Top positive review
on 18 April 2017
An excellent historical fiction story. As you would expect, Prince Pacorus is arrogant and prideful, during a raid on Roman soldiers for an incursion into his father's kingdom he takes a Roman Eagle. His father rewards him with his first command and he sets off to raid behind the Roman lines. At first things go well, but flushed with easy victories he leads his men into a trap. He and his remaining men are captured and shipped to Italy as slaves. Fortunately, destiny hasn't finished with Pacorus and they are set free by the great Spartacus. He joins the rebel leader and builds a cavalry force to aid him. Pacorus learns to respect, befriend and even love these runaway slaves who he once thought were beneath him. After Spartacus dies in the last great battle between the rebel army and Rome's legions, the survivors break into three groups. Pacorus leads his to his homeland and the story continues. I would recommend this to any sword fantasy lover or historical fiction fan.