Wounds of Honour

Wounds of Honour  - Anthony Riches Good debut historical fiction novel.
A Roman is hidden in the deeps of Britain to escape the emperor's plot to destroy his family.
Marcus Valerius Aquila gets sent over the sea and joins up with the legion, where he is quickly given a new identity and made a centurion.

Some of the early incidents are a bit contrived (taking on the century's hard cases to win them over), but overall it's a good story with some funny barracks humour thrown in.

Plenty of excitement and tense moments, and the characters are well written.