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Publisher's Summary

Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire.

Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the wall, and Marcus has to prove he's hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.

©2009 Anthony Riches (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Polarbear
  • 2019-02-08

Average story, I would continue the series if I need a book to read or if I can purchase them on sale. As for.now, I'm moving on

Average story

+ Likeable characters with some character growth
+ Great job at distinguishing the different cultures and how it pertains to characters especially auxillia life vs. legion

- Duel welding.. Srsly? Fuck off...
- Children - teenagers becoming / being made a centerion over night is jarring and very weak plot point that is tired and over used. (which normally took 10-15 years to achieve in the Imperial peeriod) over

I would suggest this book if it was I sale but I suggest Ben Kane or Goldsworthy first

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  • maureen
  • 2017-05-28

Great story but ...

Here's the thing. I love books about the Roman empire and this is a pretty good one. I just wish I had read it in book form. The narrator sounds like an older man and the hero is only 19 years old. The voice of the main character was just wrong to my ear and it ruined the story for me. If, like me the narrator is important to you I suggest listening to the sample clip before you spend your credit.

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  • Tony G
  • 2016-08-17

NOT BAD FOR SOMETHING I STUMBLED UPON

If he had Pebbles narrate this I think we would have a real winning series. Plenty of fast passed action with a good storyline. Worth a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-16

Entertaining read

This was my introduction to this author. Enjoyed the story and narrative. Look forward to continuing the series.

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  • Wayne guyette
  • 2020-09-30

Trite

Of all the Roman Era, Legion centered novels I've read or listened to, this one is by far on the bottom my list. Why? The ugly "T" above says it all including a narrator as exciting as a buried Sparta.

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  • Jake
  • 2019-07-11

Too warm in it's treatment of all things military

Not terrible, but the everybody in the story is too ready with a just right pithy quip, or a wise statement summing things up. I feel like it was written for and by a fan of the 19th century British empire. I believe in the pax Britannica as much as the next guy, but the dude lays it on way freaking thick.

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  • Terryc
  • 2018-11-15

gripping adventure and solid story

A marathon of brilliant Story telling.
it is a powerful witness of events of history and intrigue as well as another adventure of Intrigue.

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  • Bob2343
  • 2018-08-29

Great story

Great story, with a great performance. Can’t wait for book 2.
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it if you like historical novels.

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  • Robert
  • 2017-09-22

great historical fiction read!

this audiobook have strong character development as well as a good story. The performance was well done and entertaining.

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  • Jnilvr
  • 2017-08-04

I enjoyed it. I'll read the next one.

Fans of Roman Legions in Britannia will like this story. Nicely detailed descriptions of battles and the carnage they inflict. It's a well researched and written book. I was warned about the voice of Marcus...eh...top notch voice work though.