An epic work of historical and military fiction. . . a prime work for Roman history lovers. - InD'Tale Magazine Caesar and Brutus. Marius and Sulla. Cicero, Antony, Clodius and Augustus. The century before the current era gave us a host of larger-than-life characters hailing from Rome. Only one was named Great. In the year 90 B.C.E., chaos and unrest erupts across the Italian peninsula. Rome's allies have rebelled and taken up arms against the most powerful military on earth. Leading Rome's legions - and his only son - to the city's defense, an unproven and unloved commander will taste victory and defeat outside the capital's gates. The name Pompey had yet to be praised and revered, but fate would soon alter the course of one man's life. RISING SUN is the first book in Robert Allen Johnson's captivating MAGNUS trilogy. Narrated by the last living son of Gnaeus Pompey, RISING SUN sets the stage for the man historians would later name the Roman Alexander.
After a three-year stint in Southeast Asia, Robert Allen Johnson returned to the States to pursue his dream of writing meaningful, emotional, historically-driven fiction. His first two novels, Rising Sun and Triumphator, were released to rave reviews in 2014. His third novel, Wraith, will be released in late 2015. He lives in Indiana with his wife and two children.