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Summary

Bestselling, award-winning author Marc Alan Edelheit delivers this second action-packed fantasy epic in the Karus Saga.   

Surrounded by an army of Celts and facing certain destruction, the Ninth Imperial Legion, one of Rome’s most powerful military formations, has been unexpectedly transported to the world of Tannis. The legion, now under the command of Camp Prefect Karus, finds itself lost in a strange land. Cut off from everything they have known, they find temporary shelter in the abandoned city of Carthum.   

They quickly learn an unholy army of orcs, goblins, trolls, and humans known as the Horde is on the march, sweeping across the face of Tannis like a dark tide, conquering one land at a time. No force upon this world has been able to withstand the armies of the enemy. Yet the Horde has never met the might of Rome, and Karus means to fight.   

In the dungeons under the palace, Amarra, last of the faithful, is found. Together they are visited by Jupiter himself and given a series of dangerous tasks that sets them on the path of destiny. The first is to recover the dread sword Rarokan the Soul Breaker from the Fortress of Radiance. But the sword has a will of its own, and the enemy will stop at nothing to get the dangerous relic.   

Aided by the dragons Cyln’phax and Kordem, Karus and Amarra must set out on a perilous journey to the Fortress of Radiance to bring back the dread sword. Should they fail and the enemy get to it first, all will be lost.

©2018 Marc Edelheit (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Another great read from the Emperor of Roman fantasy, only downside waiting for the next installment.

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Don't judge a book by its artwork

Absolutely fantastic. Book 2 develops the characters woven with a gripping storyline. I finished the book in 2 days and cannot wait for book 3.

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expecting more it took a while to engross myself in the world of tan is, but the writer draws you in with new characters and plots subtly, and once again leaves me praying for more with a marvellously cryptic epilogue.

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Not his beat

I loves book one and book two started fine... Then he went on to explore ecclesiastic themes such as believe and what the hods power is able to do....... And totally lost a fan😔

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  • Ethan Wainscott
  • 28-02-19

Enjoyable experience😊

A Roman legion finds its self on another world 🌎 . Working for a god to stop the evil hord from destroying the different races and the planet. Good Dragon s , evil orcs, evil worms (a type of dragon), elves and humans battle it out in this adventure. Very enjoyable story.

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  • E Sanchez
  • 24-04-19

Awesomeness

I enjoy everything from this author. I can't wait for the next audio book in the series

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  • Christopher L. Ross
  • 30-03-19

Great Story

This is number 2 of more to come..... Book one is clearly completed in this book (they should be one book) with the promise of more to come.

The story was good with quite good world building and character development. It was quite an enjoyable book with enough twists and turns to keep me engaged. I definitely recommend it. Book 3 is coming soon, l believe.

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  • Kenny
  • 19-03-19

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I prefer Steven brand as a narrator of edelheits books Alex Hyde-White doesn’t bring his work to life as well

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  • 27-06-21

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A plodding discourse on emotions

I enjoyed earlier books, but the pace has slowed and the protagonists wander, well, fly, about on dragons while sharing their feelings about love and faith.

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  • James
  • 17-07-19

great book

love the story line how the different races come together to fight keep it up

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  • 05-05-19

story plods along.

I really wanted to enjoy this story more as the plot and narrator were great, but I found my attention wandering while listening, as the story seemed to take forever being caught up in minutiae of side conversations and mundane tasks. Hopefully the next book in the series will be a bit more faster paced as overall I do love the storyline.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-19

Romans and Dragons oh my!

I loved this book! If you like questing, dragons, elves, and a Roman Prefect getting a magic sword then this is your thing!
The story kept non stop action front and center and left you pleading for more. Hurry up next book!

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  • Robert
  • 28-03-19

Great second book

Marc Alan Edelheit continues the series with a great second book. The action and adventure of the characters keep you totally engaged in the book. Well done