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Attila by William Napier
  

Attila

Part of the Attila Series
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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.

If you like William Napier you might also like to read books by Steven Pressfield, Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow.

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Attila by William Napier

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...

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'[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.'
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About the Author

William Napier was born in 1965 and educated in Cheltenham, Oxford and London. He lives in Wiltshire and travels widely.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2006

Author

William Napier

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites

Historical adventure

ISBN

9780752877877

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