The Tungrian auxiliary cohorts return to Hadrian's Wall after their successful Dacian campaign, only to find Britannia in chaos. The legions are overstretched, struggling to man the forts of the northern frontier in the face of increasing barbarian resistance. The Tungrians are the only soldiers who can be sent into the northern wastes, far beyond the long-abandoned wall built by Antoninus, where a lost symbol of imperial power of the Sixth Victorious Legion is reputed to await them.
Protected by an impassable swamp and hidden in a fortress atop a high mountain, the eagle of the Sixth legion must be recovered if the legion is to survive.
Marcus and his men must penetrate the heart of the enemy's strength, ghosting through a deadly wilderness patrolled by vicious huntresses before breaching the walls of the Fang, an all-but-impregnable fort, if they are to rescue the legion's venerated standard. If successful their escape will be twice as perilous, with the might of a barbarian tribe at their heels.
©2013 Anthony Riches (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
treachery abounds as our cohort retrieves proof from barbarians, fights battles, and gains some vengeance against the prefect of pretorians. more please, so glad there are several more books to come.
Saul Reichlin can so easily flit between a myriad of voices with perfect characterful inflection that it brings this gripping and often comic yarn to a level of gripping that makes it hard to switch off.
Great series of books - and this is not different - Im totally hooked - chain-listening to the entire series.
Great narrator - great story
I love the depiction of the motley Barbarians
Yes but unabridged takes too long
Outstanding book in an outstanding series.
definitely recommend it, the whole series in fact, the books flow into each other seamlessly.
I started this series after I had exhausted the Conn Iggulden roman and Genghis Khan series (also recommended)
The narration was good, and each character had their own voice although the women were pretty poor.
The only bad thing about this series is I am getting fed up with the word HEFT/HEFTED and Nocked (?) they are repeated used throughout the series and are starting to jar!
"Can't get enough of the series!"
Love the series and the way the characters develop over time
Some twists and turns you wold not expect - as in every book of this series!
I especially love the way the narrator works the characters voices in such a distinctive fashion - I know who is speaking every time just from the way he uses his voice. I will look for more books narrated by Saul Reichlin in the future
"Continuing of a great story"
Yes. It is a continuation of a great series.
To be honest, I started to get tired of the book mid way through. It did drag a little but the last 3rd of the book make up for that and was great.
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