Empire of Dragons

by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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LoveReading Expert Review of Empire of Dragons

Terrific stuff with Persian, Roman and Chinese history in one great adventure.  We are in AD260 with a Roman outpost close to the Persian Empire where betrayal, capture and slavery overtake us.  On eventually, with an Arab trader, we enter China, learn about Tao and are part of a fabulous strategy.  All in all a very good story indeed.

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Sarah Broadhurst

Empire of Dragons Synopsis

Anatolia, AD 260. The Roman outpost of Edessa is on its last legs after the Persian siege, and Roman Emperor Publius Licinius Valerianus agrees to meet his adversary to negotiate peace. But the meeting is a trap and the Emperor ends up in enemy hands, along with the commander of his personal guard, Marcus Metellus Aquila, and ten of his most valiant and trusted men. Their destiny is sealed: they will rot away in a mine, forced into slavery. But Metellus - legate of the Second Augusta Legion, hero of the empire - and his men break free and find shelter at an oasis, where they meet a mysterious, exiled prince. The Romans become the prince's private militia, agreeing to safeguard the prince's journey back to his homeland, Sera Maior, the mythical Kingdom of Silk - China. And so they begin an extraordinary and epic journey through the forests of India, the Himalayan mountains, the deserts of central Asia, all the way to the heart of China - as the very survival of the world's greatest two empires is at stake.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781509891634
Publication date: 14th June 2018
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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About Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has published over nine works of fiction, including the 'Alexander' trilogy, which has been translated into 24 languages in 38 countries. He has also written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world, and has written screenplays for cinema and television. 

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