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The year is 1071, and following a disaster upon the fields of Manzikert, the Roman Empire finds itself in an existential crisis. The rightful emperor, Romanos IV Diogenes, has been overthrown, and his ambitious military general, Michael Ducas, rules in his stead.
Nobles raise their flags in open rebellion against the state, and foreign powers vie to crush the Empire.
Thus begins the chronicle of Anil, the time traveler, and his partner, the spirit of the sword, to prevent the dissolution of a thousand-year-old empire.
THE PHOENIX REBORN captures the voices the Byzantine Empire and it’s Middle Eastern and Mediterranean neighbors in the late 11th century.