Britain, AD366 - The island is at peace, enjoying an unprecedented age of prosperity. But from beyond the northern frontier come unsettling rumours: the barbarians are rising, eager to prey on the riches of the south. As the shadow of war looms, Cironius Agnus Paulus, a young soldier with a secret past, becomes ensnared in a conspiracy that endangers the home he has forsaken and the family he loves.
AD 448. The Roman Empire is crumbling. The Emperor is weak. Politicians scheme, and ambitious generals vie for power. Then, from the depths of Germany arises an even darker threat: Attila, King of the Huns, determined to crush Rome once and for all. In a time of danger and deception, three young people dream that Rome can be made great once more. But they find themselves forced to survive in a world more deadly than any of them could have imagined.