The Eagle in Green Man’s Clearing

by A. L. O'Connor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/19/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781480880559
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781480883093
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781480883086

About the Book

The Romans come to Britannia with one mission: settle their people and add Britannia to their ever-expanding empire. In first century AD, centurion Quintus Agricolanus travels to Gosbecks. Power-hungry Rome seeks to make Gosbecks a colonia for retiring soldiers but must first clear out its current occupants.

To achieve this, they enter into treaties with local Celtic tribes, but these treaties are heavily slanted toward the Roman government and levy unrealistic taxes on the indigenous people. Beyond the Celts, the Romans must also deal with the Druids of Britannia: religious leaders that act in judicial roles.

The Druids are a serious source of potential problems, so the Romans strive to stamp out this priestly class. However, they do not manage to kill all of them, as some Druids escape to spread word of these horrors. The Romans hope to establish their colony by changing the native people—but will they end up changed instead?

About the Author

A. L. O’Connor is an Air Force brat who lived in five countries. She has a BA in history from the University of Texas, along with minors in German and classical civilizations, with an emphasis on Rome. She has lived in Izmir, Turkey, and explored ancient Roman and Greek ruins.