AD155: The Antonine Wall marks the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. It is garrisoned by three legions. ..... Of the tribes living north of the Wall, one occupies the hill-fort of Carman. ..... Recently drawn into the ongoing conflict with the Romans, and with Mabon, their chief, among those gone to war, the people of Carman fall under the spell of the druid, Lyr. ..... Tara and Kai, Mabon's children, are threatened with exile by Lyr. They flee in the night, with their faithful dog Bran, and go in search of their father. ..... The journey is fraught with danger. The children become separated and take different paths into enemy territory. ..... Kai's fortitude, Bran's doggedness, and Tara's unflinching belief in the goddess Sul, whose Stone she wears, might be all there is between freedom and captivity, life and death. ..... This fast-moving adventure story is about children trying to survive in an adult world, and a people refusing to be subjugated by a different culture. It should appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating period of history, when the Romans came north into the land they called Caledonia, the country the world knows today as Scotland.
- Paperback | 228 pages
- 133.35 x 203.2 x 12.95mm | 322.05g
- 22 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations