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By William Napier

ISBN-10: 1409116743

ISBN-13: 9781409116745

AD 449: the way forward for the area hangs within the stability. The as soon as robust Roman Empire lies open and at risk of assault from a massive Hunnish military that has collected at the banks of the Danube and is poised and able to strike - yet just one guy has obvious the danger.

Master-General Aetius understands Attila nonetheless thirsts for blood and destruction, yet he's helpless to prevent the the pending onslaught. For Atilla plans to march at the amazing urban of Rome, the very center of the empire. yet is the chance too excessive, even for the main battle-hardened of warlords? Attila's offerings play out at the plains Europe the place he needs to finally face his destiny.

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So they said. She carried a yoke of wooden pails and sold goat’s milk by the cupful, but she was not in truth a bold or assertive seller and she made little money. She too frequently gave cupfuls of milk away to hungry-eyed, plaintive children pestering her. When she returned at the day’s end, her mother would scold her for not having sold enough, accusing her of daydreaming her days away. And scold her even more for not having found a husband to take her off her poor old mother’s hands. She disliked jostling crowds, and was drawn to the edge of the fair where the gaudy tents and stalls gave way to open meadows, and then the low line of the hills to the west, and the jut of Mons Aureus, the mountain of gold, with its fabulous mines.

His optio stared at him. Pamphilus shook his head. ‘It’s not a general massacre. ’ ‘Button your lip, Optio. We fall back to the town if we can. ’ Whoever this horde might be, however many in number, he still had full confidence in the VII Legion, Claudia Pia Fidelis. ‘Six times brave, six times faithful’ was the legion’s motto. Stationed here for four long centuries on this far northern border, looking out over the Danube and into the wastes of Scythia. Waiting for the barbarians. And meanwhile building the imposing fortress of Viminacium, with wide roads south, east and west, and six miles of fine aqueduct.

Tens of thousands …’ And his centurion was no coward. They both knew their only option. Eventually Sabinus leaned back again and said, ‘Very well. We sit here. We keep ’em at bay. We wait for news to get through, they’ll get word soon enough, and the field army will arrive hot-foot from Marcianopolis. ’ ‘Easy,’ said Tatullus. Sabinus glanced sideways at his centurion, but it was impossible to read him. The legate ate a light supper on the tower roof, standing. Bread, lentils, a few slices of pigeon breast.

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