Swords of the Legion

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 23, 2011 - Fiction - 408 pages
In Videssos the city, tribune Marcus Scaurus was bored. The legion that had been magically transported to this strange world was far away. But the Emperor's niece Alypia was near -- and willing.
When their secret trysts were betrayed, Emperor Thorisin Gavras was forced to condemn Marcus as a traitor -- but with a promise of freedom and Alypia, if he could reclaim a rebel province from a fanatic usurper, with no military aid. With only centurion Gaius Philippus, Marcus set out to try the seemingly impossible task.
But the fates conspired against them, driving them further westward, into the innermost sanctum of Videssos' great enemy Yezd -- and toward the torture chambers of the evil, deathless wizard-prince Avshar.
But behind them, without orders, the men of the legion were on the march!

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User Review  - JohnFair - LibraryThing

This is the final book in Turtledove's original series taking us to the (literally) magical world of Videssos where the Roman legion commanded by Marcus Scarus had been transported when they had ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

This is the conclusion of the first Legion series. While the author isn't going in the direction I'm sure most readers hoped, that doesn't mean this isn't a good book. I really enjoyed the Legion ... Read full review

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