Monday, October 19, 2009
BOTB Semifinalist - The Centurion and the Queen, by Minnette Meador
The Centurion and the Queen, by Minnette Meador
Marius has been stationed on 60 AD Britannia for sixteen years. Once a celebrated hero and a famous Praetorian Guard, he still clings to the old traditions as a fair but tough leader to his men, despite the shame that drove him from Rome.
Delia is sister to an uncaring Corieltauvi tribal king. Powerless, she watches as hundreds of Britons succumb to their suicidal pride and throw themselves against the unstoppable Roman machine. The last thing Delia expects is to find her body craving the touch of an enemy. The sudden intensity of their desire could change the history of an empire.
Separated by fate, they are thrown into the clash between 80,000 angry Celtic warriors and a clever Roman general with only 10,000 soldiers. Marius and Delia find themselves on opposing sides, in love, and unable to stop the future. The revolution that sparked their desire...could now destroy them both.
MINNETTE MEADOR: Somewhere between thirty and dust...red hair, blue eyes...six kids, one slightly used husband, and any number of pets from time to time... wanttabe hippy... wanttheirmoney yuppie... pro musician and actress for 20 Years... native Oregonian... lover of music, beauty, and all things green. Willing slave to the venerable muse. Minnette currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband, having replaced the children with one dog. The dog, Pierre, pretty much runs the show.
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