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#97 : Soldier of Rome: The Legionary - James Mace


Synopsis & Book Info:
Rome's Vengeance In the year A.D. 9, three Roman Legions under Quintilius Varus were betrayed by the Germanic war chief, Arminius, and destroyed in the forest known as Teutoburger Wald. Six years later Rome is finally ready to unleash Her vengeance on the barbarians. The Emperor Tiberius has sent his adopted son, Germanicus Caesar, into Germania with an army of forty-thousand legionaries. The come not on a mission of conquest, but one of annihilation. With them is a young legionary named Artorius. For him the war is a personal vendetta; a chance to avenge his brother, who was killed in Teutoburger Wald. In Germania Arminius knows the Romans are coming. He realizes that the only way to fight the legions is through deceit, cunning, and plenty of well-placed brute force. In truth he is leery of Germanicus, knowing that he was trained to be a master of war by the Emperor himself. The entire Roman Empire held its collective breath as Germanicus and Arminius faced each other in what would become the most brutal and savage campaign the world had seen in a generation; a campaign that could only end in a holocaust of fire and blood.

Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440100260
Purchase at Amazon


Author Bio:
James Mace has served in the U.S. military since 1993 and has made the Roman Army a life study. He is a full-time soldier with the Idaho Army National Guard and a veteran of the Iraq War. He wrote numerous articles on bodybuilding and physical fitness before turning his attention to historical novels. He lives in Meridian, Idaho.





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My Opinion:
Are you a fan of movies like The Ten Commandments, Cleopatra or Laurence of Arabia? If you answered yes, then you will probably enjoy this book.
For me, it was just like watching a movie on the Roman Empire, though there were many new characters to me, even though they are reality based.
Lots of action and edge-of-your-seat battles, that keep an avid reader interested.
My only gripe is the bland way it was written. The words came together to tell a story, but getting there was long and hard for me. The way the story flowed, I felt at times I had to trudge through it to get to the exciting parts.
With that said, it was a decent read in the end, and I think history lovers will really enjoy it.


3/5


Recommend? To Roman History fans, yes.


~I received a copy from the author for Pump Up Your Book. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. I love the Roman Time period.
    I think this will be a great read to sink my teeth into!

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