Centurion's Daughter
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Centurion's Daughter

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Her Frankish mother dead, 17-year-old Aemilia arrives at Soissons in Roman Gaul in search of her Roman father whom she has never met. She knows only that his name is Tarunculus and that he is a former centurion. She finds an old man fixed on the past, attempting in vain to kindle a spark of patriotism in his dispirited countrymen. Soon, Aemilia is caught up in her father's...more
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Published August 1st 2011 by Arx Publishing
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Julie Davis
Her Frankish mother dead, 17-year-old Aemilia arrives at Soissons in Roman Gaul in search of her Roman father whom she has never met. She knows only that his name is Tarunculus and that he is a former centurion. She finds an old man fixed on the past, attempting in vain to kindle a spark of patriotism in his dispirited countrymen. Soon, Aemilia is caught up in her father's schemes to save the Empire and the intrigues of the Roman nobility in Soissons. In the war between Franks and Romans to deci
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Liz
At last! A truly historial background that does not come across as a lesson, but provides an authentic back-drop of day-to-day life in the year 486AD in the last province of Roman Gaul, where a battle was fought that marked the fall of the Roman Empire.

Amelia is the daughter of a pagan Roman centurion, Taranculus, who takes her loyalty to him and the Roman way of life when she arrives to stay with him for granted, even though he has not seen her since she was a baby. She had been brought up a C...more
Stan Morris
A truly wonderful book with a rich background, totally believable scenes and great characters. The story is about a centurion's daughter living in the last Roman enclave ten years after the last Western Roman emperor has been deposed. A dangerous time, filled with desperation, betrayal, and a denial of the reality about them.
Tannia
Jul 10, 2013 Tannia rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Historical novel fans
Recommended to Tannia by: Reviewer's copy
With his historical novel, Centurion's Daughter, author and illustrator Justin Swanton takes the reader to the decline of Rome the great, and the rise of the Frankish Empire.

Seventeen-year-old Aemelia and her Frankish mother have lived in Reims all their lives. After her mother's death, Aemelia travels to Roman Gaul searching for her Roman father, Centurion Tarunculus, a man she has never seen and only knows through family lore. As Aemelia reaches Gaul, she sees a crowd making fun of a man givin...more
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