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Arena (Roman Arena)
Arena (Roman Arena)
Price: 3.99

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Arena series, 21 Sep 2013
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I had already bought the arena series as separate items (which were good), and from reading the first few pages of this book, it was not apparent that this book was just the individual books combined into one. I have therefore bought the same
book/s twice, So I am not very happy, because it was not made clear that this was just a combination of the earlier books.


Praetorian: Cato & Macro: Book 11 (Roman Legion 11)
Praetorian: Cato & Macro: Book 11 (Roman Legion 11)
Price: 5.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simon Scarrow, 17 Dec 2012
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The Author seems able to paint a picture with words which not only tells the story, but gives the reader a vivid image of the characters and their surroundings (even the smells!) such that you feel like you are not reading the story, but you actually there observing it as it unfolds. Simon Scarrow seems to be one of the best writers on this type of historical subject, I can think of. Exellent.


One Sloop and Slow Match
One Sloop and Slow Match

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Sloop & a slow match, 10 Nov 2012
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Apologies, but I did not enjoy this book, It could just be me, but it seemed there were too many different characters, which in itself would not normally have been a problem, had each been better described / differentiated to the reader. As it was they all seemed to melt into an amorphous mass of characters, where one had to go back to the beginning of the book to even find who they were, and whose side they were on.
A map of the areas covered by the story would also have allowed readers to make sense of the places and journies referred to in the text.
The language used in the book may have been represetative of the that extant at the time of the story, but made the book tedious to read, as one had repeatedly to re read sentances to try to make sense of what they were trying to say.
Also the switching of paragraphs referring to different characters, Places events. those on the opposing sides of the conflict on which the story was based, without having some kind of title /heading, to indicate that a switch had occured, made the reading tedious, because one could get quite a way into a paragraph, before one realised it was referring to a completely different set of people, to those in the previous paragraph. The author might have known who was being referred to straightaway, but this seemed not to be the case for the reader.


The Parthian
The Parthian
Price: 1.77

4.0 out of 5 stars The parthian book review, 6 Aug 2012
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This review is from: The Parthian (Kindle Edition)
This book represents exellent value for money, there were several spelling mistakes / typos in the text, but this did not really detract from the enjoyment of the book. I was always pleased that I had bought it, and would buy another by this author.


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