Join Neil Perkins, Latin student at Haltwhistle Grammar School in England, as he uncovers a story of usurpation, treachery, and betrayal. After unearthing an ancient Roman manuscript, Neil dedicates himself to studying Latin and translates this exciting story from the third century . . . Disaffected centurion Rusticus serves Rome at Hadrian's Wall, an unruly frontier. He is saved from massacre by Cadwal, a Celt who was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Colosseum. "Douglas Bond has done it again. This story will take your children to Hostage Lands, and at the same time set their imaginations free. And there's more- they just might learn a little history, a little of God's providence, and a lot of His mercy to His people." R. C. Sproul Jr.