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Roman - The Fall of Britannia (The Roman Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

K. M. Ashman
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Britannia 43AD.

The last unconquered stronghold of the Celts and a land of gold and slaves. A dangerous place of men without fear, led by mystical Druid warriors, yet still to face the might of Rome in the unrelenting expansion of the Empire.

Four Roman legions have assembled in Gaul undertaking final preparations for the invasion of Britannia. Two young men are posted to a training cohort under the sadistic tutorage of a battle scarred veteran, Remus. The training is brutal but eventually the trainees find themselves involved in their first campaign,
The invasion of Britannia.

The legions invade in a frenzy of brutality and aggression, and one of the defending Celtic warriors is forced to flee the battle to embark on a frantic rescue mission the isle of Druids, where a young girl is due to be sacrificed.
Meanwhile a cohort of legionaries under the command of Remus, is tasked with finding the source of the Celtic gold.

The Romans find themselves in strange and unfriendly environment and, as they close in on their quarry, the fates of all four men become intertwined and a long held secret revealed, culminating in a savage and astonishing climax that affects the very future of Britannia..

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    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 5193 KB
    • Print Length: 343 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Silverback Books; 2 edition (15 Feb. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B005ET4ZCQ
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,693 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Kevin Ashman is the author of fifteen novels including the best-selling Roman Chronicles and highly ranked Medieval Sagas.

    Always pushing the boundaries he found further success with the India Sommers Mysteries as well as three other stand-alone projects, Vampire, Savage Eden and the dystopian horror story, The Last Citadel.

    Kevin was born and raised in Wales in the United Kingdom and now writes full time having been signed by a major publishing company. He is married with four grown children and enjoys cycling, swimming and watching rugby as his hobbies.

    Current works include the highly anticipated 'Blood of Kings' series, available from October 2015. Links to all Kevin's books can be found on:


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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars As good as Simon Scarrow for overall plot. 23 Jan. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I really enjoyed this book. The plot worked well and the action was frequent and well done. It was as good as others I have read dealing with this period and better than novels from some authors who are better known.

    However, the reason for 4 stars and not 5 was, as other reviewers have mentioned, the lapses in dialogue and authenticity. To have a 1st century Barbarian King say "It's Okay" was a bit naff. Another instance was when a senior Roman officer told his subordinate that he would hang for his betrayal, not a common means of punishment amongst the Roman legion according to other books I have read on the period. It was this lack of attention to detail that let down a well thought out and otherwise well written novel.
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    32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written 11 Aug. 2011
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    This is a well researched and well written book. I look out for unknown and new authors, largely because they can often surprise you with a cracking story and this is no exception. It is well composed and something I enjoyed reading over the weekend, couldn't put it down in fact. It also sets the seeds of the next book which I am looking forward to.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Enjoyable Read 18 Sept. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    It is always nice to find a new author, especially when they have written a fast paced novel like this one! This is not a period of history I am familiar with and was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the authors knowledge and research.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot recommend it highly enough, if you love reading about military history with a cracking storyline this book is for you. I hope Mr Ashman writes many more such books!
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable story telling 3 Dec. 2011
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    After reading the many reviews as you do i decided it was worth a read, the price didn't hurt either. I now feel i have cheated the author as i would have happily paid more. I can only speak from my own point of view but i have found it an engrossing story, exactly what a fiction book should be really. And i really dont get some of the anal comments about this book, it delivers a fast paced story with good action and i really enjoyed it.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! 10 Oct. 2011
    By als-uk
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This book was incredible. I couldn't put it down. I particularly like the way the you get the views of both the Romans and the native people of Britain. You really get to know the characters well. The book is a joy to read and very easy to pick up and follow from start to finish. I will definitely be reading Kevin Ashman's other books available on kindle!
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    25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A very good novel. 7 Aug. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    A cracking read, I read it in one go in one day as I found it the sort of story that you wanted to know what was over the next page all the time.
    Kevin paints an excellent mental picture in your mind with his descriptions and really knows how to keep the pace up in a book.
    Thoroughly recommended.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 27 Oct. 2011
    By Danny K
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This is the first book I bought for the Kindle and it was well worth the price. As others have mentioned it mixes genuine historical characters with fictional ones. There are 2 stories that run separately and then meet up near to the end resulting in a brilliant ending. I've just purchased another Kevin Ashman book (Savage Eden)as a result of Roman and can't wait to read it.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 6 Nov. 2011
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I had never heard of Kevin Ashman before, nor of any of his books, and only bought 'Romans' out of curiosity (I normally avoid such books). I wish I had known about him earlier. I have to admit that I was gripped from the outset and found myself rushing home after work to get back to the book. Each chapter concludes by taking you to the cliff edge of suspense, requiring you read on to find out what happens next (fine for insomniacs, but not so good for those of us who need our sleep!). It has been a while since I have come across an author who has enthralled me to such an extent. While this is only the first book I have read by Mr Ashman, it places him amongst the top third of fiction writers who manage to capture their reader's imagination and keep it imprisoned throughout. A really good book; easy to read, thoroughly enjoyable and historically interesting. I am looking forward to reading his other books.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent opening book of a series
    Excellent book good plot, well written., would appeal to anyone who enjoys discovering some of the old military history of Britain.
    Published 2 days ago by stanley fink
    4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
    Enjoyable read, though some of the speech and phrasing was too 'modern'.
    Published 12 days ago by nanjar
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Yeah another good Roman story, I have the next in the series already downloaded and ready to read
    Published 1 month ago by M. Aldred
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good read would recommend it.
    Published 1 month ago by mr r ridyard
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    just awesome bring on rest of series
    Published 1 month ago by oxoxus
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Good story on the Rd one
    Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars . . . . now to get the next book in the series.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the pace of this book and find the descriptions colourful.
    The detail and accuracy can be a bit watery, but adds to the story. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by After Celer et Audax
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    Published 6 months ago by S. Steel
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Received on time - good price - good read
    Published 7 months ago by garbagebinfin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written and informative, leaving no one in ...
    Very well written and informative, leaving no one in any doubt about the brutality of the invading forces and the failure of the tribes to drive them out.
    Published 7 months ago by P. J. Holmes
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