The year is 74 AD. The Roman Legions have held control of Southern Britain for 19 years. In that time they have solidified their hold, and put down tribal rebellions by Boudicca of the Icenii, and Venutius of the Brigantes. With the tribes pacified at their backs, the Romans advance their roads northward, with their goal: the conquest of the whole of the British Isles.The Northern Druids, realizing this, have arranged a meeting of all seventeen tribal, or clan, chiefs. Amidst the bitter local rivalries, and deep-scored bickering, the Druids try to unite the clans together to face the oncoming Roman threat.Calach is the fifteen-year-old eldest son of the chief of the Caledonii Clan, and is cast into clan politics for the first time. Destined to be chief one day, and acknowledging the importance of such a gathering, he is bewildered by the chief’s antipathy to each other.Thus begins Calach’s story.This is Part One of a series, to be released in Novella length pieces.Part One is over 100 pages, and runs over 30,000 words.Comments by readers are welcome.Ian Hall, the author, spent his childhood 10 miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, and played in a 2000 year old Roman encampment as a boy. His bedroom looked out onto the Pentland Hills, named by the conquering Roman army. This story is in his blood.