By Simon Scarrow
It's forty four advert, and Vespasian and the second one Legion are forging forward of their crusade to grab the south-west of england. Macro and newly appointed centurion Cato are ordered to supply Verica, ruler of the Atrebatans, with a military. they need to teach his tribal levies right into a strength which could shield him and tackle the more and more formidable raids that the enemy is launching. yet regardless of the Atrebatans' legitimate allegiance to Rome, open insurrection is brewing, for lots of are looking to withstand the Roman invaders. Macro and Cato needs to win the loyalty of the disgruntled levies - yet can they be successful when surviving a perilous plot to spoil either them? Macro and Cato face the best try out in their military careers as in simple terms they stand among the future of Rome and bloody defeat...
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Title. 92舒dc22ŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ2010033472 ISBN 978-1-4391-5278-2 ISBN 978-1-4391-9934-3 (ebook) For Kim Wilkins, who encouraged me to start; and Darin Patterson, who was with me to the last full stop CONTENTS Š PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE Acknowledgments Hush 舰 Can you hear him? The trees can. They are the first to know that he is coming. Listen! The trees of the deep, dark wood, shivering and jittering their leaves like papery hulls of beaten silver; the sly wind, snaking through their tops, whispering that soon it will begin.
Before her eyes, he changes. She sees through the layers of mud, through the generations of darkness and rage and sorrow, to the human face beneath. A young man舗s face. A forgotten face. A face of such longing and sadness and beauty; and she reaches, unthinking, to unlock the window. To bring him in from the rain. Raymond Blythe, The True History of the Mud Man, Prologue PART ONE Š A LOST LETTER FINDS ITS WAY Š 1992 IT started with a letter. A letter that had been lost a long time, waiting out half a century in a forgotten postal bag in the dim attic of a nondescript house in Bermondsey.
The first child of Robert and Athena Blythe, he was named for his paternal grandfather, whose fortune was made in the goldfields of Canada. Raymond was the eldest of four brothers, the youngest of whom, Timothy, died tragically during a violent storm in 1876. Athena Blythe, a poetess of some note, was heartbroken by her youngest son舗s death and is said to have descended, soon after the boy was laid to rest, into a black depression from which there would be no return.