The Last Legion

by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Linking historical and mythical events, The Last Legion is a thrilling novel set around the collapse of the Roman empire. the Last Legion have the task to free Emperor Romulus Augustus. You won't want it to end.  It has been adapted into a film which is coming out next year, starring Colin Firth.

The Last Legion Synopsis

The story opens on the day that the Western Roman Empire collapses finally in 470AD, as the Last Emperor of Rome is encamped protected by the Nova Invicta Legion. All is lost in the space of a few minutes as a horde of Barbarians sweep through the camp in the fog, kill the Imperial family and take the young Emperor captive. The Roman Empire is in ruins...


But all is not lost. From the dust of battlefields emerges a small team of invincible warriors - The Last Legion. Their task is to rescue the Emperor and his enigmatic tutor and to try and resurrect the glory of Rome. All their strength of character and bravery come into play as they guide the last Caesar in a dramatic journey of escape through a devastated Italy and Northern Europe to their ultimate destinies in the land of the Britons... and the beginning of a new legend.

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ISBN: 9781447271413
Publication date: 07/11/2003
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback (a Format)

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ISBN: 9781447271413
Publication date: 7th November 2003
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction, Myth & legend told as fiction,

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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