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The Last Roman: Vengeance: 1
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0749014318, Paperback)Fifth century of the Byzantium Empire. Flavius Belisaurius is son of the Governor of Dorostorum City, and his father has two goals: to keep out the barbarians and to expose the deep roots of secular and ecclesiastical corruption. Seeking to prevent a raid, the Governor enlists the help of the powerful magnate, Gaius Donatus. Donatus's corruption is widespread but his support is crucial to win the battle. But Donatus betrays this trust and Belisaurius Junior witnesses the death of his father and the irretrievable tarnishing of his reputation.
With Belisaurius's life changed for good he swears vengeance on the man that betrayed his father and begins a journey from which there is no virtuous way back.
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During the sixth century of the Byzantium Empire, corruption is rife. The country is in turmoil and Flavius Belisarius, steeped in military lore, expects to join his father's cohort, as have his three brothers, to help protect the border of the Eastern Empire.Flavius's father Decimus is the Governor of Dorostorum city, and has two goals: to keep out the Sklaveni barbarians and to expose the deep roots of secular corruption. Seeking to prevent a Sklaveni raid, Decimus asks the powerful magnate, Senuthius Vicinus, for help. Vicinus's debauchery is widespread but his support is crucial to win the battle. But treachery leads to the death of Flavius's family. With his life changed forever Flavius swears vengeance on the man that betrayed his father and begins a journey from which there is no way back.