From Book 3, unedited and subject to change. Allerix’s POV. 100 words.
After Gaius had disappeared inside the headquarters building with the officer, Titus Petronius, close by his side, Bryaxis opened one eyelid and asked in a sleepy voice, “Have we arrived, lads?”
“I think so,” Alle replied, though he’d never seen this settlement before. And he was damn sure there hadn’t been an open field here the last time he’d ridden through this valley. Gorgas was right; nothing was the same. Apparently Rome wasn’t content with invading Dacia and enslaving her people—they were infesting her land like an army of greedy hornets boring holes into a beehive heavy with honey.