Flowers Among the Bloody Sand
Rome is the most powerful empire in the world, it has two rules: surrender or die. Those that try to revolt are crushed, it's people slaughtered or enslaved. For hundreds of years many civilizations fall under the hell of Rome, unable to run from its ever growing power.
For young Aiyana, she has been enslaved for almost a decade after her people suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Rome. Threatened to lose her head, it was only by the grace of the Emperor's daughter that is alive. However, Aiyana knows that her life is anything but safe.
Kaiser is a gladiator, a man made to fight for the entertainment for the glory of Rome. The son of a Germanic Chief, all Kaiser is known for his skillfulness in the arena, but is also highly untamable. Wanting nothing more than to break his chains, Kaiser is always looking for a way out.
When he is injured in a fight, Aiyana is sent to tend to his wounds; an unexpected romance blossoming between the two of them. But when an unexpected surprise befalls the young couple, Kaiser knows he must make a life-changing decision that shakes Rome to it's core in order to protect the ones he loves.