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.
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.