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The Last Legion by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  

The Last Legion

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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.

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The Last Legion by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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.

About the Author

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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Publication date

7th November 2003

Author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback (a Format)
448 pages

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Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
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Historical fiction
Myth & legend told as fiction

ISBN

9781447271413

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