Action! Adventures! Elves! A Roman empire look-alike! Sorcery and arson! All driven by the burning question: do elves have souls?
Marcus Valerian is sent as part of a mission to the kingdom of the elves. Nominally, this is to conclude the peace of a war that has not been fought in decades. In actuality, it is to determine whether elves have souls. A judgment of immense political significance as well as theological. Hence the adventures.