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Strategos by Gordon Doherty
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May 05, 2012

really liked it

I’ve been reading a lot about the Roman Empire lately since I’m writing my own historical novel about Caesar’s Rome. Both writers and readers seem to have a renewed interest in that fascinating era. I know I have. One of the things I most appreciated about Strategos is its focus on the Eastern Roman Empire when most books I’ve been reading focus on the west. Though they were both part of the Roman Empire, the two halves had very different personalities. Doherty has a knack for writing realistic, exciting battle scenes, and the well-woven plot kept me turning pages. I can’t think of anything more I could want from an historical novel. I’ve since discovered that Doherty has written other books, which I’ll be looking for. I would recommend this book for anyone with an interest in the Byzantine Empire, well-written battle scenes, and engrossing historical fiction.
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