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A true warrior fights without mercy…

A dramatic and gripping exclusive e-short story set in Roman Britain that brings the bitter rivalry between Constans, son of Emperor Constantine III, and Lord Vortigern vividly to life. The perfect read for fans of James Wilde and Michael Arnold.

Constans travels to Vienna to relieve his father’s troops, accompanied by the Cymru king, Vortigern, who cannot decide of the boy should live or die in order to facilitate Vortigern’s rise to prominence. An ambush attack at a dangerous river crossing forces Constans to devise a courageous plan and fate to play its hand…

What readers are saying about M.K. Hume’s novels:

Well drawn characters with the right balance of plot and action. A great addition to historical fiction

‘M.K. Hume is one of my favourite authorsa fantastic series

‘M.K. Hume brings not only her characters to life but also the sights and sounds of battle


Hume brings the bloody, violent, conniving world vividly to life...will appeal to those who thrill to Game of Thrones and other tales of intersecting, ever-warring, noble lineages
Kirkus Review
Hume deftly navigates the Arthurian legends, populating them with likable and despicable characters, and casting them in a fully realized historical setting
Publishers Weekly
Historical fiction of the most bloodthirsty and roistering kind
Australian Bookseller & Publishers Magazine
Exciting, violent and bloody... Up there with Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell