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On The Edge Of Sunrise by Cynthia Ripley Miller

On The Edge Of Sunrise

by Cynthia Ripley Miller

306 pages
AD 450. Attila the Hun conquers his way across Europe and threatens the Roman Empire. Torn between duty and passion, Arria Felix, a Roman senator's daughter, must choose between her duty to Rome or her forbidden love-Garic, a barbarian noble, as they fight together to save the empire and stop Attila.

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About the Book
When love commands, destiny must obey. The year is AD 450. The Roman Empire wanes as the Medieval Age awakens. Attila the Hun and his horde conquer their way across Europe into Gaul. Caught between Rome’s tottering empire and Attila’s threat are the Frankish tribes and their ‘Long-Hair’ chiefs, northern pagans in a Roman Christian world, and a people history will call the Merovingians.

A young widow, Arria longs for a purpose and a challenge. She is as well versed in politics and diplomacy as any man … but with special skills of her own. Emperor Valentinian, determined to gain allies to help stop the Huns, sends a remarkable envoy, a woman, to the Assembly of Warriors in Gaul. Arria will persuade the Franks to stand with Rome against Attila.

When barbarian raiders abduct Arria, the Frank blue-eyed warrior, Garic, rescues her. Alarmed by her instant and passionate attraction, Arria is torn between duty and desire. Her arranged betrothal to the ambitious tribune, Drusus, her secret enlistment by Valentinian as a courier to Attila the Hun, and a mysterious riddle—threaten their love and propel them into adventure, intrigue, and Attila’s camp. Rebels in a falling empire, Arria and Garic must find the strength to defy tradition and possess the love prophesied as their destiny.


On the Edge of Sunrise is a compelling epic, sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction. Forbidden love, a turbulent time period, and world-changing events combine to produce a real page-turner.
- India Edghill, author of Queenmaker, Wisdom’s Daughter, and Delilah.
On the Edge of Sunrise is a passionate and intriguing take on the often overlooked clash of three brutal and powerful empires: the Romans, Franks, and Huns. A Compelling read!
- Stephanie Thornton, author of The Secret History and The Tiger Queens
From cover to cover a gripping read – in all senses of the word! Grips your interest and imagination, your held breath and your pounding heart! A thumping good novel!
- Helen Hollick USA Today bestselling author of The Sea Witch Voyages


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About the Author
Cynthia Ripley Miller Cynthia Ripley Miller is a first generation Italian-American writer with a love for history, languages and books. She has lived, worked, and traveled in Europe, Africa, North America and the Caribbean. She holds two degrees, has taught history and teaches English. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Summer Tapestry, at Orchard Press and The Scriptor. A Ring of Honor-Circle of Books Award winner and Chanticleer International Chatelaine Award finalist for her novel, On the Edge of Sunrise, she has reviewed for UNRV Roman History, and blogs at Historical Happenings and Oddities: A Distant Focus and on her website, Cynthia lives with her family, her cat, Romulus, and Jessie, a German Shepherd, in a suburb of Chicago. On the Edge of Sunrise and The Quest for the Crown of Thorns are the first two novels in her Long-Hair Saga series set in Late Ancient Rome and France. Also connect with Cynthia on: Twitter:@CRipleyMiller Facebook:



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