Lulu.com, 15 нояб. 2006 г. - Всего страниц: 312
The Roman legions marched to fight distant wars. People, abandoned by the military, tried to live as before but their enemies saw weakness and invaded, attacked towns and cities, stole cattle, set fire to crops, slaughtered young and old alike and took the rest as slaves. Small groups survived, but with dwindling food supplies they faced death from starvation in the coming winter. Retired soldiers and their families find safety in an old cavalry fort. Refugees join them, including a village headman and a brewer and his daughter. The soldiers want to maintain the Empire's rules until the legions return; the village chief has lost all confidence in the protection of Rome and seeks safety in a new settlement in the hills. The brewer's daughter cannot consider a future while her boyfriend remains a slave in a remote land. They know the raiders will return. To survive, they must resolve their differences, work together and fight back against their enemies.
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - janerawoof - LibraryThing
Good, descriptive title as the novel concerns Romans and Britons immediately after the Roman legions have departed Britain and only a few soldiers remain. Changes come with the influx of such peoples ... Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - RGraf - LibraryThing
Some areas of history are darker than others. Some are written about more than any other topic and become almost cliché. One area of history that is not neglected but not really focused on is the ... Читать весь отзыв
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