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Wolves of Rome [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Lee Buckner
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Book Description

218 BC.

Hannibal Barca has conquered Saguntum and is preparing his army to lay siege on Rome.

But an arrogant Roman Senate is dismissive of the barbarian warrior - and refuses to take any steps to protect the city.

A young man, Gaius, has been brought up as part of the Wolves of Rome, one of the most powerful and feared legions of the Empire.

As the threat from Hannibal rises, the Wolves are given orders to prepare for battle.

Meanwhile, back in Rome, Gaius has found out that his childhood sweetheart, and the love of his life, Julia Varro, has been betrothed to Lucius Aemilius Paullus by her father to secure an important political alliance.

Gaius finds himself trapped between his duty - fighting to the death for the Republic - and his heart - fighting to secure Julia’s hand in marriage.

As the war ravages the nation, and Rome faces one crushing defeat after another from Hannibal’s invading barbarian horde ,Gaius stands to lose his love and his life…

Can he help lead the Wolves - and Rome - to victory against Hannibal?

Or does he stand to lose it all in the fight to secure the Empire?

Set during the events of the Second Punic War, circa 218 – 201 BC, ‘Wolves of Rome’ is a sweeping military epic set against the backdrop of one of the ancient world’s greatest conflicts – a war that would see the end of one nation and the rise of a new world super-power that would forever change the course of western civilization.

'Wolves of Rome combines epic story-telling with convincing historical detail' - Richard Foreman, best-selling author of 'Sword of Rome'.

'Historical adventure fiction at its very best' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'The Dante Conspiracy'.

Christopher Lee Buckner worked as a video game journalist and designer before beginning his career as a writer. He lives in California with his wife and newborn baby girl. He is the author of the Conquest of Heroes series, Empire America and Wolves of Rome.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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About the Author

Christopher is a native of California. His primary writing background comes from working in the video game industry where he has worked as a writer, designer and creative director for a number of studios. He has also worked for various online outfits as a video game journalist.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2181 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (3 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,224 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining Read 26 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
'Wolves of Rome' is a must read for anybody who would like to learn more about the lives and loves of the ancient Romans. The descriptive passages in this novel certainly provided a real life picture of what it must have been like to live in Rome during the times of the Punic Wars. So much so, that at times I felt as though I was walking alongside the soldiers as they crossed the mountains to face their enemies and an unknown fate.

It is an Epic saga of both bravery and honour and is enriched even more so by the lavish historical references to what has been considered one of the most brutal periods of ancient Rome.The distinctive style in which the author wrote this novel, managed to create a very visual dimension, that was almost tangible.

I also liked the way the author was able to sensitively weave in and around the challenges of the personal journey of Gaius, who was torn between his duty to his country and his ongoing love for Julia, his childhood sweetheart. The Author's knowledge of the everyday lives of the people living during this time was quite extensive and well observed.Even though I am not really a 'history buff' and don't know too much about this period, I still felt enthralled by this novel and would recommend it as a good entertaining read
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wolves of Rome 29 Jan. 2014
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This book follows Gaius who is made to leave his home at a young age to join The Wolves of Rome - a legion of warriors, known for their strength and skill, who are called upon to fight whenever Rome needs extra protection. Meanwhile Hannibal Barca is building an army ready to lay siege on Rome - a threat which the Senators are not taking seriously. Gaius finds himself caught up in a deadly battle to save the Empire from the outside threat.

There is also a touching love story running throughout the book. Gaius had to leave his childhood friend Julia behind when he left to train with Wolves, and when he returns ten years later romantic feelings between them have blossomed. However, she is already betrothed to another so he must fight for the hand of the one he loves...

I found Wolves of Rome very entertaining. Some of the battle scenes were perhaps slightly too long/ descriptive for me but generally I was hooked on the storyline.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 16 Feb. 2014
By peter
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thoroughly enjoyed this book.loads of action and a bit of romance.I am now looking to see if the author has written anymore books
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book 12 Feb. 2014
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Very good book reminds me of Con Iggulden, No higher praise could i give it, my first book by this author wont be the last.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book 18 Feb. 2014
By Richard
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Great book really get into it edge of seat stuff, it's like being in the roman legion that your reading about
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping Tale. 16 Mar. 2014
By Ewart
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Well written and very tense
Gave a good account of the dangers Rome faced against Hanibal's hoardes.It has it all Love,Envy Hate
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I really enjoyed reading this book as it is a very good story with extremely good detail of the Roman Armies and their time in battles (though I cannot comment on how accurate the facts are historically)

It follows the life of Gaius as he goes from childhood through the ranks of the Roman Army trying to defeat Romans biggest enemy Hannibal.. I enjoyed becoming part of Gaius life for the duration of the book.

At times I felt this book was hard work to read and was glad to eventually finish it, as it wasn't an easy read. Though I think that this was more a reflection on the amount of detail and information in the boo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I gave up to be honest. Story and details were good but the constant spelling mistakes were distracting and irritating. Spellchecker. Basics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking yarn
Excellent story and characters i could not put this book down it was really exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat
Published 6 months ago by Philip L. Parr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good historical novel based on fact
Published 6 months ago by Eric Doherty
2.0 out of 5 stars Had potential didn't get there
The ending was right out of the film, The Gladiator a real cop out
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Sorry I found the book disjointed and hard to follow and lost the plot half way through
Published 6 months ago by wamm
5.0 out of 5 stars A great tale. A real look into the way the ...
A great tale. A real look into the way the Romans fought bloody battles winning was everything to them. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jean Morris
1.0 out of 5 stars Spoilt by mistakes
What could have been a very good book is completely ruined by the lack of editing/proof-reading. There are at least two errors on every page - mis-spellings, wrong words being... Read more
Published 7 months ago by David Morgan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 10 months ago by rodut
2.0 out of 5 stars ... could do better
A little disappointed as some good reviews on here. I shoud have read all of them! I don't mind the American spellings as I'm sure America has a market for these historical novels... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ian H
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wolves got me!
very good book, well written and engrossing. The story draws you in and puts you at the place and time!
Published 12 months ago by terry
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading
Easy to get into with characters gaining strength as the story unfolds. Only criticism is the ending which falls a bit flat.
Published 13 months ago by T Turner
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