What Is a Mercenary?

A soldier who takes pay for his service from any who need him is considered a mercenary. Instead of a soldier going to war out of patriotism or loyalty to a country or crown, a mercenary does it for employment. In Colonial America, many mercenaries later took to pirating which is often the case because mercenary soldiers are not particularly loyal to those who hire them. When the Roman Empire fell, one of the contributing factors was the employment of barbarian troops.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Prince-Before-After/dp/1484086392

eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ocean

eBook through Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-prince-suellen-ocean/1102338307?ean=2940016618968

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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