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The Pillars of Rome (Republic #1)

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Youths Lucius and Allus appeal to the Sybil, Roman oracle and mystic, for a glimpse into their future. But all she offers are ominous words and a small metal charm of an eagle Over twenty years later and the men are still friends. Allus, now the former governor and a respected soldier must face his toughest battle yet when his wife Claudia is captured by Celtic invaders. A ...more
Hardcover, 442 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Allison & Busby
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Found this selection on a free ebook site from Google Play. A surprisingly good read and quite authentic in its discussion of Roman culture. Had enough characters to be interesting without being confusing. Each character had their own little agenda and these were all woven well throughout the book's plot.

There were a few spots where the plot dragged but I still found myself wanting to read just a few more pages before bedtime. Looking forward to the two remaining books in this Roman trilogy as
I really enjoyed this, far more than I expected to, since it cast $2 in a newsagent sale bin.
Historically correct as a fictional work can be, yet interesting and engaging. I am only disappointed I cannot find the second and thirds of this series.
I believe, an author to keep an eye out for.
Good book. I found Aulus' character to be a tad cliched at times but, overall, a pretty a good read. I really enjoyed hearing the stories of Marcellus and Aquila and it was VERY historically accurate. That's what most impressed me. I'm tempted to read the next one now!
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I do enjoy starting a new series late so that I already have the other books to hand. Just as well as I was quite happy to carry on with the other two books.
Nicely written with a bit of variety
Tim Dunn
Great read, sometimes could drag out a little, but I'm so fascinated by the history of the Roman Empire, the dragging bits are still pretty good. Can't wait to read the next two novels.
Masen Production
“Another of the ROME series, I am apt to read the whole series. Nothing great to write about except that at times I was tempted to put it down. ”
Gritty, historically accurate (I suspect), entertaining. Looking forward to the next one.
Luciana Cavallaro
A good story with believable characters whose actions are easily identified with.
Bob Trotter
Loved all the charactars, but it could be a bit slow at times.
intensely exciting trilogy of roman legions
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