I'm the sort of person who only writes reviews when an item is real good of really bad. This book falls straight into the really good catagory. I've purchased several factural Roman books and I find that I will dive into them from time to time, when I'm reading a fictional roman story and I'm curious about gaining some extra background knowledge. Not this book! Once you've started it you will want to finish it. Legionary is a really enjoyable read, with some good humour in the mix, and an easy understanding of what it might have been like to be a legionary.