By John Gorman

Whilst Clovis strikes to beat Gaul in 486 A.D., simply Syagrius, King of the Romans, has the braveness to face in his means and will pay a worried fee for his defiance. Shattered through a defeat that charges him his spouse, his son, his urban and his military, Syagrius wanders in the course of the collapsing global of a loss of life empire to discover safe haven with a procurator damaged by way of his earlier, a centurion haunted through betrayal and a priestess determined for romance, all too proud and too honorable to compromise with the corruption that threatens to smash them.

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Whilst Clovis strikes to beat Gaul in 486 A. D. , merely Syagrius, King of the Romans, has the braveness to face in his approach and can pay a apprehensive expense for his defiance. Shattered through a defeat that expenditures him his spouse, his son, his urban and his military, Syagrius wanders throughout the collapsing international of a demise empire to discover safe haven with a procurator damaged through his prior, a centurion haunted through betrayal and a priestess determined for romance, all too proud and too honorable to compromise with the corruption that threatens to wreck them.

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He could still decide to rush us before the ramp is done anyway. It would cost him a thousand, maybe two thousand, of his Franks. Casualties don't concern him. " "Pendra had a tunnel dug a few years ago in case he had to make off with his gold. It runs from the wine cellar to the embankment of the river. The Franks haven't found it yet. " "The Franks would be after us in no time. In open country, we wouldn't have a chance. One man might get through. "The tunnel will get you clear of their front.

He whirled just in time to see a battle axe high over his head. He blocked the blow with his shield and heard the wood splinter beneath the stroke. His attacker did not get another chance. Syagrius rammed his sword into his throat. A falling Roman staggered against Syagrius, blood running from his mouth and ears. The collision spun the procurator around, pushed him back from the lines. He caught a quick glimpse of the body_strewn field. He turned to the standard bearer. "Advance the eagle," he commanded.

Albius, he reported, had already been in Tolosa, threatening the king with Clovis' wrath, if Syagrius were not handed over to him at once. Alaric had received Sidonius' letter and told Albius where to find the procurator, all the while begging to be counted the faithful servant of the new ruler of the North. Albius and his men were only a few hours behind. Syagrius saw no escape. He saw only that he had brought trouble on his friend, who would surely be punished for daring to harbor him. Sidonius had another idea.

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