Getorix has one last opportunity to gain his father’s
regard and earn welcome into the Otherworld as a man. At almost fifteen winters, he marches beside his father, a defeated
Celtic leader, in the Roman triumph parade – a celebration that ends in death. To face the ordeal of sacrifice before
the Romans will truly be his man-making.
Instead, the gods throw him entirely different challenges.
Can Getorix accept friendship with the Roman who spares his life if the cost is his honor?Modern
readers will relate to the difficulties these two youths from opposing cultures face in reconciling their differing experiences
and value systems. The ancient Roman setting lends a fantastic quality, yet the political turmoil and social upheaval evoke
parallels with our own time.
Visit the first few chapters of the book, available on this website, to
see how the story begins: