AD 273. Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one - a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god - lies beyond his reach.
Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome. For imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet.
Assisted by a squad of undercover soldiers and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south across the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous moneylenders and a ruthless German mercenary. And when they finally reach Ilaha's mountain fortress, they face thousands of warriors who will give their lives to protect him...and the black stone.
©2014 NH Brown (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
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ottimo narratore, inglese impeccabile e molto comprensivo. Un buon libro avvincente e stimolante, un'ottima lettura.
Overall this was an enjoyable listen and I would happily read the book.
I only gave it 4 stars out of 5 however as the authors attempts to make the main character human and filled with remorse towards the end of the book spoilt it a bit for me and I would probably have skipped these pages in a book.
Otherwise a worthwhile story
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