By Jack Whyte
The Eagles' Brood keeps the saga of the Colony often called Camulod, and the story of the descendants of these courageous Romans who cast a brand new lifestyle for the Celt and Roman peoples whilst the Roman legions departed Britain.
Most comprehend the recent chief of the Colony as Merlyn; all name him Commander. Cauis Merlyn Britannicus is liable for their safeguard, and all glance to him for tips, management, justice, and salvation. it's a harsh lifestyles yet an outstanding neighborhood, and Merlyn is devoted to spreading the impact of Roman tradition past the Colony's borders.
Uther Pendragon, the fellow who will father the mythical Arthur, is the cousin Merlyn has identified and enjoyed for the reason that they have been birthed, 4 hours aside at the similar day, the 12 months the legions left Britain. he's the tireless warrior--the purple dragon to Merlyn's nice silver bear--and among the 2 of them, the Colony understands few enemies.
As diverse as they are often, they're inseparable: faces of an identical coin. In a global torn aside by means of war and upheaval, every one is the other's simple task and warrantly of the survival of the Colony . . . until eventually a vicious crime, person who moves on the roots of Merlyn's lifestyles, drives a wedge among them. A wedge that threatens the destiny of a kingdom . . . .
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The Eagles' Brood (Camulod Chronicles, Book 3) by Jack Whyte