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James Mace

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James Mace is a life-long historian and the author of twenty-six books, including nine Ancient History best-sellers, and five South African History best-sellers. He penned the initial draft of his first novel, 'Soldier of Rome: The Legionary', as a cathartic means of escapism while serving in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. His works span numerous eras, from Ancient Rome to the British Empire. He's also dabbled in Cyberpunk with his Kindle Vella serial, "Neon Immortal".

James can be reached via his website: www.legionarybooks.net

Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/legionarybooks

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James Mace Thanks, Kevin. The title is actually 'Crucible of Honour', although I rather dig your title as well! ;) I'm about 2/3 finished with the raw draft, and…moreThanks, Kevin. The title is actually 'Crucible of Honour', although I rather dig your title as well! ;) I'm about 2/3 finished with the raw draft, and hope to have a working copy completed before I head to South Africa in three weeks. Yes, I will be embarking on a tour of the Zulu War battlefields. :) The book itself still needs a lot of work, plus I will be having my historian beta-readers give it a going over, like I did with Brutal Valour. It is also a more complicated work, as it is telling both the story of Rorke's Drift, as well as the Siege of Eshowe (which introduces a whole new cast). So to answer your question, I would say mid-May at the earliest. I apologise for any delays, but I'm certain you understand my desire to get this one right.(less)
James Mace I find going on a short holiday, or simply taking a break from writing, will help reset the creative mind. Think of it as taking a break from working …moreI find going on a short holiday, or simply taking a break from writing, will help reset the creative mind. Think of it as taking a break from working out, when one has been over-training.(less)
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Guild is an enjoyable side-story set in the Monsters, Maces, and Magic world. The main protagonist this time is Tom / Josias, another player from the 'real world', who was transported into the fantasy realm almost twenty years earlier. Having lost hi ...more
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I found this second volume in the Monsters, Maces, and Magic series more enjoyable than the first. This is due to not needing to establish the background or ‘game mechanics’ and simply gets on with the story. Even if one had not read the first book, ...more
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Outpost reminded me immediately of Joel Rosenburg’s Guardians of the Flame series, which I first read back in high school. The similarities are there, though the Monsters, Maces, and Magic stories are definitely more light-hearted and self-aware. For ...more
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“Only remember this: to seek justice is a good and noble thing, to seek revenge out of hatred is something that wiil devour your very soul.”
James Mace, Soldier of Rome: The Legionary

“I guess I’ve never had anyone expect anything of me before. I feel so overwhelmed at the possibility of letting these men down,”
James Mace, Soldier of Rome: The Legionary

“What’s more, the citizens of Natal began to assess and question the reasoning behind the war. The loudest voice came from Bishop John Colenso, an outspoken critic of the invasion since Sir Henry Bartle-Frere first spoke of the supposed ‘Zulu threat’.”
James Mace, Cruelty of Fate: The Fight for Khambula

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