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Marching With Caesar-Civil War
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 October 2013
Found myself scanning over passages. There is much to digest here but it conveys what it must have been like in this brutal world. Rome was not right but the alternative was eternal darkness or at least a long night.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 18 August 2013
Well written to the minutest details. Based on events of the time,well research.
I can read this book over and over again and still not get fed up with it. Great.
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on 9 December 2014
Brilliant book if you like Roman History. Have not finished it yet but will read the whole series.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2013
excelent exciting fast moving .a fine example of descriptive writing by a master of his craft.highly recomended.do not miss it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 June 2013
After thoroughly enjoying the first in the series I was thinking that the campaign in Egypt would be a bit of a drag. Not a bit of it and in fact it is my favourite book of the series. Character development is plausible, the events fascinating and as usual it is written in such a way as to believe the narrator was there. I particularly admire the way the character of Cleopatra is handled throughout the series, Peake taking the trouble to give some of the psychology behind the course she took as she walked the tightrope between subject queen and lover of two of the world's most powerful men. Strongly recommend the series
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2012
I considered the first book in this series an absolute gem that gripped me with its extraordinary level of detail and breathtaking action sequences and this superb sequel carries straight on! That so many events can be covered in such detail whilst maintaining the high degree of pace and excitement is extremely impressive and helped i think by a narrative style that permits the un-jarring compression of time on the one hand whilst allowing more significant and memorable events to be described in exquisite and very satisfying detail - and also allows snippets of foreknowledge to be slipped in to tantalise the reader. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series and follow Titus Pullus on his next campaign!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2012
I'm not going to repeat all the good things said about this book by so many other reviewers. Between them, they've hit the nail on the head. So in short, this book like the last, is excellent. If you have not read the first book in this trilogy (Marching With Caesar: Conquest of Gaul) then go there! You will not be disappointed. If you have, then you're not reading this review; you've already clicked '1-Click®!

Note to:
Author - Ron, please publish the final book .... a little sooner! :)
Amazon - Can we get this guy's next book on 'Pre-order this item', so I don't have to keep checking to see if it's been published?

Update:
Now a 4 book series.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2012
I've read both books in the trilogy so far. The narrator Titus Pullus (via a scribe) has a convincing no nonsense voice. There are no verbal pyrotechnics here, just a soldier recounting events. It works for me, if occasionally it's a little too businesslike. The author knows his (or her) history, in particular the exploits of Caesar and the events of the civil war. The dialogue is spare but convincing, unlike a number of better known authors writing for this period, who turn out bogus 'ave, hail Caesar, we hear and obey' type stuff . I do think this trilogy deserves to be better known and I can certainly recommend these books. Looking forward to the third.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 June 2013
An absolutely brilliant book , R W Peake is very authorative in describing the Legionaires way of life when on the front line, he describes in detail life in battle mode and fighting the various barbarians they have to confront. This book you will find holds you in it to the very end and makes you long for the next one, I have read all of the series up to this one and they are all alike and I will be buying the next in the series number 3 and look forward to it. D Bowen
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2013
Against the backdrop of Caesar’s ultimately doomed political changes Titus Pullus and his friends in the 10th Legion continue to give us an absorbing insight into the workings of a Roman Legion. Caesar is normally portrayed as an almost innocent victim (which clearly he wasn’t) and this brilliant book provides a different, and who knows more accurate, take on this seminal time and the fallout afterwards. Simon Scarrow et al be warned - you have serious completion.
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