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The brilliant conclusion to The Republic Trilogy.
on 25 April 2009
An amazing end to a great historical trilogy. Ludlow's story catches the imagination and never lets go, from the first page to the last this trilogy is filled with politics, war, assassination and intrigue. This a very well written series that transports back to the Republics glory days, you get a real sense if the elitist society Rome was, were the rich got richer and the poor were just that the poor. If you're a fan of Rome or historical fiction in general then is a great series to get your Teeth into.
This story is for the most part the story of Aquila Terentius, from his escape from Sicily to his journey to the streets of Rome were he meets some of his adopted family, namely a troublesome nephew names Fabius. He and his nephew get into numerous trouble to the point were to escape they join the Roman legions. Terentius shines, quickly being made centurion and earning battlefield honours, much to the displeasure of his noble masters. Aquila's one goal is to wipe out the leader of the Celtic tribes, if he can only survive the many powerful enemies he has made along the way, he may finally get to reach his goal.