Reign of Iron (Iron Age)

Reign of Iron (Iron Age)

Angus Watson

Language: English

Pages: 560

ISBN: 0316399817

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Caesar's soldiers have murdered, massacred and pillaged their way through Gaul and loom on the far side of the sea, ready to descend upon Britain - with them are an unstoppable legion of men twisted by dark magic. Somehow Queen Lowa must repel the invasion, although her best general is dead and her young druid powerless. She faces impossible odds, but when the alternative is death or slavery, a warrior queen will do whatever it takes to save her people.

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The Sorcerer's Ascension (The Sorcerer's Path, Book 1)

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paced quietly through the night, inland and eastward, Atlas explained to Walfdan that Lowa’s army was all but destroyed so they needed to delay the Roman invasion until she could muster and prepare a new one. Walfdan already knew about the situation in Britain from merchants and had a reply ready. “Gaul is finished,” he said. “The land is united for once, but unfortunately it is united in a mood of beaten, dejected submission. Tribes all over Gaul, vastly more numerous than the invader, with

one of the armoured giants at a time, so ferrying them aboard took a frustrating age. Loading the Gaulish captives, carried as strengthening fodder for the landing in Britain, was as difficult, since they were chained three together by iron poles and neck loops. He could have undone their shackles, but they might have escaped. He could have killed some of them to give his Maximen the strength to haul the ship onto the beach and lift it off again, but he had only captives enough to fuel his legion

getting there now. None of the Romans, Ragnall was proud to see, was attempting to return to the boats. Despite arrows stopping as many as one in every two, they waded on. Their courage was stirring. The first legionaries reached the shore and formed their shields into a defensive tortoise. Ragnall cheered. The helmsman gave him an “Oh, you’re one of those, are you?” look, but Ragnall ignored it. On the shore the first tortoise advanced up the beach, becoming more hedgehog than tortoise as arrows

larger and fiercer than Hannibal’s elephants that the Romans had faced a hundred and seventy years before, and the Persian animals that Alexander had defeated and then employed a couple of hundred years before that. They were also more trouble. Pompey kept the elephants on his estate, but had been astonished at their expense; not so much their food, which was far from cheap, but the cost of the damage. As well as destroying buildings, they killed and ate horses, oxen, slaves and anything else

defiance, some whimpered, some were catatonic with horror. He shouted for the rowers to halt. It looked like a good place to land with firm sand and a wide enough expanse of it that they’d be out of missile range and he’d see any attack coming well before it reached them. He scanned the shore for a good while. The Maximen stared at him dumbly, holding their oars in readiness, and wavelets slapped against the hull. Finally he was satisfied that it was safe and he commanded the helmsman and the

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