Since the Roman legion had been mysteriously transported to a world of magic, tribune Marcus Scaurus had served the rulers of war-torn Videssos well. He had ousted the Pretender and put Thorisin Gavras on the throne. That made him a hero.
But in Rome or Videssos, Fortune was a fickle goddess.
Now he and the legion were returning in triumph to the city of Videssos after defeating a powerful army of rebel mercenaries. But Marcus, betrayed by the one closest to him, was seized, dragged before the Emperor and questioned under the truth drug like a traitor.
In court, only Alypia Gavra stuck by him - but consorting with the Emperor's niece was dangerous. It could lead to exile - or death!
Yet Alypia was beautiful. And Marcus was lonely...