In the final instalment of the Twilight of Empire series, Aurelius Castus is ordered out of retirement to confront the King of Persia's challenge to Rome's authority in the east.
When the simmering
conflict between Rome and Persia threatens once again to ignite into
open war , there is only one man the Emperor Constantine can trust to
hold the eastern frontier. Aurelius Castus , retired general of the
empire, has fought long and hard for Rome .
When the summons comes to
command an army once more, he obeys with a heavy heart. Is he still the
fearsome fighting machine of old? Will his young, ambitious officers
respect and follow a great soldier of former days? But when tragedy
strikes the imperial household, Castus must race to defend the last
bulwark standing against the might of Persia .
In the pitiless heat of
the Syrian desert, engulfed by whirling sandstorms and facing a
fearless, treacherous foe, Castus knows that the fight ahead will be the
fiercest he has ever known, and will very probably be his last .