A gripping and visceral novel of the Roman invasion of Britain, for fans of Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow.
Rome 43AD Emperor Claudius has unleashed his legions against the rebellious island of Britannia.
In Southern England, Caratacus, war chief of the Britons, watches from a hilltop as the scarlet cloaks of the Roman legions spread across his land like blood. He must unite the tribes for a desperate last stand.
Among the legions marches Rufus, keeper of the Emperor’s elephant. Claudius has a special role for him, and his elephant, in the coming war.
Claudius is a masterful retelling of one of the greatest stories from Roman history, the conquest of Britain. It is an epic story of ambition, courage, conspiracy, battle and bloodshed.
“What stands out are Jackson's superb battle scenes. I lost myself in the riveting depictions of combat, hoping against hope that somehow the British would prevail . . . I was gripped from start to finish”
Ben Kane, author of The Forgotten Legion
“Jackson triumphs . . . If I were Conn Iggulden or Simon Scarrow, I'd be rather worried by the new Scottish kid on the block.”
“A master of his discipline rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today”