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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2013
I haven't read the author's 'Norseman' series, but might be tempted after enjoying this exciting and gripping story. This goes back to the start of the Roman army's involvement with the Germanic tribes, well before the disaster of the three legions, and introduces Arminius, the architect of that episode, as a young boy.
It is very well written, in American English, with the occasional American term jarring slightly; this does not interrupt the flow (though I was startled by the use of "pet" instead of "patted" on page 100 - ouch!). The narrative bowls along, and keeps the reader gripped. I greatly look forward to further episodes, and am delighted to add this author to my watch list.