The Last Free Men

The Last Free Men In the nd Century AD Rome s Ninth Legion was sent to Hadrian s Wall in northwest Britain to quell an insurrection They were never heard from again Historians have speculated for centuries about what

  • Title: The Last Free Men
  • Author: Jack Everett David Coles
  • ISBN: 9781935460183
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the 2nd Century AD, Rome s Ninth Legion was sent to Hadrian s Wall in northwest Britain to quell an insurrection They were never heard from again Historians have speculated for centuries about what happened THE LAST FREE MEN presents one intriguing possibility as seen through the eyes of Marcus Gettorix, son of a Roman general and a British woman Marcus is an underIn the 2nd Century AD, Rome s Ninth Legion was sent to Hadrian s Wall in northwest Britain to quell an insurrection They were never heard from again Historians have speculated for centuries about what happened THE LAST FREE MEN presents one intriguing possibility as seen through the eyes of Marcus Gettorix, son of a Roman general and a British woman Marcus is an undercover scout for the Romans, but during a battle he is captured and sentenced to work in the mines with the rest of the native prisoners The Druids act to use Marcus as a figurehead to fan the flames of resentment into an insurrection that joins British and Scottish tribes against the Romans Now allied with the Druids, Marcus lures the ambitious Roman general in charge of the Ninth Legion into a deadly trap destined to create one of history s greatest mysteries.

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    1. He was a man of two countries, his mother a British woman, his father a Roman General. Marcus was an uncover scout for his masters, the Romans with his knowledge of both languages and the lands of Hadrian’s Wall. When wrongly accused of murdering his general, he is sent to work the mines. Upon learning of his imprisonment, the Druids scheme to use him as a figurehead, a rallying point for the British and Scottish tribes rising up against Roman rule. For Marcus, this alliance is to his benefit [...]

    2. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Foray into Roman History, July 23, 2010 By Diane Scott Lewis "Author of THE FALSE LI (Locust Grove, VA) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: The Last Free Men (Paperback) Marcus is a half-druid and half-Roman bastard. He spies for the Romans but can't help sympathizing with the conquered people of Britain during the building of Hadrian's Wall. Will Marcus turn on the Ninth Legion and destroy these rampaging people [...]

    3. Fans of history, especially if their passion is the Roman era, will love this book.Although this is a work of fiction, it is a wonderful insight into life at this time. It is set in what is known as York now, but was called Eboracum then, and covers a period of time in the history of the famous Ninth Roman Legion.The two principal character are Marcus Uffin Gettorix, who is a half British, half Roman scout, and the other, an ambitious centurion called Emelius Karrus, totally devoted to his caree [...]

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