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Sword of Empire: Praetorian by Richard Foreman
Sword of Empire: Praetorian by Richard Foreman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait, 20 Jan 2014
Finally got around to reading this. Author is on decent form again, using Marcus Aurelius's campaigns against the German tribes to entertain and educate readers in Roman history. Soldiers will love the banter and action. There are plenty of historical and philosophical tit-bits that add colour also. Sword of Empire is notably longer than the Sword of Rome books, although I am probably not alone in waiting for the sequel to Augustus: Son of Rome. Atticus and Galen provide good support to the brooding hero of Gaius Maximus. Marcus Aurelius makes a good Caesar too. if you've read this author before you should enjoy Sword of Empire, but if you haven't this book is a good a place to start as any.
Uptown Girl by Holly Kinsella
Uptown Girl by Holly Kinsella
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girly fun, 5 Jun 2013
I must admit that I'm not really one for chick lit- I'm more of a thriller reader- but I was pleasantly surprised by this fun, light read. As a young professional living London who is never going to have the legs of a supermodel, I was expecting to dislike Emma Hastings, the heroine of this novella who has everything a twentysomething could ask for. But instead of envy, I found myself laughing at the witty one-liners and loving the attention to detail. Would highly recommend, especially as a holiday read.
Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer by Richard  Foreman
Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer by Richard Foreman
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 7 Sep 2012
As a fan of Foreman's novel Augustus: Son of Rome, I was curious to see if this short story lived up to it's longer cousin. Whilst appearances are made by some familiar characters, Sword of Rome is an altogether lighter fare and in some ways more entertaining for it. The dialogue is quick and humorous, often making me laugh as the Roman soldiers banter between themselves. The author smatters the story with bloody fight scenes but keeps them short and brutal. I particularly enjoyed the introduction of Teucer the conflicted Briton fighting as a master archer for the Romans and look forward to seeing where the series goes next. A minor criticism is that the book could have been a bit longer -… Read more