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Loved it all of it...great stuff, keep it coming. Enjoyed the archers in the mix
Great story better than the first book. I will say his discription of battle is up there with Simmon Scarrow and Bernard Crowell.
this is a great book, well read with a good pace. now I need to get the next in the series
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Having come to this book a day after finishing Harry Sidebottom's "Lion of the Sun", I could only find this lacking. Firstly it simply didn't have enough grounding in its period, the characters attitudes seem to me too modern for Romans. Second, it doesn't give hardly any details of the various Britons that the legions fight, it doesn't create a world for its characters in the way Cornwell, Iggulden and Sidebottom so masterfully do. Finally, the books biggest flaw is its main character, a bland non-entity who is much too perfect, winning every battle so handily that the story simply becomes boring.
The narrator is excellent. Makes the story come alive. If there is any criticism it is only that the battle scenes can go on a little long. I did feel myself wanting them split up a little more. Loved the end though sets it up for another beauty!!
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