I read a lot of Roman history by lots of different authors. These are long stories but you will never get bored, there's always a new twist, or story starting. Made better by the fact, that as closely as possible the author has followed written history.
I have read the marching with Caesar book series since book one and the series so far has been an amazing read. I have to admit the final campaign brought a tear to my eyes and I felt the struggle of what Titus had been through since the first days in the 10th legion. The ending of Titus and using the writers personal experience to show the comradeship of the time has been a pleasure to read. I thank you once again Peake for giving me a great series to read and not having to wait for one book a year and forget the story line. Can't wait to read the next instalment. Once again Peake your a legend in my book please please keep the series coming I would of been more than happy to pay slightly more for the kindle option!
Another execptional book in this series from RW Peake. Clearly other than being a soldier, this man had another oustanding calling that I'm really glad he found. Titus Pullus and the next generations of his progeny provide the mileau of an epic and well researched tale of perhaps the most tumultuous and formative episode in the history of Rome. Well researched, well written and clearly the similarities of being a soldier have crossed the eons as Peake is a natual at capturing the details, small and big challenges of a soldiers lot. Absolutely well done.
brilliant. This finalises the life and career of Titus and I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole series. I have almost lived through this part of history and have fought all the battles alongside the legionnaires.
Enjoyed all these novels - the authors own military experience linked with his excellent historical knowledge make these books about as close as we can get to a first hand account of what it might have being like to be a Centurion in the armies of the late Roman Republic.
This final novel is more focused on the characters interaction with political situation within Rome as Octavian establishes himself as a defacto monarch. Whilst there is less battlefield action in this book its still a good read and if you have read the previous novels you will be invested in the characters enough to appreciate the story arch being bought to a satisfying end.
A 5 star series. Read the seven books in sequence and a classic series. Followed Titus Pullus from his formative years through to his final days, fought his battles and felt his pains. Now time for a break from the Romans, must get back to Bernard Cornwell and sort out a few Danes!