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The Evening of the World

(1999)
(The first book in the Dark Ages series)
A novel by

 
THE EVENING OF THE WORLD is set in the period of the barbarian invasions. Its hero is a young Roman nobleman named Marcus. He undergoes extraordinary experiences as he searches for meaning and stability in a twilight world where the old gods are dead or dying, but their mysteries still attract, and the new religion is threatened by new barbarisms. Marcus's journeys take him over the empire, from Italy to Greece and Byzantium, to the camp of Alaric the Goth and the wastes of the northern forests, from a Christian monastery to the horde of Attila the Hun. His is a world where everything is possible and nothing solid, a world that is full of danger and mystery, of love and terror, of simple faith and abstruse philosophy, of cruelty, strange perversions, treachery and undaunted courage.

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Hardback Editions

January 1999 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Evening of the World: A Novel (The matter of eternal Rome)
Author(s): Allan Massie
ISBN: 0-297-81697-7 / 978-0-297-81697-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

June 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Evening of the World: A Novel of the Dark Ages (Matter of Eternal Rome)
Author(s): Allan Massie
ISBN: 0-7538-1310-6 / 978-0-7538-1310-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Evening of the World
Author(s): Allan Massie
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Evening of the World: A Novel of the Dark Ages
Author(s): Allan Massie
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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