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Publisher Comments:

A fusion of Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire and the movie Braveheart; a novel of ancient warfare, lethal politics, and the final great clash of Roman and Celtic culture.

For three centuries, the stone barrier we know as Hadrian's Wall shielded Roman Britain from the unconquered barbarians of the island's northern highlands. But when Valeria, a senator's daughter, is sent to the Wall for an arranged marriage to an aristocratic officer in 367 AD, her journey unleashes jealousy, passion and epic war. Valeria's new husband, Marcus, has supplanted the brutally efficient veteran soldier Galba as commander of the famed Petriana cavalry. Yet Galba insists on escorting the bride-to-be on her journey to the Wall. Is he submitting to duty? Or plotting revenge? And what is the mysterious past of the handsome barbarian chieftain Arden Caratacus, who springs from ambush and who seems to know so much of hated Rome?

As sharp as the edge of a spatha sword and as piercing as a Celtic arrow, Hadrian's Wall evokes a lost world of Roman ideals and barbaric romanticism.

Review:

"Murder, betrayal, witchcraft and shifting loyalties add suspense and tension to this vivid tale. Dietrich's descriptions of Roman-style battle are bloody and graphic, with legionnaires wielding shield and sword against naked barbarians shrieking and swinging battleaxes. Dietrich is in top form with this rousing tale." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Page-turning historical fiction seething with action, adventure, and passion." Booklist

Synopsis:

The acclaimed author of "Ice Reich" delivers a powerful historical novel of ancient warfare, lethal politics, and the final great clash of Roman and Celtic culture.

About the Author

William Dietrich is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including the upcoming Blood of the Reich and the Ethan Gage adventures, The Dakota Cipher, The Rosetta Key, and Napoleon's Pyramid. He is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award and Washington Governor Writer's Award, he is a professor of journalism at Western Washington University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060563721
Author:
Dietrich, William
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by William Dietrich
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Britons
Subject:
Romans
Subject:
Hadrian's Wall
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.76x4.26x1.07 in. .42 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages HarperTorch - English 9780060563721 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Murder, betrayal, witchcraft and shifting loyalties add suspense and tension to this vivid tale. Dietrich's descriptions of Roman-style battle are bloody and graphic, with legionnaires wielding shield and sword against naked barbarians shrieking and swinging battleaxes. Dietrich is in top form with this rousing tale." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Page-turning historical fiction seething with action, adventure, and passion."
"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed author of "Ice Reich" delivers a powerful historical novel of ancient warfare, lethal politics, and the final great clash of Roman and Celtic culture.
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