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A story of bravery, love, invention and hope set in Spain, North Africa and Sicily in the 1st century BC.
Paperback 22.4 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm, 224 pages
Published February 28th 2009 by Quaestor2000 (first published February 1st 2009)
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Stuart jackson
Mar 22, 2016 Stuart jackson rated it it was amazing
Libertas was an unusual choice for this reader who prefers historical tales based on modern history, which makes my enjoyment of this novel all the more remarkable. From the outset it fell into that rare category of book which forces you to read almost too fast for the brain to process as the desire, even need, to find out what happens next grabs hold of your senses.

The characters are alive and appealing, it is not long before each is cared for deeply and unexpectedly, this connection is maintai
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Todd Fonseca
Jul 18, 2010 Todd Fonseca rated it it was amazing
Libertas – An Epic Journey into Roman Hispania

Rating: 5 of 5

Author: Alistair Forrest
Format: Paperback, Kindle

High atop the Iberian Peninsula Mountains in the small somewhat forgotten village of Munda, young Melqart struggles in his sword play practice against the much larger and athletic Arsay. Though boys will be boys, their early conflicts of brain versus brawn escalates as the two boys age. Arsay becomes increasing jealous of Melqart who along with the help of a young girl – Leandra – ingenio
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Robert
Sep 17, 2010 Robert rated it really liked it
A slightly different take on the "classic" historical novel which is very well written and contains some lovely descriptive passages and metaphors. One certainly gets a sense of time and place. I liked the fact that the book did not overly dwell on battle details but instead on resolving personal matters with a can-do, practical attitude and the determination of the main character. Having said that there is a mystical element to the story and some similarities with The Alchemist.
W. Nicol
An exceptional book set around one of the rarely mentioned characters of Roman history,sextus Pompeius. The characterisation was good, although the detail entered into suggests this is but the introduction to a series based on these personalities. As a resident of southern Spain, it was good to read the descriptions of known scenery depicted so accurately.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
Margareth8537
May 25, 2013 Margareth8537 rated it it was amazing
Hasn't had brilliant rewiews but I enjoyed this. Written from a different angle
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