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Waters of Sul, the (1997) [Novel]
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It is 72 AD, and most of Britain is under Roman domination. At Aquae Sulis, a place of pilgrimage and healing, hot waters gush ceaselessly from the earth. Since ancient times the waters have been associated with the supernatural, and are under the protection of the Celtic Goddess Sul. The Romans have renamed her Sulis Minerva, and have tamed the steaming waters to form a complex of public baths.

A statue of the hated Emperor Claudius is being erected in the precincts of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The centurion Decius Brutus, a Celt, is ordered to return to his home town to protect the statue and prevent trouble. But the local people, led by his proud father and his fiery daughter, Megan, are threatening rebellion...

Meanwhile, Megan's twin sister Ethne is torn between her destiny as Oracle of Sul, and her love for Lucius, who is caught up in his own quest for spiritual enlightenment, with the help of the Orphic priest Demosthenes.

Twenty miles away, on Glastonia Island, a small Christian community struggles to establish a new religion in a hostile land, away from Roman persecution.

Cults from Rome, Greece, Egypt and Judaea vie with the native Celtic beliefs and form a rich backdrop to the human dramas that unfold.

Original title: Aquae Sulis
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical FictionEuropeAncient World

Edition #1: The Waters of Sul

The Waters of Sul (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Revised
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Manifested in:

The Waters of Sul (April 3, 2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bladud Books
ISBN: 9781843195474
Dimensions: 4.9 x 8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 266

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Edition #2: Aquae Sulis

Aquae Sulis (1997)
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Language: English

Edition: Original
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Aquae Sulis (1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bladud Books
ISBN: 1899142207
Pages: 288

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