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Makita BHP458RFE 18V 16mm Cordless Lithium Ion Compact 2 Speed Combi Drill
Makita BHP458RFE 18V 16mm Cordless Lithium Ion Compact 2 Speed Combi Drill
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste time looking around - this is the drill to buy., 5 Oct. 2014
If you have £200 to spend on a professional combi drill stop looking around, this is the drill to buy. Super tough, ergonomically very comfortable in the hand, metal chuck & gearbox (check the spec of others - mostly plastic), 20 minute recharge, & with 88nm of torque this drills through anything. Comes in a quality tough case. Makita quality - enough said.


Marching With Caesar: Civil War: 3
Marching With Caesar: Civil War: 3
by R. W. Peake
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.76

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The journey continues., 4 April 2013
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The second book in the life of Titus Pullus and the 10th legion. In this sequel, we follow Titus to Egypt, and see why Caesar was clearly a natural born leader of men, and a remarkable strategist of ancient warfare. Was there ever a better man to conquer half the ancient world ?.

The journey continues, as Titus again campaigns in remote parts, but this time facing his own kind, splitting the legions, and showing the utter madness of civil war. As well as triumph, he also faces tragedy, and matures into a fully seasoned veteran of the roman war machine.

The character of Scribonius starts to develop further, along with young Octavius rising up to take us towards the third book in this compelling series.

Five stars again. Mr. Peake is fast becoming the master at writing roman fiction, but with historical accuracy at it's core. Hard times, and a very hard life in the legions. That's the way it was 2000 years ago. Marching with Caesar takes us back there again.

Recommended.


Poseidon's Spear (Long War 3)
Poseidon's Spear (Long War 3)
by Christian Cameron
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sails Slightly Off Course, 13 Jan. 2013
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While the first two books in the series - 'Killer Of Men' & 'Marathon' - are excellent reading, 'Poseidon's Spear' starts off in the same vein, with the added ingredient of Dagon thrown into the mix, and we do get to see a different side of Arimnestos through out most of the book.

But, there are just a few too many trips on the ocean waves, like driving up and down the motorway and stopping at every service station, too many stops to really keep track of the journey.

As far as historical accuracy goes, the tin trade was obviously pivotal to the survival of the different cultures, ports, and those who risked life and limb extracting it from the mines. This is very well researched, and plays a large part in the book.

While the story flows along at a good pace, several times we re-read the all too familiar stranded at sea with no food or water, which gets a little repetitive, along with the ships battles.

Towards the end of the book some of the old characters reappear, and remind you of the first two books, and you wish the story continued on dry land with some of the familiar characters from the battle of marathon.

This third book in the series is slightly disappointing, and some previous reviews seem a bit 'author biased', regardless of the actual content. Even some of the best authors can have a bad day at the office.

We will have to wait for the next installment of the tale of Arimnestos, and hope he gets back on dry land more often, hopefully back in the direction of Plataea.

For me, just four stars this time round.


Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul: Conquest of Gaul
Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul: Conquest of Gaul

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty & realistic, 11 Nov. 2012
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In this Genre, Marching With Caesar wins hands down for sheer gritty realism. This novel, based on historical fact, tells it the way it was. You feel you are almost there with Titus Pullus and the 10th legion in their campaign to conquer a nation, marching on foot across a continent, surviving the harsh winter elements, fighting brutally for their lives, led by a military genius. The roman war machine was formidable, and this book tells us why.

There are too many roman fiction novels that are too 'civilised' in their writing style. Marching With Caesar is stripped bare, tells it the way it was, warts and all, in a war zone nearly two thousand years ago. It's a real page turner, at well over 600 pages, but paints a fascinating picture of life in the legions that keeps you reading well into the night.

Mr Peake is right up their with Christian Cameron, Steven Pressfield etc. He has lived the life, and it shows in this first of a series of Titus Pullus and the 10th legion.

Can't wait for the next in this series. Well done Mr Peake, a great debut novel !!.


TERMINATOR CHROME SKULL UNIVERSAL CAR GEAR KNOB WITH BLUE LED EYES
TERMINATOR CHROME SKULL UNIVERSAL CAR GEAR KNOB WITH BLUE LED EYES
Offered by SWD
Price: £5.87

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great!, 22 July 2010
this makes your car look more expensive and at evening and knight it creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere....Thanks! steve160k


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