than the usual action fiction about legionaries and Rome ... Vindolanda brings the reader closer to the true nature of Roman Britain' New Books Magazine.
'Complex and interesting, Vindolanda is definitely worth a read if you like history - and if you like your mystery with a solid dollop of action. Go Rome!' Roaring Bookworm.
'Gritty and realistic ... Goldsworthy's characters are authentically ancient and his descriptions of Roman Briton ring true' Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph (Sidney).
'Feels like an incredibly authentic view of life on the far reaches of the Roman Empire. Plenty of action and a cracking read for lovers of historical fiction or fans of Roman history' What Cathy Read Next.