• by Ross Laidlaw
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire has been overrun by German tribes. In a series of brilliant campaigns, Aetius, last of the great Roman generals, forces the Germans to settle peacefully. But his old friend Attila, leader of the Huns, has turned his attention to the West, and a confrontation between the two, now bitter enemies, is inevitable.


What the Critics Say

" a vivid picture of a distant, bloody time, and tells his story splendidly." (The Scotsman)


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Customer Reviews

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It's not about Attila!

This book should have been titled "The Last Roman". If you get historical fiction to gain insight into cultures and peoples, and if you think this has anything to do with Attila you will be very disappointed. It is another book about the moral collapse of Rome (and there are already plenty of those).
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- S. Wells

History sugar coated!

If you like your history sugar coated than you'll enjoy this book.

It's a great story it that makes history come alive.

Although very long, I enjoyed it and didn't get bored for even 1 second.

I call it sugar coated because with good historical fiction you learn a lot about the times while enjoying a good story.

As opposed to non-fiction which is generally dry.

It concentrates more on the Roman Empire than on Attila which is fine with me.
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- Nicholas Winn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2007
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd