VGC.Orion,2005.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nicks and light shelf wear on the edges of the cover) with Dj(some creases,scratches and nicks on the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with a b/w map.Nice and clean pages but with a glue mark inside the edges of the last blank page of the book and back cover,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear inside the edges of the Dj cover.459pp including Author's note:Dates, names of places and people,a short history of the roman empire from 933 auc to the present, the Novian Dynasty family tree.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Imagine the Roman Empire is still flourishing today.In 2756 AC (2004 AD in Christian terms), magnetic railways span Roman territory from Persia to Terranova, and mechanised crucifixes are ranked along the banks of the Thames. As volume one of ROMANITAS opens, Marcus Novius Faustus Leo, heir apparent to the Imperial throne, is mourning the death of his parents following a tragic accident. However, as information about the last days of his father's life becomes known to him, Marcus realises that his father's death was no accident and that his own life is in danger. Meanwhile, an escaped slave girl called Una, who possesses the power to look inside others' minds, struggles to save her brother, Sulien, from a London prison ship. In a fortune teller's stall in a Gallic flea-market, Marcus, Una and Sulien's paths cross, and the fate of the Empire rests on their shoulders.ROMANITAS takes you into an amazing world which is recognisably contemporary and yet also far removed from our own.