After Rome

After Rome

A Novel of Celtic Britain

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Baker & Taylor
Remaining on the virtually abandoned island of Britannia after centuries of Roman rule, two cousins pursue very different efforts to unite disparate tribes and factions throughout the land, including throne-seeking Dinas and reluctant leader Cadogan. By the Nobel Prize-nominated author of The Horse Goddess. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Anarchy rules in Britannia as the Roman Empire collapses, and two men fight to build stable lives among the chaos.


After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned—left to its own devices as the Roman empire contracted in a futile effort to defend itself from the barbarian hordes encroaching upon its heart. As Britannia falls into anarchy and the city of Viroconium is left undefended, two cousins who remained behind when the imperial forces withdrew pursue very different courses in the ensuing struggle to unite the disparate tribes and factions throughout the land.

Passionate, adventurous Dinas recruits followers and dreams of kingship. Thoughtful Cadogan saves a group of citizens when Saxons invade and burn Viroconium, then becomes the reluctant founder and leader of a new community that rises in the wilderness. The two cousins could not be more different, but their parallel stories encapsulate the era of a new civilization struggling to be born.



Baker
& Taylor

Remaining on the virtually abandoned island of Britannia after centuries of Roman rule, two cousins pursue very different efforts to unite disparate tribes and factions, including throne-seeking Dinas and reluctant leader Cadogan.

Publisher: New York : Forge, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765331236
Branch Call Number: FIC LLY
Characteristics: 332 p. :,map ;,25 cm.

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Jun 27, 2013

Certainly wasn't what I was expecting. I finally had to put an end to it and stop reading. Lots of description but not enough oomph to keep me reading.

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