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Enjoyed the story, which is complete with action, adventure, and mystery. Very compelling plot and I did not want to stop listening. The historical context was vivid and I felt like I was there. Recommended!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Adrian Goldsworthy is not someone who would write drivel about roman Britain so I thought I’d be in safe hands. To find the spark for the novel was the party invite from the Vindolanda tablets made me way more excited than it probably should but it worked so well. Peter Noble is to be praised for not mangling the Latin terms as so many narrators do. All those blokes churning out Roman military boys own stories should be force fed this book to see how it’s done.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Excellent characters and story line.. would recommend this book to anyone who loves history and the Roman period...
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
While an excellent Roman historical novel it lacks the historical background about the early parts of Emperor Trajan's reign; this only becomes evident in the last chapter. Goldsworthy is an excellent historian, but needs some polishing as a historical novelist. The reader can come confused with the number of characters, especially on the Roman side. He could learn from Scarrow and Kane in putting together a novel.