Torn between love and duty Constantine faces disaster.
Juliana, his mistress, has been kidnapped by a raiding party and taken to northern Germania, out of reach of his legions.
Ignoring his mother’s demands for him to marry quickly, Constantine assembles a Roman cavalry cohort and heads into the endless forest. Somewhere far ahead is the meeting place of the tribes where Juliana is facing a fight to the death among a people who collect skulls as ornaments and are ruled by a queen with a strong blood lust.
Constantine then finds out that his young son has been taken to Rome as a hostage. His only hope of rescuing him is to march on the city.
Battered and in disarray, he and his legions finally reach the city walls. His Saxon allies have defected. He is seriously injured, and every key battle his army has won, was because of his personal intervention. Then his closest friend, the leader of the Christians in Rome, also defects to the enemy.
Is this the end for Constantine?
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