|Evening of the World, the (2001) [Novel]|
by Allan Massie
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(From the publisher):
The Evening of the World
is set in the period of the barbarian invasions. Its hero, a young Roman nobleman named Marcus, undergoes extraordinary experiences as he searches for meaning and stability in a twilight world where the old gods are dead or dying.
His journeys take him over the empire, from Italy to Greece and Byzantium, from a Christian monastery to the horde of Attila the Hun. His is a world where everything is possible and nothing solid; a world full of danger and mystery, love and terror, of simple faith and abstruse philosophy, of cruelty, treachery and undaunted courage.
Original title: The Evening of the World
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome