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Dawn Of Empire by Sam Barone
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Sep 20, 2009

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Read in October, 2009

I seriously doubt how closely it fits with a realistic vision of ancient history. I know I'm not an expert on ancient history, but there are too many things in the book that seem to be ahead of their time from how I understand what life must have been like in 3000BC (bronze being so commonly used for everything, Eskkar inventing much of castle warfare for the next 4000+ years over a period of 6 months,...). Whatever the case, as I was reading the book, I did not feel part of another time period as I did with Pillars of the Earth or Last of the Wine. Perhaps if the setting were 2000BC it would have seemed more realistic.

Having said that, for the most part I did enjoy the book. Sam Barrone has a wonderful way of describing battles unlike anything I've read before. I didn't find it long and dragged out like many of the other critics found it.
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