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This is a prequel to the Chronicles series, so I don't know why it is referred to as book 4 of that series, which it clearly is not as far as I am concerned. Rather it stands on its own.
It is a good story, and I liked the ending.
I'm not all that happy the the prequel was written/published while Stiger is in some sort of time warp chasing an evil, dark minion.
However, seeing as how it was, where is part 2? Is Edelheit going all Weber/Ringo-ish on us i .e. That is starting multiple story lines/arcs at the same time rather than finishing one before starting another? Minus 2 stars for pulling that sorry stunt.
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these are great books if you are into roman legions. love the reader, he is amazing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I am one of the few who have very much enjoyed this series. It is a niche with its rare mix of gritty historical style fiction based on the Roman legions and classic fantasy. This takes us back in time to the start of Stiger's military career. It focuses very much on that side of it with much of the fantasy pared back to almost nothing. Given the relative scarcity of magic and mystical races in this world that is perfectly reasonable and consistent with Stiger's knowledge of them in the previous books.
We are given some great background to Stiger's development as an army officer and how his attitudes changed over time. It's a very enjoyable story which passed by in what seemed like a very small amount of time. The battle scenes are once again very well described.
In all an interesting diversion and I'd be happy to read more of this back story . . . though not at the expense of seeing the main storyline resume!
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Where does Stiger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This series ranks amongst my favourites. Easy and uncomplicated to listen to while working or driving - can switch attention to something else without loosing track of whats who if you know what I mean.Found this series to be well written and thoroughly entertaining
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Steven brands voice well suits this genre. I am so sick of trying to listen to someone who sounds posh or camp telling me of the hardships of raw battle and bloody showdowns. Steven puts his emphasis in the right place, doesnt overact and doesnt sound like he's straight out of some snobby boarding school. Love the slight husk in his voice to. Have gone on to purchase further in this genre with steven reading
I was a bit worried that the story would be a bit moot and possibly rushed, and I could not have been more wrong! I listened to it in almost a single go start to finish and only stopped to go to work.
It's a refreshing change of pace to really see how stiger became the man he is later on (or early) in the series - cannot wait for the next book!
I'm excited to see how things really turn out and get some good solid back story to the things mentioned or hinted at throughout the first 3 books.