Jason Golomb's Reviews > Gods and Legions: A Novel of the Roman Empire

Gods and Legions by Michael Curtis Ford
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Apr 06, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: rome, roman-empire, ancient-rome, fiction, historical-fiction
Read from April 06 to 19, 2012

"Gods and Legions" is a well written book. Michael Curtis Ford is a capable writer who knows how to piece together a decent story. He had a good amount to work with in Emperor Julian, the last Roman Emperor to hold onto a polytheistic view on religion; and while the story moves along nicely, and the core characters have a reasonable amount of flesh, the aggregate just didn't pull me in.

I really enjoyed Ford's "The Fall of Rome". What his stories lack in emotional depth, he makes up for in the plot pace, and a good variation of action and politics.

I'd consider "Gods and Legions" a solidly average piece of Roman military fiction.

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