Caledonia AD84 - When Eirbrin meets Antony she believes she has found a mystic, a man of power who can help her to overcome old guilt and shame.
He is a spy, and everything about him should warn Brin of his deception, but her longing to atone and her growing desire for him allow her to deny any doubts she has.
To him, she should be no more than a valuable source of information. But as they move through Caledonia toward the gathering battle of Mons Graupius, they fall into an impossible relationship. Both of them should know better.
Ridge Forts, Caledonia, Autumn AD83
Motes danced in the rising heat of the fire and fled into thatched shadows high above. Mania shone from the skin and wide eyes of the gathered band of strangers, throwing firelight back across the room and filling the air with the rank odour of cold sweat...