Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Fitbit

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
222
4.4 out of 5 stars
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£9.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 21 April 2015
I bought this book on reading an Amazon review on the latest Simon Scarrow book. The reviewer stated that the Marius Mules series was superior to the Scarrow Eagle series books. I really cannot agree. This book is reasonably written and easy to read, but there is no depth to any of the characters, they are two dimensional, you cannot identify with them and quite frankly the story lacks depth and detail. I still really do not know anything substantial or relevant about their backgrounds or careers to date. In the field it is much the same for the battles, the Romans lurch from one battle to another without any real sense as to how they got there or even if you care. The most senior officers tend to be drunk most of the time and the political machinations leave much to be desired, with the obligatory Colonel Blimp thrown in for luck. The enemy of which there are two in the book are really just names without any depth of understanding of their backgrounds or any other pertinent information about them. Having read this book I won’t be reading others in the series. Unlike the first of the Eagle series, where I looked forward to the sequel, I feel totally ambivalent about what happens to any of the characters.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
facinating almost a treatise on the roman legions written as a novel and with the politics and the nastiness included Cezar is not the brilliant genenal you may have thought him just a man with a nack of picking the right people and mostly the good sense to use them yes he is a tactition par excellence but he makes human mistakes and often his staff save his reputation and his neck .. tough, hard , and experienced roman fighters with their own strong personalities and you want them to succede
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 15 November 2012
This book introduces us to Marcus Fronto, a legate in the armies of Julius Caesar. It is similar to many other books currently out there set in the Roman world, but it does seem to be a cut above many of them.
For a start, the author makes Fronto a likeable character without being too indestructible. The story is obviously fiction, but is woven around actual events, and they seem to be accurate.
Overall, not great literature, but an interesting read.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 25 March 2017
I've read worse.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 March 2017
Great read
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 15 July 2017
I chose to give this book five stars because of the good mixture of historic information and the humorous context in the story . I would say this book wou be of interest to people who have read ben kane Simon scarrow novels
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 31 May 2017
good read
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 31 July 2014
Great hide action, keeps up a good pace. rates as good as Bernard Cromwell or conn igguludden. will read more of his work.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 June 2017
excellent
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 25 September 2013
Enjoyable book to read. The basis of the Gallic Wars gave it credibility as a story and the descriptive elements of the campaigns and the personal interactions were excellent.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse