The Eagle and the Dragon, a Novel of Rome and China
Description : When Senator Aulus Aemilius Galba is tapped to lead the first Roman mission to China, he anticipates an easy path to fame and fortune. Gaius Lucullus, a rising Roman Army officerof the Twelfth Thunderbolt Legion, sees a bright military future, but his reluctant centurion, Antonius Aristides, would rather be somewhere else. Translators Marcia Lucia and her brother Marcus, taken from their Chinese village to serve the Han court, abused and despised, are hiding a horrible secret. A notorious Arab pirate, with a Roman price on his head and crucifixion in his future, shadows the entourage, seeking the wealthy prize of their treasure-laden ships. But Fate has other plans for these unlikely companions, sending them together on a journey that will take them thousands of miles by sea and land across the tapestry of the mysterious worlds of the first century. From the storm-tossed Indian Ocean to the opulent Hanaean court, from the wild grassy steppes north of China to the forbidding peaks of the Pamir Mountains of Bactria, they fight to for their lives, hoping to find the road that will lead them back to Rome.
About : Lewis McIntyre is the author one full length novel, "The Eagle and the Dragon, a Novel of Rome and China," and one short story, "Come, Follow Me, a Story of Pilate and Jesus". Lewis is one of Southern Maryland's newest authors, specializing for now in historical fiction. He lives in La Plata with his wife Karen, who doubles as his editor, literary critic and inspiration. Besides writing and working at Patuxent River, Lewis enjoys biking, running, hunting and amateur radio.
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