Right off the book that I read was the hardcover version.
This was a 5 star read. Intrigue and action all rolled up in one book. The Romans march out to destroy the druids in their strongholds and on the island of Mona. A wounded Macro is forced to stay behind when Cato and the Blood Crows march out with Quintatus' army. But soon Macro hears reports about deserted villages and fears that the Roman army is headed into a well planned trap. Soon Macro and Cato will once more stand side by side in a fight to the death where the outcome is anything but certain. And it will be the name of the Blood Crows that will pass into legend by the time the battle is over.