This novel, the 4th in the series, continues the saga of the protagonists. They have been represented in various roles and this book has them as barbarians fighting their comrades in the Roman Legions. It presents the history of the time from their point of view, which, although fictional, is interesting. Because Roman history has been documented, books usually draw on what is known. This draws on what might have been and thus gives the reader a different perspective to think about. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Transilvanian continues the story of the Thrice Named Man, a hero of Rome (and the barbarians) in one of the Empire's most "interesting" periods, when Rome's elite struggle for imperial power and the barbarians on the eastern borders grow restless. Fascinating introduction to the Goths and the early Huns, who go on to threaten the Empire for centuries. Beautifully written adventure yarn which Cornwell or Scarrow would be proud of!