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Legionary - Land of the Sacred Fire

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The empire is on its knees, but a last hope lies beyond the
eastern frontier . . .377 AD: Emperor Valens has stripped the Persian frontier
of its legions, sending every available man to Thracia in an effort to contain
the rampaging Gothic hordes. Now, covetous eyes have fallen upon Romes
trade-rich but sparsely defended desert provinces. Shapur II, Shahanshah of the
Sassanid Empire and his many client kings have long believed Romes eastern
holdings to be theirs by ancestral right, and those lands have never been more
vulnerable. Thus, Valens must grasp at the slimmest of hopes that a Persian
invasion can be staved off, not by the brute force of absent legions, but by
the tenacity of a hardy few. For in the heart of enemy lands, something thought
long lost might just offer salvation.When Optio Numerius Vitellius Pavo and a
select group of the XI Claudia are summoned to the Persian front, they leave
Thracia behind, knowing little of what awaits them. They know only that they
are to march into a burning land of strange gods. They whisper tales of the
mighty Persian Savaran cavalry and pray to Mithras they will see their homes
and families again. All too soon it becomes clear to them that this is no
ordinary mission indeed, the very fate of the empire might rest upon
their efforts. But for Pavo the burden is weightier still, for he knows that
the east also holds something even more precious to him . . . the truth about
his father.

Item details

Author(s):
Gordon Doherty
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2013 First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781482787412
Publisher:
Gordon Doherty

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The empire is on its knees, but a last hope lies beyond the
eastern frontier . . .377 AD: Emperor Valens has stripped the Persian frontier
of its legions, sending every available man to Thracia in an effort to contain
the rampaging Gothic hordes. Now, covetous eyes have fallen upon Romes
trade-rich but sparsely defended desert provinces. Shapur II, Shahanshah of the
Sassanid Empire and his many client kings have long believed Romes eastern
holdings to be theirs by ancestral right, and those lands have never been more
vulnerable. Thus, Valens must grasp at the slimmest of hopes that a Persian
invasion can be staved off, not by the brute force of absent legions, but by
the tenacity of a hardy few. For in the heart of enemy lands, something thought
long lost might just offer salvation.When Optio Numerius Vitellius Pavo and a
select group of the XI Claudia are summoned to the Persian front, they leave
Thracia behind, knowing little of what awaits them. They know only that they
are to march into a burning land of strange gods. They whisper tales of the
mighty Persian Savaran cavalry and pray to Mithras they will see their homes
and families again. All too soon it becomes clear to them that this is no
ordinary mission indeed, the very fate of the empire might rest upon
their efforts. But for Pavo the burden is weightier still, for he knows that
the east also holds something even more precious to him . . . the truth about
his father.

Author(s):
Gordon Doherty
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2013 First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781482787412
Publisher:
Gordon Doherty

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