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High Cross
by Brian J. Croasdell

UK price: £11.26   US price: $20.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0-595-41275-0
Published: Oct-2006

The setting is Britain following the Roman invasion in the time of Boudica. In the centre, a damaged adolescent comes to power. In a far, new Province, the dismantling of Celtic institutions and the opening of the territory to World trade is blocked by a furious native rebellion.

Book Description

The demolition of native states continues to fuel the expansion of the Roman Province of Britain. Compliant British rulers are supported while defiant ones are overthrown. The Order of the Druids, the single most important unifying institution among the Celtic tribes is being systematically destroyed.

But, the introduction of a single currency, a common scale of weights and measures, a single official language, a common legal system and the opening of Britain to the World economy is all at risk.

There are reports of counterfeiting on an industrial scale and, at the moment of the extinction of a Druids, a catastrophic native uprising brings the Province to the brink of collapse.

About the author

Born in England, Brian Croasdell built a career as a policeman and a security specialist in southern Africa. He now lives with his wife in Hertfordshire. He has also written Wool and Iron and Empire Incorporated in the same series.

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Wool and Iron            

by Brian Croasdell

UK  price: £21.99    US  price: $25.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 478
ISBN: 0-595-31059-1
Published: Feb-2004

This enthralling historical novel re-enacts the invasion of Britain by Rome. Political murder, intrigue, mutiny and invasion, underpinned by business deals on an imperial scale, are set against the struggle for freedom of an artistic and warlike people.

by Brian Croasdell

UK price: £9.06     US price: $16.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0-595-34207-8
Published: Jan-2005

It’s just after the invasion of southeast Britain by Rome. In the City, there is financial manipulation to fuel political ambition, while outside the newest Province, a desperate British defence of the West takes place.