The year is 410 AD. The story begins in the valley of Umbria a hundred miles north of Rome. Having suffered a glancling blow from the siege on Rome, Lucius and Brune go north to a safer, quieter place. She has been raped, and he lost all he knew and loved. What these two young, beautiful people see and experience on their odyssey through the wilf north becomes fodder for some of the great Germanic epics such as the Nibelungenlied, Beowulf, and the Volsung Saga. The Germanic tribes beyond the Rhine River are on the move. The Emperor of the West is a virtual prisoner inside the walls of Ravenna, the city of Rome doomed, the northern border- the Danube River- has been breached. Half of Gaul is decimated, Briton abdicated, and most of Spain lost. It is the beginning of the Dark Ages.
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As the author of this work, I have literally and literarily walked the walk of this adventure: tasted the water in the aqueducts, stepped throught the gates of ancient walled cities, traveled the old goat trails in the Alpine passes used by the barbarian invaders, sailed the seas, floated the rivers and entered the tombs of these ancient warriors and adventurers. Once having laid the foundation for this trilogy (The Stones of Lucic, Fortune's Odyssey & Lord of Chaos) in the libraries throughout the old world, I shifted to the artistic side of my brain. How exactly did sack cloth feel on the naked skin? How did they sleep and eat? What about the cold winters and hot summers? And, of course, what about sex and violence? With that I leave you to enjoy this raucous tale of adventure and intrigue at the beginning of the Dark Ages,
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Book Description Lumina Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 324 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.81 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1625503237