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Twilight of Empire 6. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Triumph in Dust , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 07, Bob rated it it was amazing Shelves: Triumph in Dust is the concluding episode unless Ian Ross has some surprises in hand for us! The aging general, Aurelius Castus, is recalled to duty by an equally aging Emperor Constantine to deal with the re-emergent Persian threat.
Setting their ancient enmity aside, Castus agrees and leaving his wife and daughter in what he thinks is safety, heads off to Nisbis, a Roman trading city in the Syrian desert, to command its defence against Shapur, King of Pe Triumph in Dust is the concluding episode unless Ian Ross has some surprises in hand for us! Setting their ancient enmity aside, Castus agrees and leaving his wife and daughter in what he thinks is safety, heads off to Nisbis, a Roman trading city in the Syrian desert, to command its defence against Shapur, King of Persia.
Meanwhile, events in the rest of the Empire see his army effectively abandoned, and his family caught up in the political machinations of the Imperial court. Can Castus and his family survive? This is set in a period of tremendous change in the history of the Empire. Ross deftly manages to paint the scene of the emergence of Christianity as the dominant religious force, the drift of power eastwards to Constantinople, and the struggles of Imperial succession, while delivering a story strong both in character and plot. Castus, at this stage in his career, is an unusual hero for this genre - typical Roman determination and military mindset are at war with his declining health and his realisation that his family loyalties are displacing his Imperial ones.
He is a complex character, well-written and sympathetic. The cast of supporting players are equally well fleshed-out - his wife, Marcellina, his son Sabinus, the conniving merchants of Nisbis, and the God-struck Christian Patriarch, Iacob. My own favourite, however, is the hero's companion, secretary, and spymaster, the philosophical ex-soldier Diogenes whose quest extends far beyond the limits Castus sets himself. All in all, an informative and absorbing read - I finished it in two sittings - and a worthy companion to the works of Iggulden, Saylor, and Scarrow.
Nov 29, Breakaway Reviewers rated it it was amazing. Castus returns to lead his army in battle against hordes from the east Emperor Constantine had a visitor from Persia in his Imperial Palace, Constantinople. That envoy told him that the young king of Persia wanted to challenge the Roman Empire.
The Roman government searched for the experienced commander to assist the Emperor, who knew the right man to be his Master Cavalry of the East. He called for the retired general living in Dalmatia. His name was Aurelius Castus. Constantine and Castus fell o Castus returns to lead his army in battle against hordes from the east Emperor Constantine had a visitor from Persia in his Imperial Palace, Constantinople. Constantine and Castus fell out about the deaths of Crispus and Fausta. The Emperor asked for one more favour and promoted him to be the Master Cavalry and told him to go to Antioch and wait for him until the following spring.
She was in the basilica in Constantinople during the Easter week when the tragedy struck. A little while later, the grand Persian army led by the king, himself, invaded the Roman Empire. Castus and his army rode to Nibis on the edge of the Empire. More revelations about the power struggle were unveiled as the story went by.
Dec 08, Keith Currie rated it really liked it. Constantine, determined to invade Persia, summons him from his peaceful home and charges him with preparing the Roman army for invasion. Castus, although aged sixty, enters his role with gusto. In the midst of his preparation, however, the emperor dies, the Parthians invade and Castus finds himself in the border city of Nisibis under siege.
Fearing for the city, his troops, the empire and his family, he must draw on all his reserves of strength in one final struggle.
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But he is sixty, his health is shaky and his enemies are gathered close. Gosh, I enjoyed this. Excellent plotting, a plausible hero and a convincing setting all combine for a terrific final story in the life of Aurelius Castus, soldier of Rome. Nov 27, Stephen rated it it was amazing. Ian ross has done it again, what a tdult captivating and exciting book. Aurelius Castus is one of my favourite historical fiction characters and i thought book 5 in the series would be the last, so i were super excited to see this.
I wont give away any of the plot, too many reviews give you so much info you almost dont need to read the book. I will say though that this is my favourite of the series and it even made me cry, not once, but twice. A fitting end for a truly heroic and honourable chara Ian ross has done it again, what a tdult captivating and exciting book. A fitting end for a truly heroic and honourable character by an extremely talented author.
Ian Ross i thank you and applaud you for such a brilliant story, i must say though, what's next Nov 30, Annarella rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was the first book I read in this series and unfortunately it seems it will be the last one. Even if I didn't read the previous instalment I had no problems in understanding what was going on and the characters. It is set in one of my favourite historical period and I appreciated how the book was well researched. The plot is epic, entertaning and engaging, once you start you cannot put it down. I will surely look for the previous instalments and hope there will be a next one.
Dec 01, Matthew Harffy rated it it was amazing. Sprawling in scope and rich in historical detail, this is a gritty, thrilling end to a wonderful series. Ian Ross not only brings us a scintillating tale, with page-turning action and vivid characters, he also writes with such authority and conviction you could believe he has discovered time travel and witnessed the events first-hand.
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I was impressed with this exceptionally good book. I felt like the author zapped me into the future, where end time events were unfolding, as if I were actually living it out myself.
I was intrigued with how the wonderful mixture of romance, action adventure, current events and Holy Bible prophecy were unusually and uniquely woven together into what could someday be a classic. It not only entertained me, but I found myself pondering Bible truths in a way, that made sense out of things I had often wondered about. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something exceptional to read.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The writer, Mickey McConnell, brings to life what the near future may hold for America and Christians and Jews around the world alike in such a thought provoking compelling manner. The reader is drawn into the story line as the characters struggle with life's events as they unfold in the End of Times book. This novel should lead you to read God's word the holy bible. The author appears to have spent many hours studying scripture. The time line may not be exactly in accordance with God's word but the truth is there. I do recommend this novel,just remember it was written by mortal man.
I enjoyed this story. It is told from mainly one point of view, but was about surviving in the end times.
I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because some of the dialogue was corny. Also, it moved tenses in strange ways. Perhaps a little more editing would have been good. The main character is a "macho" guy. This comes out in the writing and reminds me a little of my high school boys. The book is very close to the Book of God. The writings was mostly words out of the Bible. It should make a person remember God's warning to abide in his word. I loved the ending. I really loved the story line and the perspective in this book.
Very thought provoking and encouraging.
The ending was a bit of a surprise and I loved it. This book gives life to the ancient prophecy of the apocalypse! I was amazed at how much biblical truth is contained in these pages. Concepts that go all the way back to the foundation of the world like the power of unity in the story of Babel. You get a front row seat in the biblical end of the world as we know it. See all 14 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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