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In an alternate Earth, the Roman Empire soldiers on as the modern day megapower. The Cold War saw the collapse of Rome's last major threats, the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, allowing for the Romans- for the first time in centuries- to rule the world unopposed.
However, while the world has by and large benefitted from this new era of the Pax Romana, it is not all roses. Democratic values, in sharp decline since World War II, are now threatening to fade into oblivion as more countries embrace the Roman style of government, a claimed "hybrid" of democracy and monarchy called "the hero king".
This has meant the marginalized are thrown further and further into the periphery. With their governments failing them, the people must to turn to other means to get what they need, with devastating implications for the entire world.
The Virus tells their stories. To read them, read The Virus collection of Vicendum eBooks, available at Payhip.