Victoria continues with her crusade to avenge the fate of her lceni tribe, in this stunning third volume of her epic adventure! Having sucessfully avoided taking the blame for the great fire that has destroyed much of Rome, Victoria continues to humour the increasingly insane Emperor Nero, while securing herself her freedom. Together with her brave Roman accomplice, Caenis, Victoria is certain that soon the only decent, ruler, Vespasian, with whose army her step-father fought back in Londinium, will come to rule at last. Nero's days are numbered, so his summons for her to return to Rome from her house outside the city fills her with foreboding. And Nero has a surprise waiting for her: a British bard has joined his group of entertainers, none other than her cousin, Cram. Though a part of her is pleased to see a familiar face, Victoria remembers Cram's final treachery back in Britain, and is certain he is here to further his own misguided plans for retribution. But Cram is her
Frances Hendry lives in Scotlnd with her husband and daughter.