From Africanus: The Roman Empire, The Nika Riots, and the Approaching Darkness (Legend of Africanus)

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For centuries children of the West have been taught that sometime in the 5th century Rome "fell" and with it, the world fell into the Dark Ages. This is only partially true. The Western Roman Empire did fade but in the East, in the old city of Byzantium on the Bosporus, the Romans would survive for a thousand years longer. 
 
Half a century after the Western Roman Empire was toppled by the Goth warlord Odoacer, a new Caesar ascends to the throne in Byzantium. This man, the Emperor Justinian, refuses to accept that Rome's best days have passed. With the help of his extraordinary young General Belisarius, Justinian will attempt the impossible - to expel the barbarians from Rome's Lost Lands and to restore the Empire to its former glory. Join them on their stunning adventure in the LEGEND OF AFRICANUS trilogy. 
 
FROM AFRICANUS is the first novel in the Legend of Africanus series. In From Africanus, the upstart Caesar, Justinian I, fights to defend his throne as the Nika Riots erupts in Constantinople, plunging the Empire into chaos. Justinian turns to his General Belisarius to pull Rome back from the precipice, and to prevent the darkness that has already engulfed the West from sweeping away the Eastern Empire.

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This is the second edition of From Africanus, an update that coincides with the publication of Volumes II and III of the series (Avenging Africanus and Immortal Africanus - both available on Amazon.com. The story of Justinian, Belisarius, Leo and Valentinian has continued to evolve in ways that I couldn't have imagined when I began this trilogy in 2005 and some changes to this first volume were necessary to keep pace. One would think that in a work of historical fiction there is little room for plot twists but I have been surprised by my protagonists - they have kept me on my toes for 10 years! 

May they keep you, my readers, equally enchanted.

Most importantly, I hope that From Africanus and the books that follow are able to plant a spark of empathy for this forgotten world in your heart.

Matthew Jordan Storm - Miami Beach, Florida
August 2015

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Mr. Matthew Jordan Storm is a Roman History nut. If he had more time and aptitude he would have become an archaeologist or historian but now moonlights as a writer of historical fiction instead. Mr. Storm has lived and worked in three former capitals of the Roman Empire: Rome, Milan and Istanbul - experiences that marked him and contributed greatly to his novels. He views the "Legend of Africanus" series as a passion bordering on an indulgence.

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