On the Edge of Sunrise : Book One of the Long Hair Saga
When love commands, destiny must obey. Against an epic background and torn between duty and passion, Arria Felix, a Roman senator s daughter, must choose between Rome s decadent world and her forbidden love Garic, a Frank barbarian noble. The year is AD 450. The Roman Empire wanes as the Medieval Age awakens. Attila the Hun and his horde conquer their way across Europe into Gaul. Caught between Rome s tottering empire and Attila s threat are the Frankish tribes and their Long-Hair chiefs the only pagans left in Christian Europe and a people history will call the Merovingians. The Emperor Valentinian, determined to gain allies to help stop the Huns, sends a remarkable envoy, a woman, to the Assembly of Warriors in Gaul. Arria, a young widow, longs for a purpose and a challenge. She is well versed in politics and diplomacy as any man but with special skills of her own. Arria will persuade the Franks to stand with Rome against Attila. When barbarian raiders abduct Arria, the Frank blue-eyed warrior, Garic, rescues her. Alarmed by the instant and passionate attraction they feel, Arria is torn between duty and desire. Her arranged betrothal to the ambitious tribune, Drusus, her secret enlistment by Valentinian as a courier to Attila the Hun, and a mysterious riddle threaten their love and propel them into adventure, intrigue, and Attila s camp. Rebels in a falling empire, they must find the strength to defy tradition and possess the love prophesied as their destiny."
- Paperback | 300 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
- 12 May 2015
- Knox Robinson Publishing Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
About Cynthia Ripley Miller
Cynthia Ripley Miller is a first generation Italian-American writer with a love for history, languages and books. She has lived, worked, and travelled in Europe, Africa, North America and the Caribbean. As a girl, she often wondered what it would be like to journey through time (she still does); yet knew it could only be through the imagination and words of writing and stories.