Roman and Celtic cultures collide in this thrilling adventure about the Roman conquest of Britain. Written by bestselling author Tony Bradman, this coming of age tale is perfect for fans of Rosemary Sutcliff and will have readers gripped from start to finish.
‘I’ve fought every kind of barbarian, but the Britons are by far the worst…’
Marcus is excited about travelling to Britannia, an island at the edge of the world. But the Britons are savages who tattoo themselves and take the heads of their enemies in battle. They won’t bow down to the rule of Rome. As Marcus travels to meet his father he meets Caractacus the barbarian chief instead and his destiny is changed forever, along with that of Britannia…
This exciting and dramatic story is packed with great characters and insight into the world of Roman Britain.
Age range :- 9-11 years
The characters come alive on the page and you find yourself rooting for Marcus and his new family, and booing the Romans. Saviour Pirotta, An Awfully Big Blog Adventure
I have said this often, but I love to encourage children to read historical fiction set in a period they are studying at school – and Tony Bradman writes some of the best around, with their blend of exciting stories with excellent period detail to bring the history alive…An intriguing insight into the early history of our nation. –Parents in Touch
About the Author
Tony Bradman is an award-winning writer for children of all ages whose books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Younger titles for A&C Black include Hercules the Hero in the White Wolves series and Elvis the Squirrel for Chameleons. Tony now writes in partnership with his son Tom Bradman. Their first titles as a father-and-son writing team were the Space School series for AC Black. Tony Bradman is a very popular author of both fiction and poetry for young readers. He is the author of the phenomenally successful series Dilly the Dinosaur, as well as the Swoppers series for Bloomsbury, and also the compiler of very successful poetry anthologies such as Smile, Please! He is constantly in demand for talks, school visits, events and literary festivals. Tony lives in Kent.