Frontier Wolf

Frontier Wolf

Rosemary Sutcliff

Britain, A.D. 343. the tip of Roman rule. The Antonine Wall has fallen and order slowly collapses at the northernmost fringe of the empire. The little safety that Rome has from the Dalriad and Caledone tribes comes from a small put up of half-wild legionnaires: The Frontier Wolves. in the course of a interval of tentative peace in Northern Britain, a tender commander is shipped to preside over this undisciplined lot at their borderland outpost. but Alexios Flavius Aquila is aware his task to Castellum used to be now not a promoting. After leaving behind a citadel within the German province in the course of a barbarian assault, the Centurion misplaced part his males. have been his uncle now not the governor of northern Britain, Alexios wouldn't be calling himself a legionnaire in any respect. Given the conditions, this exile was once humane.

In this quick-moving ancient novel, acclaimed writer Rosemary Sutcliff realizes Alexios's struggles to comprise, govern, and finally earn the consideration of those Frontier Wolves. His tenure with the pack calls for a stability, too, among controlling and honoring the tribes that occupy Roman land. in the course of an overpowering raid on the book's finish, Alexios is confronted with a similar choice that just about fee him his profession. This time, he back orders his males to desert their citadel and leads them on a harrowing trek southward, in the direction of Hadrian's Wall, and protection. With the vicious Northern tribes at his men's heels for the complete trip, it's not until eventually he reaches the castle at Habitancum that he is familiar with he selected properly.

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