I have to admit that I struggled with the first part of this book. But, whereas I would normally have discarded it, I persisted and it was totally worth it!!. Once you get through the build up the action comes thick, fast and bloody as a small Roman band face the might of Boudicca's vast army. The story itself has the one central character but it has multiple heroes. Had it not been for the slow start I would have given it five stars. That said I will definitely read more from this author.