By Nick Brown
273 advert. Obsessed by way of the sunlight religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian units out to acquire each sacred item inside his realm. yet one - a mysterious rock acknowledged to channel the ability of the sunlight god - lies past his achieve. Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the mythical stone and is utilizing it to elevate a military opposed to Rome. For imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, preventing him constitutes their maximum problem but. Assisted by way of a squad of undercover infantrymen and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south around the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous money-lenders and a ruthless German mercenary. And once they ultimately achieve Ilaha's mountain fort, they face hundreds of thousands of warriors who will supply their lives to guard him ... and the black stone.