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Caesar's Vow

(Marius' Mules #6)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  466 ratings  ·  16 reviews
It is the eve of destruction.

Gaul seethes and bucks more than ever in revolt against the Roman invader, with even Caesar's allies beginning to question their loyalty. A conspiracy of Druids and Kings move the pieces into position in their great game of independence, all led by the powerful Arverni exile Vercingetorix. The lands of the Belgae burn in the vengeful aftermath
Kindle Edition, 429 pages
Published January 13th 2014 by Victrix Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I enjoyed this book, it was terribly unsettling; I finished it yesterday [May 21, 2014] but am still trembling and angry at Caesar for how he sought to fulfill his so-called vow. Perhaps the novel should be entitled "Caesar's Mad Obsession" instead. Very seldom has a book affected me so strongly; once or twice before I've closely identified with certain sympathetic characters in other novels, but none by Mr. Turney. This Caesar and several other characters both old and new are absolutel ...more
Paul Bennett
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Those of you who have read the previous volumes in this series may not find it hard to believe but I will say it anyway...they just keep getting better. The author left himself a considerable task at the end of book refresh your memory it is there that the main fictional character, Marcus Falerius Fronto, has a major falling out with his friend and commanding general, Gaius Julius Caesar. A rift so vast that Fronto leaves the army and spends the whole of book 5 dealing with personal issue
Andrew Latham
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’m a lifelong reader of historical military adventure – you know, books by the likes of C.S. Forester, Patrick O’Brien, Bernard Cornwell, Jack Hight and Robyn Young – but until about a year ago I hadn’t really read much of the Roman sub-genre. And then I stumbled across Si Turney’s wonderful book Marius’ Mules: The Belgae. To make a long story short, I’ve been hooked ever since. I now count myself an enthusiast of the works not only of Turney, but of Ben Kane, Conn Iggulden, Anthony Riches, Sim ...more
Kevin Gardner
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This the sixth in the series sees fronto once more back with the legions in gaul after his brief sojourn in rome in the last book. This series ticks all the boxes for me, and i think mr turney is writing one of the best series of roman fiction available alongside conn inggulden and Douglas Jackson and far superior to mr scarrow's offerings, which in my humble opinion is way past its sell by date. Highly Recommended.
Mark Kearney
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Don't see how this series can get any better, simply the best Roman series out there at the moment, roll on book 7
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: roman-fiction
I just love this series. I feel I know some of the characters personally as they journey through Gaul with Julius Caesar. Yes it is Boy's own stuff to some extent, but it has a great feel and it all hangs together well. The plot works well in a historical context because in reality we do not know what happened to Ambiorix so no facts are being bent. I have just purchased the next novel in the series.
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't help it!

This series is so fabulous (and I should know as this is my fifth reading!) that it deserves five stars. Caesar's books of the Gallic Wars are one of the more important Republican Roman sources and these books by SJA Turney are a great way ((for those of you who weren't required to read them in Latin) to find out why. This series also has good maps,which are often neglected. Fronto may be a fictional character,but he should have been there. :)
Cathy Deane
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Meat & Potatoes

This is a continuation of the Marius' Mules saga. I love how the liberties Turney has taken with the historical fact seem very plausible. This is one of those series that you do not wish to end.
Shaan Stevens
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good pace and intrigue

I felt like I was living in the era. Tourney inserts mundane daily details that far from distracting the reader actually grounds you in the characters. lots of enjoyable pieces woven into a fine novel
Deborah Foulkes
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and Caesar's Vow didn't dissapoint. Simon Turney writes characters that I love being around and writing that draws you in from the first page. This is a must read for any Roman fiction fan. Thumbs up.
Roger Neilson
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A lively new angle on the series, and well executed. I am glad I stayed with the earliest book as I almost gave up on it. They get better and more assured as they progress.
Neale Aslett
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As with the rest of the series this is immensely entertaining & recommended for anyone who wants to learn of the rise of Caesar
Jim Nolte
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
enjoyed. waiting for next story
John Warren
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
love this series getting
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read!

I am going through Fronto withdrawal...
Jay Ranton
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good book, from a great series
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