The Pillars of Rome
History and adventure combine to powerful effect.
A cave, two young boys. Appealing to the famed Roman oracle for a glimpse into their future, the Sybil draws an omen of death. As they flee the cave in fear, Aulus and Lucius make an oath of loyalty until death.
Thirty years on, they find themselves on very different sides of a political conflict- perhaps the prophecy of the eagle will come true after all.