9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
You will enjoy this book if you liked The Last Legion...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Empire of Dragons (Hardcover)
I think that you will like this book if you enjoyed The Last Legion. The writing is similar. One thing that I enjoyed about it was that it focused on events that have not been done to death. Instead of yet another book on Attila or Nero, here we have a book that takes place at the end of the reign of Valerian and also during Gallienus's rule. After Valerian and some of his soldiers are captured they are forced to work in a mine. After the soldiers escape, they travel across Persia and India, eventually winding up in China. Personally, I enjoyed the book before they got to China. I took off one star for the ninja stuff, which got a little ridiculous. I could see a sequal to this novel taking us into the time of Aurelian, who is also a character in this book.