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Publius Quinctilius Varus, a Roman politician, is summoned by the Emperor, Augustus Caesar. Given three legions and sent to the Roman frontier east of the Rhine, his mission is to subdue the barbarous German tribes where others have failed and to bring their land fully under Rome's control. Arminius, a prince of the Cherusci, is playing a deadly game. He serves in the Roman army, gaining Roman citizenship and an officer's rank, and learning the arts of war and policy as practiced by the Romans. What he learns is essential for the survival of Germany, for he must unite his people against Rome before they become enslaved by the Empire and lose their way of life forever. An epic battle is brewing, and these two men stand on opposite sides of what will forever be known as the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest---a ferocious, bloody clash that will change the course of history.
©2009 Harry Turtledove; (P)2009 Tantor
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By mike Wayshak on 10-30-09

Correcting a misleading review

I loved this story. Based on history and Turtledove's careful inclusion of all the facts that his research can authenticate, Turtledove produces an outstanding, (and exciting) audio book.

Turtledove is simply too good a writer to be hammered by an illiterate critic.

If you like this genre of history (Roman Legion) listen to this great rendition.

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By David on 09-04-10

Great All Around

There was one bad review on this book, but i got it anyway cause it was the genera i was looking for, and i could be happier. Great book if you like Roman historical fiction, and its always more entertaining when it is based off a real event.

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By John on 11-02-11

repetative

the main candidatures walk rather than run nothing smoulders as it should and it repeats,nothing to write home about.

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