43 AD. Southern England. Caratacus, war chief of the Britons, watches as the scarlet cloaks of the Roman legions spread across his lands like blood.


In Rome, Emperor Claudius desires total conquest and dreams of taking his place in history alongside his illustrious forebears Caesar and Augustus.


Among the legions marches Rufus, keeper of the Emperor's elephant. War is coming and the united tribes of Britain will make a desperate stand against the might of Rome in their fight for freedom.


The Emperor has a very special purpose for Rufus and his elephant in the midst of the battle - will the Gods favour him?


Have you read Caligula - where Rufus's adventures begin?

Claudius (Rufus #2) Douglas Jackson