Top positive review
A good, quick read
on 20 September 2014
This book contains three short stories which take place between Marius Mules VI, and the next volume. They are really a positioning device to allow the author to focus on the main element of the next work - no secret that that will be the revolt led by Vercingetorix- without having to fill that book with unnecessary detail. If you take it as such, it is a good read. Two of the stories deal solely with characters we have come to know from the earlier books, and explain what happens to them during this time. The third story, although related to characters in these books, details an important historical incident which will also have an affect on some of our characters.
Unlike some of the other reviewers, I don't have a problem with these short 'in-fillers'. Yes they are short, but as long as that is made clear in the description - which this one is, although I aknowledge some others are not - then you know exactly what you are getting.
I'm now waiting for episode VII