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Anatolia, 260 AD. The city of Edessa, a Roman outpost, is on its last legs after the Persian siege by the troops of Shapur I. Roman Emperor Publius Licinius Valerianus agrees to meet his adversary to negotiate peace. But no negotiations are initiated, no peace sanctioned. The meeting is a trap and Valerianus ends up in enemy hands, along with the commander of his personal guard, Marcus Metellus Aquila, and ten of his most valiant and trusted men. Their destiny is sealed, they will rot away in a mine, forced into slavery in a hell from which there is no escape.

But Metellus - legate of the Second Augusta Legion, hero of the empire - and his men break free and find shelter at an oasis where they meet a mysterious, exiled prince. The Romans become his private militia, agreeing to safeguard the prince's journey to his homeland Sera Maior, the mythical Kingdom of Silk - China. And so they begin an extraordinary and epic journey through the forests of India, the Himalayan mountains, the deserts of central Asia, all the way to heart of China.

In that faraway land, the Romans will have to face inhuman trials and battles of awesome violence. Together they will also come to know an outstanding civilization, a marvelous culture, men both intelligent and tolerant, women who are beautiful and passionate. But everything is at stake: love, life, and the very survival of the world's greatest two empires . . .

In Empire of the Dragons, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, bestselling author of the 'Alexander' trilogy and The Last Legion, shapes history into the very essence of adventure to create a novel that is simply enthralling.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Empire of Dragons
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 1405052007 / 9781405052009 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Empire of Dragons
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 0330438263 / 9780330438261 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Empire of Dragons
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 140508846X / 9781405088466 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

January 2007 : USA Audible edition
Title: Empire of Dragons
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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March 2006 : UK Audio CD
Title: Empire of Dragons
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 1405089725 / 9781405089722 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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2006 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Empire of Dragons (Complete & Unabridged)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 1405603496 / 9781405603492 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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October 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Empire of Dragons
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Publisher: Pan
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