AD 51. Bran is a slave, a prisoner of Rome, but dreams of one dayreturning to his homeland, Britannia, to fight against the Romans. Whenthe proud young slave is overheard criticizing Rome, he is thrown intoprison and faces execution the next day. Luckily, his cell mateCaratacus is a very special prisoner indeed - a British chief. Hebelieves he has a way to save both their skins, but he'll need Bran'shelp.A tale based on a key moment in Roman history, full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.