A 20,000 word novella detailing the rise of Rufius Tiveri Alexandros, Royal Airfleet Captain of the H.M.A.S Scioparto and close friend and confidant of Primus Imperio Constantine Appius. Check out the brief snippet below!
“I think it is always a good thing to practice. One cannot be too prepared.”
Tuderis gave him a look.
“You say that now, but wait till it is happening at four in the morning.” Alexandros had to consider the validity of his point. He opened his mouth to respond as they turned the corner to the engine room. Tuderis forestalled him.
“You smell that?”
Alexandros took a sniff. Smoke. His eyes widened in alarm.
“Fire! We’ve got to help them!”
The two teenagers rushed forward. Tuderis got there first, grabbing the door handle and yanking it open. A backdraft of heat and fire exploded out into the hallway. Alexandros felt himself tossed around and slammed into a metal bulkhead.
When a scouting expedition goes disastrously wrong, Marius Quinctius Regillus finds himself in a horde of trouble. With the Mongols encircling the grand fortress city of Antioch, Regillus and his men are trapped between a governor’s ambitions and the Mongolian weaponry. With nowhere to turn, can they save the city, or will Antioch Burn?
Discover a new threat to the industrial Imperium of Rome in Antioch Burns, the latest novella in the Steam Empire Chronicles by award-winning author Daniel Ottalini.