By David Pilling
It's the 12 months 568 advert. From his monastic safe haven in Brittany, King Arthur’s elderly grandson, Coel, starts to jot down the very good tale of his lifestyles. Now a monk, he's decided to accomplish his chronicle earlier than demise overtakes him.
His story starts almost immediately after the loss of life of his well-known grandfather on the conflict of Camlann. Britain is plunged into chaos, and Coel and his mom are pressured to escape their native land. They take with them Arthur’s well-known sword, Caledfwlch, as soon as possessed by means of Julius Caesar. recognized to the Romans because the purple loss of life, it really is stated to own unearthly powers.
When he grows to maturity, Cleo enlists within the Roman military less than common Flavius Belisarius, the main well-known soldier of the age, and serves within the Roman invasion of Africa. He makes an enemy of the corrupt Empress of the East, Theodora, and falls into the clutches of Gelimer, the mad King of the Vandals.
Caesar's Sword (I): The crimson demise follows the adventures of a British warrior of well-known descent within the glittering, deadly global of the overdue Roman Empire. From the riotous streets of Constantinople, to the racetrack of the Hippodrome and the bloodstained deserts of North Africa, he needs to struggle to recuperate his birthright and his delight.