An Emperor for the Legion (Videssos Cycle, Bk 2)
An Emperor for the Legion - Videssos Cycle, Bk 2 Author:Harry Turtledove Foul sorcery had slain the Emperor. Now the army of Videssos, betrayed by one man's craven folly, fled in panic from the savage victors. But there was no panic in the Legion, mysteriously displaced from Gaul and Rome into this strange world of magic. — Wearily, Tribune Marcus Scaurus led his men through the chaos and enemy hordes in search of win... more »ter quarters, to regroup and seek to join up with Thorisin Gavras, now rightful ruler of Videssos.
But in Videssos the city, capital of the beleaguered realm, Ortaias Sphrantzes, whose cowardice had caused their defeat, now sat upon the throne. There, behind great walls that had always made the city impregnable to storm or siege, he ruled with the support of evil sorcery. Overthrowing him seemed impossible.
Grimly, Marcus Scaurus began the long march through hostile country toward that seemingly hopeless attempt.« less
A Roman Legion, through an accident with magic swords clashing, has been transported to another dimension that is similar to ours if a few things had been different in history. Can the Romans, a Celt, and their new allies find a leader truly worth following in this new dimension? This is a great series of books. It mixes historical accuracty with the Romans with historical fiction with the land of Videssos. These are truly engrossing books. I couldn't quit reading them once I started.