Review: Vindolanda – Adrian Goldsworthy

My version: Hardback Genre: Historical Fiction Romans, Roman Britain Publisher: Head of Zeus First published: 2017 Bought, signed AD98. Vindolanda, a fort on the edge of the Roman world. The bustling army base at Vindolanda, lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In just over 20 years time, the Emperor Hadrian will build … Continue reading Review: Vindolanda – Adrian Goldsworthy

Review: Iron & Rust – Harry Sidebottom

3 of 5 stars Series: The Throne of the Caesars 1 My version: Hardback Historical Fiction Rome, the Romans Harper Collins 2014 Bought, signed first edition In a single year, six Emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesars. Spring AD235. Dawn on the Rhine. A surprise attack and the brutal murder of the Emperor Alexander and … Continue reading Review: Iron & Rust – Harry Sidebottom

Then this happened…

Clearly too tough to be contained by a puny padded envelope, yesterday, Agent of Rome: The Black Stone by Nick Brown landed in a welter of blood and corpses on my doormat. OK, Parcel Postie knocked politely on the door and gave it to me. But once inside the house, the book fought its way out … Continue reading Then this happened…

Review: The Silver Eagle

The Silver Eagle by Ben Kane My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is an excellent read. At least on a par with Harry Sidebottom's 'Warrior of Rome' books. The Silver Eagle, is number two in Ben Kane's Forgotten Legion series.The Forgotten Legion are one of the Roman Legions defeated after the battle of Carrhae. They are … Continue reading Review: The Silver Eagle

Review: Warrior of Rome: Lion of the Sun

Warrior of Rome: Lion of the Sun by Harry Sidebottom My rating: 4 of 5 stars Now this was an excellent book. Like the first two in the 'Warrior of Rome' series; 'Fire In the East' and 'King Of Kings'; 'Lion of the Sun' again follows our Roman soldier hero Ballista (actually from the north of Europe), who … Continue reading Review: Warrior of Rome: Lion of the Sun