Wolves of Rome by Christopher Lee Buckner
Hannibal Barca has conquered Saguntum and is preparing his army to lay siege on Rome.
But an arrogant Roman Senate is dismissive of the barbarian warrior – and refuses to take any steps to protect the city.
A young man, Gaius, has been brought up as part of the Wolves of Rome, one of the most powerful and feared legions of the Empire.
As the threat from Hannibal rises, the Wolves are given orders to prepare for battle.
Meanwhile, back in Rome, Gaius has found out that his childhood sweetheart, and the love of his life, Julia Varro, has been betrothed to Lucius Aemilius Paullus by her father to secure an important political alliance.
Gaius finds himself trapped between his duty – fighting to the death for the Republic – and his heart – fighting to secure Julia’s hand in marriage.
As the war ravages the nation, and Rome faces one crushing defeat after another from Hannibal’s invading barbarian horde ,Gaius stands to lose his love and his life…
Can he help lead the Wolves – and Rome – to victory against Hannibal?
Or does he stand to lose it all in the fight to secure the Empire?
Set during the events of the Second Punic War, circa 218 – 201 BC, ‘Wolves of Rome’ is a sweeping military epic set against the backdrop of one of the ancient world’s greatest conflicts – a war that would see the end of one nation and the rise of a new world super-power that would forever change the course of western civilization.