Julius Caesar, the famous Roman general, politician and dictator, desperately needed money. To get it he spent a year in Spain looting everything that could not be hidden and taking from everyone who could not hide it fast enough. To protect his fortune he ordered that a new Legion of Roman soldiers be raised and trained. This is the story of the start of the Tenth Legion as told by a farm boy turned trickster and professional killer who was there when it all happened. In his second letter Iron Shaft reveals his rural origins, why he is taught how to steal, what happens to the family farm and why he has to join the Legion. With a total lack of modesty he tells us of his successes in training, making his enemies fear him and making women love and lust for him. He was called Iron Shaft for a good reason, and this letter tells us why.
About the Author
John Hulme is a retired Professor, now living and writing in Florida. He was educated in England - a long time ago - and arrived on the shores of New York carrying a single suitcase and lots of ideas. He has written several hardcover science books and was an early user of the fledgling internet as a teaching tool. Before retirement he wrote a set of fictional science stories about Gregor Mendel - the person who discovered genetics, which he is now converting into ebooks. Since retirement he has started on a long-cherished writing project of historical fiction - which you may be seeing soon.