Once we had been a nation, a people great and mighty, beloved of the gods. . . And thus it begins, an epic tale of love and treachery, of selfless courage and devastating betrayal. . . Almost three hundred years before Christ, rthern Gaul is a dangerous place, home to warring tribes, envious chieftains, and mighty warriors. And in the midst of it all, the leaders of the Aedui have chosen to flee. A better land awaits across the waters, if only they can reach it. If only they can survive. . . This is the story of Cadwalador, a young Gallic warrior in the retinue of Tancogeistla, heir to the Aeduan throne. The story of one man's struggle to remain true to himself as the world crumbles around him, as loyalties change at the turning of the wind, as men claw desperately for power. For, in this new land, thing will change. Men's hearts do t change with the landscape. And Cadwalador will be plunged once more into the maelstrom. . . .