Artorius and company are garrisoned in Lugdunum after quelling the Sacrovir revolt but there is still a remnant of the rebellion, led by Heracles, and he is terrorizing the area looking for revenge. The author delivers, once again, an exciting tale of intrigue filled with action, anguish, and even love. Artorius continues to develop and is becoming much more complicated and well rounded and is only one of the interesting characters the author has created. Without giving away any of the story I can state that Heracles, a former leader of the Sacrovir Rebellion, is one nasty piece of work and the plans he executes are loaded with atrocities…atrocities that hit close to home for Artorius and his cohort commander. All in all, it is an enjoyable read that gives the reader glimpses of what it was like to be part of a Roman legion with a sub-plot of Sejanus’ relationship with Tiberius and his grab for power. 4.3 stars….looking forward to book 4.