An action packed romp through the boyhood of Attila the Hun, a hostage at the hands of the Roman Empire. A well-written fictional account with plenty to keep you engrossed.
The dawn of the 5th century AD, and the Roman Empire totters on the edge of the abyss. Already divided into two, the Imperium is looking dangerously vulnerable to her European rivals. The huge barbarian tribes of the Vandals and Visigoths sense that their time is upon them.
But, unbeknownst to all these great players, a new power is rising in the East. A strange nation of primitive horse-warriors has been striking terror on border peoples for fifty years. But few realise what is about to happen. For these so called 'Huns' now have a new leader. And his name is Attila - 'the Scourge of God'.
Thus begins a saga of warfare, lust and power which brought the whole of the Christian world to its knees - and ended in blood on the fields of France. It is a story of two men: Attila the Hun and Aetius the Roman. One who wanted to destroy the world, and one who fought one final battle to save it...
'[a] rip-roaring account of the boyhood of Attila the Hun, a tale jam-packed with epic set pieces, bloody battles, a fair bit of history and the requisite lusty interludes... [a] gripping novel' DAILY MAIL
'[A] rattling good yarn... Napier tells a great story, complete with smells and sounds, and lots of gore. The battle descriptions are particularly good, and he does smut very nicely. I couldn't put it down.'
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||3rd July 2006|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
William Napier was born in 1965 and educated in Cheltenham, Oxford and London. He lives in Wiltshire and travels widely.More About William Napier