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The Centurion Chronicles Book Three Caesar's Shield [Kindle Edition]

J.M. Garlock
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After being treated by surgeons the Centurion recuperates at Caesar's country villa.Caesar is told that mysterous footprints have been seen in the garden. Speculatores? Perhaps but why? The surgeons insist the Centurion will make a full recovery. Quintus is dismayed. Half of the Centurion's right hand little finger has been amputated. Quintus reveals the cause of his animosity toward the Centurion to Caesar who defends him & his decision to let him recuperate at his villa. Caesar tasks the Centurion with seeing if the Summus Poeninus, the pass that conncts Cisalpine Gaul with Transalpine Gaul can be negotiated by an army. Servius Galba is already in Gaul with the 12th Legion to ensure supply routes are kept open. The Centurion & his century are to rejoin the 10th Legion & report to Tribune Gaius Volusenus who in turn will report to Caesar on Galba's leadership abilities. His recuperation complete, Caesar presents the Centurion with a special, copper-backed shield, Caesar's shield. Caesar admits to Quintus that giving Galba command of the 12th Legion was a mistake. Members of Caesar's household guard eventually leave the Centurion alone. He is attacked by bandits who are killed by speculatores. The Centurion wonders why they are protecting him.The Centurion arrives at the 10th Legion's winter camp & receives orders to join Galba in the territory of the Nantuati. They climb over the Summus Poeninus in a snowstorm. As they approack Galba's camp the Centurion & his century are attacked by Gallic cavalry & run for their lives. The Centurion confirms the pass can be negotiated by an army. The 12th Legion attacks Tarnaiae, chief town of the Nantuati. There is a ferocious battle. Afterwards the Centurion is tasked with finding & destroying remnants of enemy cavalry. There is a battle in a canyon. Scout Lutatius Livia of the 10th Legion & speculatores join the battle. Caesar plans the conquest of Atlantic Gaul. Galba divides his force & marches to Octodorus, occupies it but boxes his men in at the far end. The Centurion & his century are on the palisade when Seduni & Nantuati infantry attack at dawn. In danger of being overrun the Romans burst out of their fort & charge the enemy who is caught in a crossfire & defeated. Octodorus is burned to the ground. The Centurion arrives in the land of the Allobroges where the Romans erect a fortified camp. Caesar learns that Tribunes have been taken hostage by hostile Gauls. He orders General Crassus to build a fleet of 30 warships to conquer the Veneti. The Centurion rejoins the 10th Legion. Pilaimen, leader of the Veneti prepares to make war with Caesar & tortures the Tribunes to get information. Different legions attack Gallic tribes isolating the Veneti. There is a battle in Morhiban Bay. The Centurion finds the 2 dead Tribunes in Dariotoritum which is razed. The Centurion is assigned to General Crassus who commands 12 cohorts from the 9th & 12th Legions in Aquatania. Lutatius Livia joins them. They protect the baggage train when it is attacked by Sontiates infantry. Then they lay seige to Scitium, main town of the Sontiates. Some SOntiates try & escape at night but are killed.Numerous Gallic tribes threaten badly outnumbered Romans & cut their supply lines. The Centurion & his centur attack the enemy camp from its unprotected rear & rout the Gauls. While looting far from camp the Centurion meets a speculatore who tells him by they have been protecting him. The Centurion finally has his answer.Caesar defeats the remaining Gallic tribes. The Centurion is given 2 weeks leave & returns to Rome where he meets his 2-year-old nephew for the first time.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Sep 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear Insight 24 July 2014
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Third book in series and it was brilliant well researched and gave a look at Ceasars mind .zlook forwaed to the next one.
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A bit long winded
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok but a little repetitive. 16 Aug 2014
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I can't read the words "you have your orders!" One more time. Sometimes it feels like every paragraph ends that way.

The author is not the most knowledgable person about the time frame. And he has a major hard on for the speculatores. He gives them a much larger role then they need, and references them for no reason.
If you are just starting to read about Ancient Rome there are much better books out there. YOU HAVE YOUR ORDERS!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story of The Roman Legions 12 Aug 2014
By Joe Corso - Published on Amazon.com
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I love books written about the Roman Legions. J.M Garlock has written an excellent book concerning the trials and tribulations of one Centurian Baculus. I found a lot of grammatical errors and typos, but I judge the story and not the amount of typos the book has in it. This was an excellent story and one which I recommend highly. Read it. You won't be disappointed
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 9 Aug 2014
By James Schwartz - Published on Amazon.com
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J.M.Garlock brings an excellent narrative story to read. History and creative imagination combine to draw the read on, anxious to discover the next page of the story.
5.0 out of 5 stars this Author has done a wonderful job, you won"t be disappointed 7 Sep 2014
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Again, this Author has done a wonderful job, you won"t be disappointed! R. D. Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 23 Oct 2014
By Robert D Freel - Published on Amazon.com
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I have enjoyed this book very much, I look forward to reading more in this series
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