The Latin history of events paint the Britons as uncivilized barbarians. Both sexes fought coated in little but blue dye. The annuals dismiss the Druid hierarchy that lasted for a thousand years.
The conquest did not happen in a month or a year, fifty years later the legions reached Orkney. Let no one pretend Britons are ever an easy prey.
These peoples lived closer to nature; slavery was part and parcel of life.
Entertainments were violent and explicit. Romans killed without compunction, in Brittonic ceremonial ritual murder was deemed essential to appease their Gods.
Mistress Deva is never a saint. Her country is being overrun. She will use beauty and skill to assimilate in this new world order.
City of the Legions is a salacious warts and all saga of victor and vanquished in the European theater of experience.
I use The Roman camp of Castra Deva as a linchpin for a story of ambition, desire, and determination.
The backdrop is Imperial expansion. We shall dine with Emperors, witness Boudicca's fury and gain a taste of life in Rome.
In 2 we witness the opening of the Coliseum, bet on a race in the Circus Maximus.
The theme remains the lives of the family Aurelius and their assimilation with Deva Celts.
Day one finds the Patrician family Aurelius suffering grievous times. We follow a migratory journey to the Eastern Empire and then turn West to follow the Roman Invasion of Britain.
I paint it as it was not is.
Suffering is good for the soul the Gods demand it.
Should you enjoy the read, try the sequels as the saga moves onto the Norman era. and tell others.
There is no silver spoon sponsor providing publicity. A good word works wonders.
'Those who are about to die salute you.
About the Author
I am English born at Chester the City of the Legions. My mother died when I was 5. I was brought up by my maternal grandparents. My grandfather was a well respected Cheshire farmer. My fascination is history and I support the 49ers. I try to tell my stories as it was not how you think it was. They are adult holiday reads. 5 should a be available by July 2013 I enjoy most sports and traveling. My favorite trip was San Fran down the the West coast a cut across to Phoenix, Sedona, Vegas, Yosemite and back to San Fran. Have a good day.