Goodreads asked Robert Allen Johnson:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Robert Allen Johnson I spent five years tossing the idea of the MAGNUS series around in my head. During that whole time, I honestly believed someone else would beat me to the punch and write Pompey the Great's fabulous story. As fate would have it, that never happened!

The idea itself came from a desire to see a story set in the late Republican era of Rome that didn't revolve around Julius Caesar. While Pompey is featured in every story from this fascinating time period, he has always been relegated to the role of a side character. His story is much too incredible to pass up, so I ended up writing it myself!

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