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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph; First Edition edition (22 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718153324
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718153328
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 342,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Harry Sidebottom is a Fellow of St Benets Hall and lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford - where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.

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Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship (The Times )

A well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account (Times Literary Supplement )

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Dr Harry Sidebottom is a Fellow of St Benet's Hall and lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford - where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 July 2010
Format: Hardcover
Having read a number of Harry's books (well the previous two in this series) before I pretty much knew what to expect. You gat an almost classical education as you read through his work, backed up with charactes that leap from the pages of history to defy the rules and history makers of the day.

Its reasonably paced, the descriptiveness descent and bound together with an outline that does what it says on the tin./ Whilst perhaps not as imaginable as Cornwell or combat based as either Scarrow or Cameron, this author does bring a book to the table that many a reader will enjoy.

Definitely a title to take your time with in order to fully digest what's happening within. Good fun, solid back up and perhaps most importantly a sustainable quality for all of his writing. Whilst you can read this without having read any others in the series I would really recommend against that course of action and suggest that you start at the beginning in order to get the most out of this title.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I was interested to see where Harry was going to take the next book in this series, unlike some of the Roman series out there at the moment I feel that this one has more of a shelf life with Ballista, but between now and the end I really want to see how well Harry writes the character, his friends and all of their lives.

Lion of the Sun lived up to its predecessors and delivered with plenty of punch, there is action aplenty and the characters as usual leap off the page. For me an example of a good book is how quickly it ends, ie how soon I get to the end. I tend to find reasons to delay bad books and find other things to do, and awful books I never ever finish. This took me 2 days cover to cover which for its size is a good sign.

Without giving any plot away I feel we learn a lot more about the Sassanid empire and Shapur in this book, but by the end of the book you can see the end of the series even more so than before...which is fine because I would ask Harry...what's next...all authors have another series just over the horizon. (do you??)

A solid 4 out of 5 from me.
(Parm)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JPS TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Oct. 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the third volume of "Ballista", or Dernhelm, the Romanized general and son of a warlord of the Angles. The action takes place during the "Third Century Crisis" and, in this tome specifically, between Spring 260 and the defeat and capture of Emperor Valens, one of the greatest Roman military disasters during the Empire, and Autumn 261 when the Sassanid invaders had finally been repealed and the rebellion of the usurpers Macrinus and his two sons had been crushed.

The author definitely knows his subject and displays his erudition, as usual, at the risk of annoying some of his readers who might feel lectured, although others seem to enjoy it, at least if some reviews are to be believed. Once again, the originality of the period and hero distinguishes this series from the numerous others that take place during the Roman Empire. Once again, the book is a mix of politico-military intrigues and battles, as Ballista, prisoner of the Sassanids, if freed by them so that he can move on to other things and accomplish what he is historically known for: defeating the Sassanids three times in battle.

While still good, I found this volume not quite as good as the previous one, and even less than "Fire in the East", the first one which, in my view, was the very best. For a long time, I was quite incapable of explaining why I came to such a conclusion, especially since all of the ingredients that make me enjoy the two previous volumes so much still seemed to be on display in this third episode. It is this very word - episode - that made me realize what the main problem was: I was not engaged as much as I had been before.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By amazon customer on 13 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback
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Third in the Warrior of Rome series finds Ballista and familia captured, along with The Emperor Valerian, by the Persians, the fast paced narrative starts immediately with no let up for the next 400 pages. The characterisation's of Ballista and the main protagonist's are explored in greater depth, leaving the reader feeling as though they have known them in a previous life.

As in the authors previous books in this series, his knowledge of the period comes through loud and clear, the historical fact is so expertly interwoven with the narrative that it never hinders the reader, only adds to the feeling of authenticity. As the series develops so does the depth of political intrigue which underpins the violence, giving one a greater impression of how Ballista's adventures fit into the wider picture.

All in all another worthy sequel from Harry Sidebottom which is action packed, with political depth and a strong sense of authenticity, set against the turmoil of the Third-Century Crisis in the eastern Roman Empire. Highly recommended.
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