A historical novel set when ancient Rome was under the siege of the barbarian Visigoths, who had arrived from the far north. It is based on a true story: one woman was at the center of it all—intelligent and very beautiful among a thousand other qualities—Placidia, sister of the emperor Honorio, becomes very important for Rome. In the great looting suffered by Rome, this Roman woman is carried off by barbarians, and love develops between Galla Placidia and a barbarian, the brother of the king of the Visigoths. Adventure, love, war—this novel contains them all. This romance became an epic love story; only death could separate the two lovers. When her lover is killed by another barbarian, Galla Placidia—daughter of an emperor, sister of an emperor, and mother of an emperor—is left with the task of continuing the story of Rome.