Hippolyta was a great Queen and a much-feared warrior, enslaving men to serve her and her army of Amazon women, and leading the army against anyone who threatened to disrupt her realm in the true traditions of her ancestors whose exploits had become legendary. Respected and feared by all, she was furious to hear that a large detachment of Attila the Hun’s army was looting and pillaging her villages.
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As she set about tracking down the evil Hun, she was startled to come across a small village with bodies of Hun warriors scattered everywhere. Enquiring whose army had so successfully defended the village, she could hardly believe that just one man had managed to defeat so many, but Taras was no ordinary man. To enslave him, as she would have done with any other man, was not an option: this barbarian warrior would fight to the death before being enslaved, and yet he seemed happy to serve her in her battles against the Hun. Her other Amazon commanders were suspicious, but perhaps for Hippolyta it would be a turning point in her life. There was something very special about Taras.