The Caradoc Series
One man stands against the might of the Roman Empire. His name is Caradoc.
Bestselling The Eagle's Shadow reached no. 1 in historical mysteries, no. 2 in war fiction on the UK Amazon charts.
The Eagle's Shadow
In Rome a new Emperor, Claudius, accedes the throne. But he is politically weak, enemies who would take his place circle and plot. If he is to survive Claudius needs a triumph, one that marks him as a leader of men.
Claudius’s eye turns to the mysterious isle of Britannia, home of the supernatural Druids and brutal, wild-eyed warriors, reputed to fight naked. The place not even Julius Caesar could conquer.
AD43 and a massive invasion force, commanded by Aulus Plautius, lands on a tiny corner of Britannia. Caradoc, King of the country’s most powerful tribe, assembles an army to throw his enemy back over the water and into Gaul.
But divisions are rife and there are those who are secretly working with the Romans for their own benefit. The very future of the country is at risk and only one man can safeguard it…
The Eagle's Blood
The British army is shattered, defeat snatched from the jaws of victory by subterfuge and betrayal. Caradoc flees the battlefield, the crown heavy on his head and his heart set on retribution. He has to make hard decisions and tough compromises, but with the sovereignty of Britain at stake, personal pride sometimes has to take second place.
Emperor Claudius is determined to make as much political mileage as possible out of the Roman victory in an attempt to consolidate his own position. That does not sit well with the Roman military, who have their own objectives and who will do whatever it takes to achieve them.
As the Romans consolidate their gains and begin to push west, Caradoc finds he has few friends left. So he must turn to the Durotriges, a wild, hill fort dwelling tribe. But the Durotriges are riven by strife and petty squabbles.
Aulus Plautius, commander of the Roman army, brings his siege weapons to bear, can Caradoc resist the onslaught?