This was such an interesting idea for a story that I was drawn in and kept reading despite the rather clunky prose of the translation. The author somehow weaves the venerable Merlin Emrys, an orphaned boy, the battered remnants of a Roman legion, and some truly terrifying barbarians into a plausible whole. The innate strength and honor of the main characters overcomes the weakness of the descriptions and dialogue, and manages to create a satisfying ending.
Great Historacal novel.. a little dry at times...Roman Characters hard to keep track of names sometimes..otherwise good read.
The camp was quiet. Mist shrouded the plains and the Nova Invicta Legion, the legendary warriors charged with protecting the last emperor of Rome, settled in for another cold and bitter night. Then, through the fog, the barbarians appeared. In a space of a few hours, all was lost -- the Roman Empire lay in ruins. But not all the Romans are dead. From the dust of the battlefield, a band of seemingly immortal legionaries rise up. They are the Last Legion. Risking their lives, they attempt an audacious mission to free the young emperor and his enigmatic tutor from the hands of their captors.