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The Field of Swords by Conn Iggulden
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Jan 22, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, historical-fiction, paper-book, rome, bookcrossings
Recommended for: No one
Read from August 25 to October 18, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1
BCID: 12041533

It was better than the second book. It's good parts were better than the first book, but they were too far apart from each other. Finally, HOW THE HECK DO YOU LEAVE OUT M. TULLIUS CICERO IN THE CATILINARIAN CONSPIRACY AND NOT MENTION IT IN THE HISTORICAL NOTE?! Come on, the only time Cicero was mentioned was a one-liner ~250 pages later saying that he had problems because of the gangs in the city. I can understand changing the historical events for fictional purposes, but leaving out Cicero and then not mentioning it in the notes where you specifically state where you sourced this info or altered that info, etc. is just not acceptable.

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08/27/2011 page 100
17.0% "It is much better than book two and possibly better than book one thus far..."
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