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Odd use of language,
This review is from: Under the Eagle (Paperback)
Whilst the book is a very accessable and enjoyable romp it is, I feel, let down by it's use of very modern langauge and terms of reference.
All the profanity uses current anglo saxon terms where a 'by Jupiters Moon' would have been more fitting and in context. That said, the one phrase that made me wonder out loud was something along the lines 'as unsteady as an abandoned tenament building'. Now I don't claim to be an expert on Roman History and tenament buildings my well have been common place at that time but it is the image a modern dillapidated building that is conjured by this phrase. What's wrong with something along the lines of a "crumbling, wood worm ridden Pallisade"?
It's a shame really as it's a minor issue but for me it did spoil the sense of immersion. That said I will be getting the next one in the series although maybe as a library loan rather than a purchase.