First in a new historical adventure series featuring Celtic warrior Fergus, set in first-century Roman Britain. Fergus and Tribune Agricola's mission: to find the Holy Lance, and make it back alive with Celtic foes on every side.
In first-century Roman Britain, a Celtic warrior rides out on a deadly mission. A thrilling blend of legend and history, bloody battles and daring deeds by the author of the Whale Road Chronicles.
A priceless relic – a thankless quest – who will make it out alive?
Britannia, 58 AD. Fergus MacAmergin is a man out of place. An Irish Celt, he passes as a Gaul and rides with the Roman cavalry, affirming Nero's control over the province. Fergus dreams of escaping the fetters ofhis birth and living freely as a citizen of Rome.
When Fergus's commander makes a battlefield error, Fergus is blamed. He and his men are given a thankless task: a quest that spells danger, despair, and near-certain death. The mission: to find the Holy Lance, the spear that wounded Christ on the Cross.
The young Tribune Agricola is drawn into the quest, and he and Fergus must overlook their differences to survive. But there are plots and enemies everywhere. And just why is the Holy Lance so key to Roman mastery over Britannia?
Reviews for Tim Hodkinson:
'A brilliantly written historical adventure' Historical Novel Society
'A gripping action adventure' Melisende's Library
'An excellently written page-turner' Historical Writers' Association