The seige of Veii has lasted eight long years. years in which the political situation in Rome has grown more hostile and the enemies of Rome have continued to harass their armies. As disaster after disaster befalls Rome they turn to Marcus to destroy the City of Veii and restore glory to their armies.
Fighting wars against neighbouring cities Marcus must find a way to defeat the impregnable walls of Veii and bring glory to his name. In this third book of the Dictator of Rome series Marcus fights political and military enemies and finds that success comes at a cost.