AD 441: The Roman Empire, though bruised and battered, is far from defeated. Though her coffers are empty, the Visigoths and the Vandals are settling peacefully within her borders, no longer enemies. It is another tribe that will bring down this thousand-year-old colussus: a tribe from far to the East - united under one leader for the first time. For Attila has returned...
In exile, he has wandered for thirty years with his anger and ambition growing day by day. Now he has returned to seize the throne. He will bring together all the Hunnish clans across the vast wilderness of Scythia, and hammer them into a single mightly army. Only then will he finally turn to face the tottering Roman Empire.
St. Martin's Griffin
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