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The Roman Saga

The idea of this book is based on real historic events as well as a number of David Harris and H. Dubs’ studies,  who found out that there was the city of Lijiang built in the I century BC in the province of Guangxi, which corresponds to the Chinese name of Rome. The same name is found in the list of cities dated 5 AD.  The city was supposedly built by the Roman legionnaires, who came to China after the Crassus’ army defeat in 53 BC.
Plutarch's biography of Crassus also says about prisoners-legionnaires, and Plutarch writes the Parthians sent them to the city of Margiana or Merv. The next place they arrived to from Merv were Xiongnu steppes, who lived on the territory of modern Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. There legionaries took part in the construction of Xiongnu  capital on the Talas River, 15 km from the modern town of Jambul. In 36 BC this city was destroyed by the Chinese General Tan, and the Romans turned out to be in captivity in China.
Those people are mentioned History of the early Han by Chinese historian Ban. In 1989, Guan Yiquan, a Professor of the historic faculty of the Institute for Nationalities, Lanzhou, introduced new maps with another four cities built by Lijiang’s residents. According to his toponymic research, the city of Lijiang was later renamed Tszelu, which means "the prisoners captured during the assault on the city."
The fate of the hero is incredibly intertwined with the outstanding personalities’ lives in the second part of the I-st century BC. The real historic events and facts from the life of different nations of that time are fascinatingly interwoven into the storyline. Fighting and face-off on the battlefield are replaced by more dangerous intrigues and conspiracies in the courts of Parthia, the Hun, China and India’s rulers, where a friend can often turn into an enemy, and the real enemy’s face is never seen. In such circumstances, the protagonist is constantly forced to choose between honesty and betrayal, justice and humiliation, life and death. However, he thinks that friendship and loyalty are the most important things in the world. He is ready to sacrifice his life to save his friends and comrades and always remains true to himself and his principles even when exposed to mortal danger. The most beautiful and greatest feeling on earth constantly accompanies him on this difficult path – it’s love. Love to weapons helps to bring his skills to perfection, doing him almost invincible in battle; love for the native city makes him fight for life and strive to return to Rome; and love for a woman is the guiding light, which helps him go through terrible trials and eventually find true happiness.