Eagles of the Damned by David Black
Approx. 86,350 words.
Published on June 5, 2012.
The year was AD 9. The long summer campaigning season was over. Centurion Rufus and his battle-hardened century - part of three mighty Legions, was returning to the safety of permanent winter quarters beside the Rhine. Like his commanding General, the veteran Centurion suspected nothing.
All marched blissfully unaware, until the entire Germana province exploded in bloody rebellion around them.