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I have read literature on military history throughout my life, having a proud military tradition in my family. However in the last year I have found myself fixated with Roman history, from foundation to republic and past empire to byzantine times. Having read such fabulous non-fiction as Rubicon, and Goldworthys 'In the Name of Rome' aswell as many others, I'm starting to understand Rome quite thoroughly and the way it shaped the world.
I have also read many fiction books of late based in the time of Rome. I have just finished 'Eagle in the Snow' by Wallace Breem and I have never before been so awe inspired by a fictional tale. It is wholeheartedly recommended.
I chose to start the Eagles series of books before I attempted The Emperor series, and I must say after reading the first 2 novels in this series I have no complaints.
The books are full of fast flowing action, if you read the books in sequential order the characters are actually well developed, and on whole the series is turning into a slick page turner.
Having studied the history behind the books, their is obviously lots wrong in the sense of as a previous reviewer pointed out, the humour between centurions and what not. But Simon Scarrow is a history teacher in his own right, and has obviously allowed some artistic license.
If you take the series for what it is, a damn good adventure book, you'll enjoy every page you read.