Getarix is a young Celtic lad who hates the gods. After escaping a brutal sacrifice ritual at the hands of his tribe, he flees for his life, landing in Roman territory. No longer welcome in the only home he has known, he faces two choices: sell himself as a rural slave or join the Roman army and make a new place for himself in the Roman Empire. But the empire is no place for a young outsider. His army training may help him survive the battles, but nothing can prepare him for the deadly political intrigue in Rome-a viper's nest that will threaten not just his life but the lives of those he loves. About the Author: Michael Allen is a Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain of eighteen years. He has served in as Padre to many units including twice in Kandahar Afghanistan and the Golan Hights. He's currently posted to an Army Training Centre in Meaford, Ontario, where he resides with his wife Paula and two sons, Andrew and James. About the Illustrator: Pierre Mallais is a combat engineer and has served twenty-seven years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He has participated in several domestic disaster relief operations and has deployed on six overseas operations including two tours in Afghanistan. He lives in St. Albert, Alberta, with his wife Lee and two sons, Daniel and Micheal.