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  • The Last of the Romans, Book Two
  • By: Derek Birks
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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By: Derek Birks
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Summary

The Last of the Romans: Book Two.

454 AD.

Even after years of Roman rule, Britannia is a conflicted and largely untamed land.

Disgraced Imperial Officer, Dux Ambrosius Aurelianus, flees to its shores seeking sanctuary in the land of his deceased mother. His years of loyal service to the emperor count for nothing now. He must carve out a new life beyond the empire.

Accompanying Ambrosius is a disparate group of fellow refugees: Inga, a freed Saxon slave, his bucellarii - warriors sworn to him - and the surviving members of his estranged family.

The burden of command weighs heavy on his shoulders, for when he lands in the country, winter is fast approaching.

But the weather is not the only thing inhospitable towards the newcomers.

Plagued by troubles, Ambrosius faces opponents among both the native Britons and Saxon settlers. He discovers that no-one in Britannia - least of all, the High King, Vortigern - still fears the soldiers of the decaying empire.

When those he loves are savagely abducted and betrayal divides his company, Ambrosius is left with only a handful of his bucellarii. Though heavily outnumbered and unfamiliar with the land, Ambrosius remains undaunted.

Pitted against powerful opponents, the Roman will need new allies if he is to free the hostages and make Britannia his home.

There will be blood.

Derek Birks is a former history teacher. He is also the author of Rebels & Brothers, a series of historical novels set during The Wars of the Roses. 

©2020 Derek Birks (P)2021 Derek Birks

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"An enthralling tale of honour and fortitude." (Alistair Forrest, author of Libertas)

"Packed with action and a cast of well-drawn characters." (Peter Sandham, author of Porphyry & Ash)

"Fast-paced and action-packed." (Richard Foreman, author of Spies of Rome)

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  • 27-01-22

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As always Derek's books are action from start to finish. Interesting book about an actual person who was involved in trying to repel the Saxons from Britannia, looking forward to the next book. Well read great characters

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