Destiny's Shield - Flint, Eric, and Drake, David

The Malwa Empire squats like a toad across 6th-century India, commanded by ruthless men with depraved appetites. The thing from the distant future that commands them is far worse. Count Belisarius, the greatest general of the age, must outwit the evil empire.

Destiny's Shield 2001, Baen Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780671578725

Mass-market paperback

Destiny's Shield 1999, Baen Books

ISBN-13: 9780671578176