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Sands of Egypt

(Marius' Mules #12)

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Winter, 48 BC. Caesar and his small force are trapped in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Caught up in the dynastic struggles of the House of Ptolemy, the consul has sided with the clever and ruthless Queen Cleopatra. Her brother and fellow monarch Ptolemy XIII languishes in the palace, a hostage of Caesar’s, while a huge army under the command of the Egyptian general Achi ...more
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published July 4th 2019 by Victrix Books
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Paul Bennett
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BLURB

Winter, 48 BC. Caesar and his small force are trapped in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Caught up in the dynastic struggles of the House of Ptolemy, the consul has sided with the clever and ruthless Queen Cleopatra. Her brother and fellow monarch Ptolemy XIII languishes in the palace, a hostage of Caesar’s, while a huge army under the command of the Egyptian general Achillas closes on the city to free him. 

With both the future of this ancient land and the safety of Caesar and his men at s
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Ray Brown
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The further adventures of Frontier &co

This is a great series, continuing the story of Julius Caesar. Brilliant covering of siege in Alexandria, this time in the life of Caesar is virtually ignored by the history books. Always great to find an author who is not frightened to explore the miniscule parts of history. Keep them coming Mr Turney.
Joseph Kahn
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best read of the series

In this Chapter of the anthology Fronto sees his service to Cesar ending soon as he views his own limitations due to Middle Age. You get to see his conflict, that he is both tiring from his long years of service and his wanting to grow old amongst his family.
John Francis
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series.

Another awesome read from Mr. Turney. Fronto is one of my all time favourite characters. Especially now he's getting older and I can empathize with him. I never give spoilers because in my opinion, you should read the books. 5 stars all the way. Brilliant as usual.
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Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From to marches & hobbled on

Well written storyline following Fronto and Caesar exploits in Egypt and beyond. Cassius and other characters slowly getting more annoyed with Caesar's focus on anything but the republic,building up to the eventual
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Isabel EAsson
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once more a winner

Again, I enjoyed being with Fronto and his mates. He seems to foster some great young men, turning them into great hero’s. Really did not like Cleopatra before and definitely not now. Thank you again for a great read.
steve day
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent

Enjoyable addition to this consistent series, well plotted and action filled. Will be sad when this enjoyable series ends. Recommended.
Christopher Yellop
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant

Very entertaining and readable as the rest of the series are ! roll on the next book and another really good read
Jim Swike
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Interesting book, Kindle deadline prevented me from finishing. Enjoy!
Joel Huxley
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read

As usual from Mr Turney another fantastic book in the series. Looking forward to Fronto's next adventure back in Rome.
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MR K GILL
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another good read

Fronto amid another epic journey in his career & continuing the excellent series of books by S J A Turney
Joseph M Tyson
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best yet

I swear that these books just get better and better. Fronto is certainly one of the great characters in the annals of historical fiction!
James O'Hara
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome installment as ever, just sorry to see that Fronto has only a few more years on the campaign trail left. This series is my go to for my Roman historical fiction fix.
Anarela Jimenez
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it thoroughly

Really passionate recount of history
With the perfect touch of personal experience from different characters. It really does seem the best fit
Brenda J. Crowder
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read

Book is good. Can’t beat old Fronto but action moves more slowly than previous books in series. waiting next book in series.
Steven Robinson
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cant wait fir the next one :-)
V. William Turkus
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great action throughout the novel.The fight scenes are well scripted and settings

well detailed. Cleopatra,however is not really fleshed out. Perhaps the next book in the series will have her as a more significant presence.
John
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Have read them all. This was a little slow in places but Fronto is his usual heroic self even at his age!
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