Matthew Jordan Storm

The Legend of Africanus Trilogy

"STORM'S OBVIOUS PASSION FOR ANCIENT ROME HAS MADE HIM A MUST-READ AUTHOR FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GREAT STORY TO PULL THEM IN AND NOT LET GO."- CLARION FORWARD REVIEWS (FIVE STAR REVIEW)

"A GRAND CONCLUSION TO AN EPIC TRILOGY ABOUT A GENERAL WHO SEEMED INCAPABLE OF FIGHTING FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN THE ULTIMATE GLORY OF ROME."  - KIRKUS REVIEW OF BOOKS

FROM AFRICANUS is the first novel in the Legend of Africanus series. In From Africanus, the upstart Caesar, Justinian I, fights to defend his throne as the Nika Riots erupts in Constantinople, plunging the Empire into chaos. Justinian turns to his General Belisarius to pull Rome back from the precipice, and to prevent the darkness that has already engulfed the West from sweeping away the Eastern Empire.

FROM AFRICANUS

AVENGING AFRICANUS

IMMORTAL AFRICANUS

THE TRILOGY

For centuries children of the West have been taught that sometime in the 5th century Rome "fell" and with it, the world fell into the Dark Ages. This is only partially true. The Western Roman Empire did fade but in the East, in the old city of Byzantium on the Bosporus, the Romans would survive for a thousand years longer. 
 
Half a century after the Western Roman Empire was toppled by the Goth warlord Odoacer, a new Caesar ascends to the throne in Byzantium. This man, the Emperor Justinian, refuses to accept that Rome's best days have passed. With the help of his extraordinary young General Belisarius, Justinian will attempt the impossible - to expel the barbarians from Rome's Lost Lands and to restore the Empire to its former glory. Join them on their adventure in the LEGEND OF AFRICANUS trilogy, available on amazon.com

In AVENGING AFRICANUS, the sequel to FROM AFRICANUS, General Belisarius leads Valentinian and the Roman Army on a perilous journey to Africa in order to punish the Vandals for the Sack of Rome a century before. The journey is perilous - many prior expeditions against the Vandals had been tried and failed. If they fail there will be no rescue. If they prevail, the Emperor Justinian's plan for restoring the Western Empire will be within reach.

IMMORTAL AFRICANUS is the third (and final) novel in the Legend of Africanus series. In Immortal Africanus, Caesar sends General Belisarius, Valentinian, Procopius and a small army of Roman Knights to Italy to reclaim the City of Rome for the Empire. But the Goth King and his hundred thousand man horde will do whatever they can to crush the Emperor Justinian's dreams of restoring the Western Empire.

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Author of Historical Fiction Set In Late Antiquity