Summary: Vitus Maximus, a Roman Commander, loses his Legion in battle to the Vandals and is taken hostage. While in captivity, Maximus becomes a confidant and teacher of the Vandal King Gaiseric and a friend of Theodoric, a Barbarian prince. Through their eyes, we learn the story of how the Vandal tribes together with the Asian steppe riders, the Alans, cut a bloody swathe through Europe from Germania to Hispania.
The author has indicated that this book contains questionable content for children under 13.
Top-level Genre: Fiction
Sub-genre(s): Historical Fiction, Military, War Fiction
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