AD 262. The Roman Imperium is in turmoil after
the struggle for the throne that brought Gallienus to power. Ephesus, the
metropolis of the Eastern Empire, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty
earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying
for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat
to the Empire advances from the north: the barbaric Goth tribes, determined to
pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the
barbarians, and only he can defeat them.
A relentlessly gripping and richly authentic
tale of ancient warfare, The Caspian Gates is an adventure for
Rome enthusiasts and scholars alike. Widely acclaimed for his Warrior of Rome
series, Harry Sidebottom “provides a well-constructed, well-paced, and gripping
account…which, as a good series should, leaves the reader eagerly anticipating
the next installment” (Times Literary Supplement).
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