Book Cover Artwork Created for Gordon Doherty

With the ashes of Adrianople still swirling in the air, the Eastern Roman
Empire is in turmoil. The emperor is dead, the throne lies empty and the
remaining fragments of the army are few and scattered. Numerius Vitellius
Pavo, now Tribunus of the XI Claudia, tries to hold his patchwork ranks
together amidst the storm. One of the few legions to have survived
the disaster at Adrianople, the Claudia do what they
can to keep alive the dying flame of hope.

When word spreads of a new Eastern Emperor, those hopes rise. But the
coming of this leader will stir the Gothic War to new heights. And it will
cast Pavo headlong into the sights of the one responsible for the East’s
plight – a man mighty and seemingly untouchable, and one who
will surely crush any who dares to challenge him.

From the ashes of Adrianople, new heroes will rise…
with dark ghosts in close pursuit.

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