Release date: 25th April 2013
Published by: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN No: 978 1444709711
It is 612 AD and Aelric - senator of the Roman Empire, fresh from a bloodbath in Egypt - is forced to divert the Imperial galley to Athens. He finds a demoralized and corrupt provincial city threatened by an army rumoured to contain twenty million starving barbarians. Not to mention an explosive religious dispute, an unexplained corpse, and hints of something worse than murder ...He will have to call upon all his formidable intellect and lethal ingenuity to survive his enemies inside and outside the city walls ...
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