The 5th century has dawned in blood. The fate of the Roman Empire lies in the hands of two men - Aetius and Atiila - the Roman and the hun. Both prepared to lay down their lives - one in defence of the Empire, and the other in pursuit of its absolute destruction. A friendship forged in childhood has been torn asunder, as Aetius and Attila return to their respective homelands. Both are confronted by pretenders to the crown - in Rome and in the Hunnish territories - both are prepared to seize power by any means necessary. For two men, the bonds of youth must die, and the call of duty - and destiny - be answered. A story of sex and power, violence and war, prophecy and madness, set amid one of the most bloodthirsty and tumultuous periods in history.
William Napier was born in 1965 and educated in Cheltenham, Oxford and London. He lives in Wiltshire and travels widely.