Fires In The Night by Mary Jarratt.
The beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire was an exciting and somewhat precarious time to be alive in Britain for Justin, the son of a centurion at the fortress in an important Roman city.
What started as a forbidden walk along the top of the City Wall led to Justin and his friends coming across a plot to betray the city to the Saxon invaders, who wanted some of what they saw to be the rich pickings of the Roman civilization. However, Justin and his friends had seen them…
Beautifully illustrated with original artwork, the fascinating and gripping tale is told by the young boy in a way that appeals to the young and old alike.
Perfect for reading aloud – or just curled up on your own in front of a good fire with a nice drink by your side.
Paperback, published in December 2015