Destiny's Shield (Belisarius #3)
Eric Flint and David Drake's alt-history epic devoted to real-life Byzantine butt-kicker Belisarius has reached part three--_Destiny's Shield_--and this installment finally busts loose with some serious head-to-head. Everybody's favorite general is leading an outnumbered Roman-Persian force to check Malwa aggression in the east, forced to action by the fiends' sea-borne invasion of the Tigris-Euphrates delta and their subsequent siege of Babylon. For those unfamiliar with the
Previous quibbles about paragraphing and the butter fly effect of changing histories applies.
Still, a very good and enjoyable read.
Unfortunately, Egypt's fomenting unrest and it must be subdued while, in Europe, all the border troops are needed so the Persians will just have to be content with a few thousand troops...an...more
An Oblique Approach
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My only two complaints -- why I didn't give this book a 5 like in two areas:
1) the character development plays a secondary fiddle to "moving the story along." In the first two books, all the other characters besides Besilarius...more
It will be a sad day when the authors decide to kill off any of the main, sub-main characters that have spanned more than one book.
Can't wait to read the next one in the series.