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A shocking discovery in a Native American burial ground in present-day North Carolina reveals a history-changing link to ancient Rome.

In 55 B.C. the Roman Senate orders their most honored general, Demetrius Varinica, to cease mourning his wife and return to Rome to lead a fleet on an ill-fated invasion. The general and a handful of survivors from the devastated Fifteenth Legion wash up on an unknown shore and find themselves in a terrifying new world where every moment is a battle to stay alive.

Befriended by a peaceful tribe, these hardened warriors learn a different way of life, existing with nature, without war, without fighting. But even as a new day dawns, a terrifying evil falls upon the land and confronts Demetrius with an unthinkable choice, honor his oath, and return with his men to Rome or remain in this strange country and pick up his sword once again to face impossible odds in a desperate attempt to save the lives of these gentle people and the woman who has won his heart.

©2019 Richard Blade (P)2020 Richard Blade

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a wonderful surprise from a fantastic DJ

I love listening to Richard on Sirius XM first wave. I had no idea he was a fiction author until I stumbled upon this great gem! A wonderful adventure story with such great depictions of battles that it points it almost wore me out! in a good way. I felt like I was in the battle. highly recommended!

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Great story with plenty of historical material to make you wonder at the possibility’s it presents

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  • 10-18-20

Engaging Twist of History

This was an engaging change in history book where Roman soldiers have to adapt to Native American life. The book is well researched and very detailed. The characters reflect the 'Zeitgeist' of their time and culture. The author narrator does a great job bringing life into the scenes. The book is mainly composed of action divided between battle or survival interlaced with some political intrigue and a sliver of romance. Very entertaining though.