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Arrows of Fury (Empire)
Arrows of Fury (Empire)
by Anthony Riches
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable, action packed storyline with strong historic background, 28 May 2010
I have always wondered who wanted to man Hadrians wall in Roman times! I would have deserted! As I have read deeply into Roman history it became clear that the empire increasingly depended on transferring and training ex tribesmen from the provinces. But of course there were also still Romans who were posted to this desolate dangerous spot for decades! Wet weather, cold winters and poor visibility (let alone the food) must have been tough for the Romans. I do like this author, as in two books he has done well to spin the historic reality into an action packed yarn which cleary explained how the Roman auxillaries worked. One could say that there was too much action for reality......but then the book becomes a great read, without too much of the usual military boredom! Well done and please ask Amazon to put up your next book so i can pre-order again. Yours in anticipation! (nb one day i would like to read more about the antonian wall and also the Roman legionary camps excavatedin Caledonia and ireland)

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