Jedburgh, Scottish Borders
Douglas Jackson was born in Jedburgh. He left school at the age of 15 to train as a journalist, first working for local newspapers and later for the Daily Record. He is now assistant editor of The Scotsman. He wrote Caligula, his debut novel set in ancient Rome, while commuting between Edinburgh and his Bridge of Allan home. Originally called The Emperor's Elephant, his novel was discovered on the writers' website YouWriteOn.com and a bidding war landed him a six-figure, two book deal.
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Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the third Roman Emperor, is better known by another name: Caligula, a name synonymous with decadence, cruelty and madness. His reign was marked by excess, huge building projects, and the largest gladiatorial battles Rome was ever to see.
In Southern England, Caratacus, war chief of the Britons, watches from a hilltop as the scarlet cloaks of a Roman army spread across his land like blood. Among them is Rufus, keeper of the Emperor's elephant, an unwilling participant in the invasion of Britain.
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Gaius Valerius Verrens returns to Rome from the successful campaign against Boudicca in Britain. Now hailed a Hero of Rome, Valerius is not the man he once was scarred both physically and emotionally by the battles he has fought, his sister is mortally ill, his father in self-imposed exile.
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Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair knew his grandfather had served in the Special Air Service in Germany in World War II, but not the details of what he did. When he finds his grandfather's lost diary he is in for more than one surprise. Sewn into the endpaper is a strange piece of Nazi symbolism.
The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war.
As James Douglas
- The Doomsday Testament - 2011