“Tell them to find that boy. They must find that boy, or everything our lads fought and died for will be thrown away.”
Ruso and his wife Tilla are back in the borderlands of Britannia, this time helping to tend the builders of Hadrian’s Great Wall. But the work is behind schedule, the local tribes are resentful and there are worrying rumours of a body being hidden inside the stonework. When the boy accused of spreading the rumours goes missing, the tension between the soldiers and the locals threatens to erupt into a full-scale rebellion.
‘With a finely wrought plot, a densely woven cast of characters and plenty of action, this is a book to savour to the last sentence.’ – MC Scott, author of the Rome and Boudica series.
‘…immediately transports the reader to another time and place.’ – Publishers Weekly
‘Downie writes with quiet authority and surprising depth, offering an engaging depiction of an obscure slice of history.’ – Kirkus Reviews
UK Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1916469457
US Paperback ISBN- 13: 978-1632861047
US Hardback ISBN-13: 978-1620403235