The Silk and The Sword
by Ron Singerton
Rome, 71 B.C.E, Young Tacitus, torn from the girl he loves and accused of defiling his late mother’s temple, is dragooned into the Roman army by his father Gaius, a bitter and unbending Centurion. With his father and seven legions, he joins General Marcus Crassus in an ill-fated attack on the sprawling Parthian Empire. His fate is sealed.