The year is 80 AD. The druid’s attempt to unite the clans failed. Calach has promised aid to the south if the Romans ever invade the Norlands. When the Roman Legion marches, he knows the clans must act together, and strike fast.
They ride south, but the reality of war catches them all by surprise. Calach must fight for his life amidst the fractional leadership.
This marks the beginning of the northern Pict resistance against the powerful Roman threat.
This is Part Four of a series, to be released in Novella length pieces.
Part Four is over 110 pages, and runs over 31,000 words.
Comments by readers are welcome.
Ian Hall, the author, spent his childhood 10 miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, and played in a 2000 year old Roman encampment as a boy.
The Roman story is in his blood.
Part One is entitled; Caledonii: Birth of a Nation. (Part one; The Great Gather), available on Kindle.
Part Two is entitled; Caledonii: Birth of a Nation. (Part Two; The Druid’s Plan), available on Kindle
Part Three is entitled; Caledonii: Birth of a Nation. (Part Three: The Coming of Age) available on Kindle.
About the Author
I am Scottish, born in Edinburgh, and spent the first 41 years of my life not far from my fair and bonnie "Athens of the North". I now live in Topeka, Kansas with my wife (bless her), no pets (don't like 'em), no children (all moved out), and with many gallons of home-made wine bubbling as I write. I love to write, and enjoy literary challenges of all kinds. I'm not confined by genres, having equal success in Historical adventure, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Horror and hard hitting gritty crime. I watch far too much football (Don't even think of calling it 'soccer'.) and at times chase a dimpled ball along carefully manicured countryside, with a collection of calibrated, graphite-shafted sticks. I play guitar and sing in a folk/rock band, and would love to have enough money to tour the world's archeological sites until I'm too old to walk.