Attila: The Gathering of the Storm
William Napier
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Attila: The Gathering of the Storm
William Napier
St. Martin's Griffin
352 pages
June 2010
rated 3 of 5 possible stars

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The second novel in William Napierís Attila the Hun trilogy, The Gathering of the Storm, though not as intense as the first book still packs a wallop of historical fiction and thrilling depiction of battles and allegiances during this dangerous time.

The year is 441, and the crumbling Roman Empire has settled into a fragile peace with the Vandals and the Visigoths. To the Romans, it appears that harmony between these groups may finally be possible. Little do they know but Attila the Hun has other plans in mind and sees anyone who stands apart from his group as an enemy that must be smitten.

As numerous tribes from the East have settled under the single leadership of Attila, they pose a threat formidable enough to finally wipe the entire Roman Empire off the face of the earth. Attila would like nothing better than to claim the Roman Empire for his own and go down in history as the one responsible for ending its long reign of dominance over the world.

The trouble is that no one is permitted to get close enough to Attila to understand how he thinks or what he has planned. His many years in exile have made him bitter and filled him with an unending ambition to rule the world. Now, he plans to take his numerous armies across the plains of Scythia in an attempt to finish off his Roman adversaries.

William Napier once again takes ancient history and molds it into a sweeping fictional epic that will excite any reader of the genre.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Ray Palen, 2011

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