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another great story, and the narrator (new with this book) did a great job bringing the story to life for me. already downloaded the next book!
I bought the first book in this series, Under The Eagle, out of curiosity. I have had a continuing interest in Ancient Rome and I enjoy a good historical novel, so I thought I would give it a chance. I enjoyed it, but not so much that I went out and bought the next book in the series right away. After about 6 months I decided to listen to the next book available in the series (book 3 as book 2 is not available) and thoroughly enjoyed that. The books were getting better, or I was getting more interested in the main characters of the novels, or both.
Book 4 was better yet. Cato keeps growing as a character, Macro provides a good counter-point, the story of the Roman Legions in Great Britain and the fight against the Celtic rebellion led by Caratacus gives the story interest and relevancy.This book, which concerns the effort to train the local Celts as an ally to Rome, has been the best in the series so far and is full of interesting people, political intrigue, great bravery and more than a little pathos. The back story of the novel is, of course, accurate, and the entire book feels more like a history than a novel. Mr Scarrow's writing is wonderful and the narration by Jonathan Keeble is first class. There is a bit too much detail in the battle descriptions for my taste, but I can easily overlook that, given the gripping story itself.
I will buy the next book in the series much earlier than after another 6 month wait.
loved it but It was released a long time after book 11. Why? I enjoy the stories so it makes little difference but now I have the time line messed up
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At last this book is available on Audible UK with the next following soon. A great present from our friendly audiobook supplier!
Macro and Cato are once again thrown into misadventure as they are unwittingly placed into the heart of the Emporer's campaign for Britain both in terms of the military and diplomacy. As ever our chalk and cheese leads approach the situation in their own unique ways with, needless to say, mixed results. It all builds very enjoyably until the final few hours of the book which bring it to a close with a crunching set of action set pieces brimming with fine detail.
I think this is as good as anything else I've read in the series to date.and I'll be lapping up the next one as soon as I can!
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Another great chapter following this pairing of comrades. Very happy to find they'll continue their journey which I'm very much looking forward to mivjbf on to now.
I'm invested in the characters, and they are set in a great sweep of history. I intend to keep going with the series