Pirate ships strike terror in the hearts of those who brave the seas of the Roman Empire.
AD 25. When young Telemachus gets the chance to join the crew of the merchant ship Selene, he's delighted to escape the rough streets of Piraeus. Even past hardship has not prepared him for the terror on board when a pirate ship appears on the horizon…The fight is bloody, but the result is never in doubt. Then the victorious pirate chief, Bulla, offers the beaten men a cruel choice: join us, or die. After surviving a brutal initiation rite, Telemachus impresses his new captain with his resourcefulness and strength, and swiftly rises through the ranks. Could Telemachus be the man to lead the pirate brotherhood and challenge Rome?