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This review is from: Marius' Mules IV: Conspiracy of Eagles (Kindle Edition)
Have just finished Marius' Mules IV and found it to be as excellent as the previous three, with one criticism. The ending seemed rather rushed and totally out of step with the pace and intensity of the rest of the story. In fact it almost felt like it had been written by someone else. However, I find Mr Turney an outstanding writer of this genre and with a great knowledge of Roman military life and the Caesar campaigns.
The book's abrupt ending leaves the reader with the impression that this will be the last of the Mules series, yet the story leaves enough unfinished threads for at least two further books. I for one will be very disappointed if this does end the series as I have only recently discovered Mr Turney and I would certainly rate his work on a par with Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. Once you start reading you just don't want to put the book (or Kindle) down. So come on Mr Turney - will there be a Mules V?
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2013 08:08:53 GMT
Hi Dennis. Thanks for the excellent review. The ending was intended to be somewhat jarring and unexpected, so I guess I hit the mark! ;-) There is indeed a Marius' Mules V in the works. It's now planned in detail and with the very intensive writing and editing I plan it should be out in summer. Cheers. Si
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