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Rome by M.C. Scott
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Apr 14, 2012

it was amazing
Read in April, 2012

Once again, M.C Scott writes an absolutely superb book on the Roman Empire, following on, eventually, to her two previous books in the series. It was good to meet some of the main characters from books 1 & 2, and to meet new ones. Every part of the book is so believable, as M.C Scott researches well, and had the idea of a lost Roman Eagle from Rosemary Sutcliff's seminal novel, 'The Eagle of the Ninth'.
Here's a taster from the back cover, "Throughout the Roman Army, the Twelfth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune. It faces the harshest of postings, the toughest of campaigns, the most vicious of opponents. For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining it will be a baptism of fire. And yet, amid the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, he realises he has discovered a vocation - as a soldier and a leader of men. He has come to love the Twelfth and all the bloody-minded, dark-hearted soldiers he calls his brothers."
There's more, much more, and I urge you, dear reader, to read and enjoy - I did!
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