Stiger's Tigers : Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer

  • by Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by Steven Brand
  • Series: Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer
  • 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award for Fantasy
The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, an imperial legionary officer, a fighter, and a right proper bastard of a man, Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell. Along the way he must rebuild his new company; gain the respect of the men he leads; survive an assassination attempt; and fight bandits, rebels, and an agent of an evil god.
His companions on this journey of discovery and adventure are one of the few remaining elven rangers and a paladin on a quest for the High Father. The battle to save the empire and the world begins here in the first book of this exciting new series.


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Wonderful New spin on High Fantasy

I picked this up on a whim, Serendipity strikes again! The world is essentially historical Rome, late in the Empire. You are gradually introduced to an elf, then dwarves, then magic (which is very rare in this world)
Roman military tactics and procedures with just a little magic thrown in for spice. The other races and magic are there just enough to change it from being a Roman history story.
The author writes very well, his character creation and dialogue is wonderful (some historical anachronisms, like tobacco, but mostly wonderful and creatively consistent) You get a sense of the entire Roman world and how it influences the characters even though the story focuses on a tiny area and only a few. Expressively and dramatically written.

My only complaint is the speed and the pauses in the reading, but there is always the speed control in the Audible app, so problem solved.

I enjoyed the first one so much that upon finishing I immediately bought the other two, I became so engrossed in the story I was surprised when the second book ended, I paused only to write this review and then I am back into book three.
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- E. Atkinson "xdaedalusx"

Childish writing; monotone performance

This is a mediocre book. The text outline of the plot in the publishers description looks interesting, but the writing is all 'tell, tell, tell' by the author.
"The men now respected the Captain. "
"The men were proud as they marched."
"The men could carry their gear for hours."
"Steiger told the men they did well"
The writing style sounds as if it is the output of an average sixth grader.

The narrator delivers the limited dialog with a single voice, you have no clue which characters are speaking. And the delivery has all the variety of a metronome.

Don't waste a credit unless you are trying to create a complete collection of all the 'really, really bad' Roman Empire derivative fantasy audiobooks on Audible.
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- KittJ "KittJ"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing