Three names, three stars
The best book of AD41 without a doubt.
The Siege (Agent of Rome 1) by Nick Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am going back in time by reading this one. I was lucky enough to be sent (the latest as it was at the time) The Black Stone, which was actually number four in the series. I’d seen the name and some of … Continue reading Review: The Siege
False God of Rome by Robert Fabbri My rating: 4 of 5 stars Robert Fabbri seems to be documenting, pretty much minute by minute, the career of Vespasian. Vespasian is a pretty well-known historical character and that is the problem, I guess, with writing about a historical figures - how to keep the excitement up, given that your … Continue reading Review: Vespasian False God of Rome (Vespasian III)
The Sword and the Throne by Henry Venmore-Rowland My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you haven’t read Henry Venmore-Rowland’s previous novel The Last Caesar you really should have. However, it’s not vital, you’ll soon get totally caught up in this wonderful book all on its own. Chances are, if you know anything of ‘The Year of The … Continue reading Review: The Sword and the Throne
The Amber Road by Harry Sidebottom My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was hoping for a bit more action this time out. I kind of got it. This time though, we’re fighting a desperate rear-guard action while the pagan hordes are rampaging through Harry Sidebottom’s Roman history books for the year 264. Northern section. … Continue reading Review: The Amber Road
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The Wolf's Gold by Anthony Riches My rating: 3 of 5 stars No matter how much I enjoy the ‘Empire’ books, I can’t get away from the fact that Anthony Riches’ Editor is still blind. Like the bat. It’s ok, publishing people, I have bought all the books (so far) in the series (twice, actually, … Continue reading Review: The Wolf's Gold
The Leopard Sword by Anthony Riches My rating: 3 of 5 stars Once again, be warned - if you’re looking for Jane Austin set in 183AD, you better go find some Jane Austen, or Phillipa Gregory, or…or… You know, the stuff that is basically ‘Mills and Boon’ masquerading as Historical Fiction. For girls. Chick Hist … Continue reading Review: The Leopard Sword
Roman in the gloaming.