Agricola’s Bane

Today I welcome old friend Nancy Jardine, to talk about Agricola’ Bane, the latest book in her Celtic Fervour series, set in Britain almost two thousand years ago.  Welcome back, Nancy!


Hello Tim. It’s excellent to return to your blog to share news about the brand new addition to my historical series.

Agricola’s Bane, the fourth book in my highly acclaimed Celtic Fervour Series, published with Ocelot Press, is now available to Pre-order on Amazon!

(EBook launch 15th November 2018. Paperback launch event at a local Heritage Centre 22nd November)

For readers of the series, like you have been, Book 4 continues the tales of the Celtic Garrigill warrior clan, this time featuring Enya of Garrigill and Nith of Tarras. The date at the outset of Agricola’s Bane is mid-November AD 84 and the location is Caledon territory. (Modern-day Aberdeenshire/ Scotland) The Late Iron Age tribal warriors who have survived a very recent battle against the Ancient Roman armies take refuge in the hills. General Agricola has continued to march northwards in his quest to claim even more territory for the Roman Empire but discovers that he is thwarted by more than the local warriors who continue to be very adept at guerrilla warfare. Going near the Roman legions means risking a stabbing death under a Roman gladius, but the Garrigill warriors must also evade the notice of the traitorous Vacomagi who have signed up for Roman coin!

For those not familiar with the earlier books of the series, I’m hoping those readers can enjoy the story just as much as a stand alone novel. It might just whet an appetite to find out more about other members of my Garrigill Clan!

Here is a little bit more….

AD 84 Northern Roman Britain

Nith of Tarras aids Enya of Garrigill in the search for her kin, missing after the disastrous battle at Beinn na Ciche fought between the Caledon warriors and the mighty Legions of the Rome. Enya soon has a heartrending choice to make – should she tread Vacomagi territory that’s swarming with Roman auxiliaries to find her brother? Or head south in search of her cousin who has most likely been taken captive by the soldiers of Agricola?

General Gnaeus Iulius Agricola – Commander of the Britannic Legions and Governor of Britannia – is determined to claim more barbarian territory for the Roman Empire, indeed plans to invade the whole island but finds not all decisions are his to make. It increasingly seems that the goddess, Fortuna, does not favour him.

The adventures of the Garrigill clan continue…

Buy via this Amazon Pre-Order Universal Link


Nancy Jardine writes contemporary mysteries; historical fiction and time-travel historical adventure. Her current historical focus is Roman Scotland, an engrossing pre-history era because her research depends highly on keeping abreast of recent archaeological findings.

A member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers Scotland and the Historical Novel Society, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.

She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with her husband but life is never quiet or boring since her young grandchildren are her next-door neighbours. She regularly child minds them, those days being cherished and laughter filled.

You can find her at these places:

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