Darius is dead, most of the once proud Persian Empire has been subdued, and the mighty Alexander has a choice to make. He desperately wants to go to the ends of the world and beyond: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!
But does he go east or north?
To the east is the balance of Darius’ old empire. But what lies north? Rumor has it that there is an empire beyond belief and imagination. To the east, Darius old satraps are falling all over themselves trying to be the first to submit, in hopes of retaining their positions. But to the north? Ah, that would be an adventure.
Alexander travels north, beyond the known world. One late summers day, a breathless scout comes racing back on an exhausted horse. “The enemy is here. ‘tis a force like no other. Lord, we are outnumbered (not to mention outpointed).”
“You forget one thing Dimnus, among all their numerous forces, there is not one man called Dimnus.”