The Roman Empire is in crisis, with threats coming from all directions. Ballista, Warrior of Rome, must once again embark on an epic journey - one with a secret mission.
Turmoil reigns across the entirety of the imperium. But the most worrying source of danger comes from the savage barbarian tribes, whose raids have become increasingly commonplace. Ballista undertakes his most treacherous journey yet - a covert attempt to turn the barbarians against each other.
Ballista must indeed be wary. For these barbarians are no ordinary tribe - they are the Heruli - the Eaters of Flesh, the Wolves of the North. As Ballista and his company make their journey, someone - or something - is hunting them, picking them off one by one, and hideously mutilating the corpses.
Ballista is in a strange land, among strange people, but is it possible that the greatest threat may come from within his own familia?