Attila

Attila : The Scourge of God

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406 AD, and the Roman Empire totters on the edge of the abyss. Already divided into two, the Imperium is looking dangerously vulnerable to her European rivals. The huge barbarian tribes of the Vandals and Visigoths sense that their time is upon them. But, unbeknownst to all these great players, a new power is rising in the East. A strange nation of primitive horse-warriors has been striking terror on border peoples for fifty years. But few realise what is about to happen. For these so called 'Huns' now have a new leader. And his name is Attila - 'the Scourge of God'. Thus begins a saga of warfare, lust and power which brought the whole of the Christian world to its knees, and was only ended in blood on the fields of France. It is a story of two men - Attila the Hun and Aetius the Roman. One who wanted to destroy the world, and one who fought one final battle save it...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 240 x 42mm | 662.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752861123
  • 9780752861128
  • 1,777,179

Review quote

'[a] rip-roaring account of the boyhood of Attila the Hun, a tale jam-packed with epic set pieces, bloody battles, a fair bit of history and the requisite lusty interludes... [a] gripping novel' DAILY MAIL 'He [Napier] brings the fifth century back to horrible life and convincingly sets up the major players of the time for the turmoil that will have the world rocking on its axis... Attila's a winner' SUNDAY SPORT '[A] rattling good yarn... Napier tells a great story, complete with smells and sounds, and lots of gore. The battle descriptions are particularly good, and he does smut very nicely. I couldn't put it down.' BIG ISSUE 'a tale jam-packed with epic set pieces, bloody battles, a fair bit of history and the requisite lusty interludes... [a] gripping novel' DAILY MAIL '[A] rattling good yarn... Napier tells a great story ... I couldn't put it down.' BIG ISSUEshow more

About William Napier

This is the first novel of the Attila the Hun trilogy. William Napier lives and works in London.show more

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2 7% (91)
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