AD367: Britannia. The Southern Provinces are shaken by the most ferocious barbarian invasion in living memory. Marius, youngest member of the Corinium council, is caught in a web of intrigue when it transpires that the traitor masterminding the barbarian alliance is his parents' murderer, the feared and hated Imperial Notary, Paulus Catena - The Chain... Narrowly escaping death in a bloody skirmish with an Irish war band, Marius is forced to undertake a hazardous journey to the mysterious Isle of Mona in a desperate gamble to destroy the alliance. He is accompanied by the fugitive slave and gladiator, Fraomar of the Alamanni, a man the emperor wants captured at any price. Hunted t only by the savage Irish invaders but also by a team of elite imperial troops, Marius soon discovers that there are much higher stakes to play for than their own lives. . . This is part one of The Chronicles of Britannia, a tale of heroism, loss, war and sacrifice as Rome's westernmost provinces are swept inexorably to the very brink of the Dark Ages. . .
Scott was born in Romford, Essex in 1956. His writing career was kick-started after he won first prize in the Sunday Express Short Story Competition. Scott divides his time between writing, IT contract work and drumming. He has recorded with internationally renowned rock band 'Jethro Tull' and appeared in concert with 70's popsters 'Mungo Jerry'. Scott has recently published his third and fourth novels, the first an adult crime thriller entitled 'Black December', and the second an historical novel set in Roman Britain in 367AD entitled 'The Serpent and the Slave'. Scott lives in Berkshire with his wife, Katherine, his two youngest children (Tom, 14 and Emily, 13) and a Cocker Spaniel named Archie. He is a committed Christian (Scott, not Archie) and is actively involved in his local church in Reading. Scott was long listed for the Times/Chicken House Children's Novel Competition for 'The Ley Lines of Lushbury' and won the Sunday Express Short Story Competition a few years back for his historical entry set in the English Civil War. 'The Trespass' is an Amazon top 20 Bestseller.