The Eagle and the Dragon, a Novel of Rome and China

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17th Century or Earlier,Across Centuries

Lewis F. McIntyre

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Two thousand years ago a hundred Roman ships a year plied the open Indian Ocean, seeking their fortunes in the Indian trade. In 100AD, three continued on to Han China … and the adventure began!


Action, Adventure, Epic, Historical Fiction,,Adventure,Epic,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

When Senator Galba is tapped to lead the first Roman mission to China, he expects and easy path to fame and fortune, but the Fates have other plans for him and his unlikely companions. They must fight for their lives, searching for the road that leads back to Rome.

Senator Galba returns to brief the Senate and Emperor Trajan on his failed mission, funded by the Senate. Galba’s political enemies want the money back, which will bankrupt him. However, Trajan reveals a letter that vindicates Galba’s choice of honor over expediency, redeeming the mission.


Rome, Egypt, the Indian Ocean, China, Central Asia, 2000 years ago.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Aulus Aemilius Galba

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Strong Moral Code,Charming,Confident,Complex,Decisive,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Antonius Aristides

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Complex, Confident, Honorable, Masculine, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Leader,Adventurous,Badass,Complex,Confident,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Marcia Lucia

Age: 22

Gender: Other

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Perseverance, Underdog,Underdog,Charming,Complex,Empathetic,Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Ibrahim bin Yusuf

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Empathetic, Decisive, Unapologetic, Villainous, Criminal, Educated, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Gracious, Secretive, Skillful,Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Complex,Confident,Leader

Development Pitch

When Senator Galba is tapped to lead the first Roman mission to China, he sees an easy path to fame and fortune, but the Fates have other plans in store for him and his unlikely companions. From the storm-tossed Indian Ocean to the opulent Han court of China, from the wild grassy steppes of Mongolia to the forbidding Pamir Mountains guarding Central Asia, they must fight for their lives, searching for the the road that leads back to Rome.

About The Author

Lewis McIntyre graduated from the US Naval Academy, and served twenty years in the Navy as a Naval Aviator, visiting many of the locations in this story. He also did open-source intelligence work for the Army after 9/11, preparing weekly reports that included insights into the culture and history of Central Asia. He lives in La Plata, Maryland with Karen, his wife of four decades, and two cats. When not writing, Lewis enjoys running, biking, hunting and amateur radio

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available




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