Her Frankish mother dead, 17-year-old Aemilia arrives at Soissons in Roman Gaul in search of her Roman father whom she has never met. She knows only that his name is Tarunculus and that he is a former centurion. She finds an old man fixed on the past, attempting in vain to kindle a spark of patriotism in his dispirited countrymen. Soon, Aemilia is caught up in her father's schemes to save the Empire and the intrigues of the Roman nobility in Soissons. In the war between Franks and Romans to decide the fate of the last imperial province, Providence will lead her down a path she could never have imagined. Written and illustrated by master storyteller Justin Swanton, Centurion's Daughter is a thoughtful and compelling journey to a little-known period of history when an empire fell and the foundations of Christendom were laid.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Medievalgirl - LibraryThing
Interesting book covering the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century, or more specifically, the fall of Roman France (what was left of it) to the Franks, the people who gave their name ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janerawoof - LibraryThing
Set in an unusual period for historical novels--486 AD--the Western Roman Empire has collapsed and the Franks are becoming more powerful in Roman Gaul. Enjoyable and informative. Aemelia, a devout ... Read full review