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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable and exciting read
This a well researched book with a lot off action through out the book. It involves 2 main characters, 1 is centurian who has been in the army for a while and the other is young lad who has just been made optio (his assistant) to the annoance of his fellow soliders and is a bit wet behind the ears. The book is based around the build up to and roman invasion off britain...
Published on March 24 2011 by Ben Nicholson

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice brisk read, compares favorably with Cornwell
If you like military fiction in any age, and prefer that it moves quickly, has bloody action and a little conspiracy and intrigue on the side, then Simon Scarrow writes for you. Not profound in any sense, but if you want entertainment that's reasonably intelligent, this book makes the grade. A rookie aristocrat Roman gets started a rank above what he should be, but turns...
Published on Oct. 13 2011 by Rodge


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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice brisk read, compares favorably with Cornwell, Oct. 13 2011
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Rodge (Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
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If you like military fiction in any age, and prefer that it moves quickly, has bloody action and a little conspiracy and intrigue on the side, then Simon Scarrow writes for you. Not profound in any sense, but if you want entertainment that's reasonably intelligent, this book makes the grade. A rookie aristocrat Roman gets started a rank above what he should be, but turns out, unsurprisingly, to be quite skilled and bullet-proof. He gets into trouble wandering in Britain looking for money. Historic Roman figures like Vespasian and Vitellius play a significant role in this story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable and exciting read, March 24 2011
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Ben Nicholson "Benkernow" (Cornwall, UK) - See all my reviews
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This a well researched book with a lot off action through out the book. It involves 2 main characters, 1 is centurian who has been in the army for a while and the other is young lad who has just been made optio (his assistant) to the annoance of his fellow soliders and is a bit wet behind the ears. The book is based around the build up to and roman invasion off britain itself. It involves fictional characters like the 2 main characters as well as some real life characters which are mainly the leaders. Simon Scarrow brings the characters to life and makes them relistic as well as making the book a very enjoyable and exciting read. I found this a good bed time read, as in the chapters are a nice length to just pick up and put down at anytime. Not that I really wanted to put it down because I really enjoyed it and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent historical fiction!, Oct. 15 2010
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Lets just say the first few pages hooked me, and I wound up buying ALL of the sequels within the week. Best historical fiction writer that I have read since Steven Pressfield!
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