Army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso strikes out for the uncivilized borders of Roman Britain in this highly anticipated sequel to Ruth Downie’s New York Times bestselling debut.It is spring in the year 118, and Gaius Petreius Ruso has been stationed in the Roman-occupied province of Britannia for... show more
Army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso strikes out for the uncivilized borders of Roman Britain in this highly anticipated sequel to Ruth Downie’s New York Times bestselling debut.It is spring in the year 118, and Gaius Petreius Ruso has been stationed in the Roman-occupied province of Britannia for nearly a year. After his long and reluctant investigation of the murders of a handful of local prostitutes, Ruso needs to get away. With that in mind, he has volunteered for a posting with the army in Britannia’s deepest recesses—a calmer place for a tired man.But the edge of the Roman Empire is a volatile place; the independent tribes of the North dwell near its borders. These hinterlands are the homeland of Ruso’s slave, Tilla, who has scores of her own to settle there: Her tribespeople are fomenting a rebellion against Roman control, and her former lover is implicated in the grisly murder of a soldier. Ruso, filling in for the demented local doctor, is appalled to find that Tilla is still spending time with the prime suspect. Worse, he is honor-bound to try to prove the man innocent—and the army wrong—by finding another culprit. Soon both Ruso’s and Tilla’s lives are in jeopardy, as is the future of their burgeoning romance.Terra Incognita shines light on a remote corner of the ancient world, where Ruso’s luck is running short—again.
Publish date: March 4th 2008
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Gaius Petreius Ruso (#2)
MANY MILES SOUTH of Coria, Ruso gathered both reins in his left hand, reached down into the saddlebag, and took out the pie he had saved from last night.fraudio> rosado mp3> serieshist fic> ancient hist> roman> britainmedicalNarrated by Simon VanceFrom wiki: Coria was a fort and town, located 2.5 mi...
Enjoyed this; the setting in Roman Britain is one I haven't read a lot in, and the plot and characters are competently dealt with. Not having read the first in the series, I scrabbled a bit at the beginning to get a handle on who was who, especially since there was a divided POV over the first few c...
A very enjoyable book in the series. This time Ruso and Tilla head north to the outposts along Hadrian's Wall (at least, where it will be). A missing head, a runaway wagon, unhappy natives, beer and brewing and the mysterious Gathering all play a part in this one. Those who like a good stir of humou...
Terra Incognita is the second installment in Downie’s series about the hapless legionary physician Gaius Petreius Ruso and his slave, the British Tilla (aka Darlughdacha). This time he’s traveling north to Hadrian’s Wall with a cohort of the XX Legion; as it happens, he’s also heading into Tilla’s h...