Empire of the Eagle - Andre Norton,  Susan Shwartz

The tribune Quintus was once a man of honor. But when Rome's might is crushed at the battle of Carrhae, Quintus can only watch with honor and hope gone as Rome's Eagles – the golden standards which every Roman believes houses the very essence of the gods – are dragged through the mud by the barbarian hordes. The Eagles will go East as bloody testimony to Rome's humiliation.

But even in Hell, there sometimes lies a path of redemption. Quintus will follow the Eagles, and strive to somehow recapture the honor that Rome has lost. He will abandon the logic that is Rome... and travel into the mists of myth and legend, where he will see visions of magic unknown to any Roman.

And where he will learn to use barbarian magic to win back Rome's gods.

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Release date: 1993
Genres: fantasy, alternate history
Updated: September 07, 2010