About this book
Hardback sales of this epic of empire, heroes, courage and brutal bloody warfare propelled it to no. 4 in the bestseller lists. Augurs well for sales of this paperback edition. 'Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' "Times"
One man is sent to marshal the defences and shore up crumbling walls. A man whose name itself means war: a man called Ballista. Alone, Ballista is called to muster the forces and the courage to stand first and to stand hard against the greatest enemy ever to confront the Imperium.