(From the publisher):
The Twelfth Vulture of Romulus
recreates the events of a long-dead past and lends immediacy to the lives of people who lived during the collapse of the western Roman empire. It begins in the year of Our Lord 448, at the onset of the Century of the Twelfth Vulture when, according to an ancient prophecy made to Romulus, its founder, the city would fall. Barbarians are inflitrating the empire's porous frontiers. Alien generals are commanding its remaining legions. Attila the Hun threatens invasion. Struggles for wealth and power are creating a miasma of corruption and sexual licence.
A group of patriots, headed by the sister of a playboy emperor, and the chief of the Imperial Secret Police, organizes the Phoenix Circle, dedicated to the restoration of Rome's former glory. Others, despairing of finding salvation through force and guile, turn their eyes towards religion and the power of prayer.
Original title: The Twelfth Vulture of Romulus
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)