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Fall of the Centurio Immortalis

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Roman Legions and relationships don’t mix…

…but beyond the border, rules don’t matter.

When Lucius is ordered across the border with Marpesia, will he remain loyal to Rome or succumb to the charms of the Sarmatian warrior?

Constantine the Great has ignored Lucius and his legion for nearly thirty years, but now the emperor needs Lucius to team up with their new Sarmatian allies and Marpesia, their beautiful chieftain. Their Mission—hunt down the vampires driving the Visigoths toward Rome’s border.

Massively outnumbered, Lucius and Marpesia must keep their people alive and survive the unusually brutal winter. As they learn to rely on each other, Lucius finds his attraction to the fierce Sarmatian undeniable. But against the unending horde of Visigoths and their vampiric masters, the Centurio Immortalis might not survive long enough to act on his feelings for the Sarmatian warrior.

Can their growing bond save them against all odds? Will Lucius let duty get in the way of his chance at true love? Or will their lives and love end in snow and blood?

You’ll love this historical fantasy romance, because it’s an action-packed story of love, friendship, and survival.

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Fall of the Centurio Immortalis
is a Luke Irontree Historical Fantasy Romance stand alone.

279 pages, ebook

Published May 31, 2022

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C. Thomas Lafollette

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C. Thomas Lafollette is a student of history and a world traveler. He’s dined with a Prime Minister, read poetry with Yevgeny Yevtushenko, and drank beer with monks. He’s the author of the action-adventure urban fantasy series Luke Irontree & The Last Vampire War and the forthcoming Red City Reaper series. Besides reading and writing, he loves a good action movie, be it a Hollywood blockbuster or a classic Samurai flick, as well as the occasional rom-com. He lives in Portland with his partner – the devastatingly talented author Amy Cissell – his stepdaughter, and their two jerkface cats.

You can follow him and sign up for his newsletter at https://cthomaslafollette.com.

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September 1, 2022
Our encounter with Luke Irontree begins in the present with “The Centurion Immortal” where he is over 1900 years old and is established as the arch nemesis to the legions of undead vampires. Luke’s’ history in those 1900 years would have molded and shaped the man he is today, and Lafollette does his best to fill in some of the blanks in both the “Rise and Fall of the Centurio Immortalis.” The Fall of the Centurio Immortalis” focuses on sting of his separation from Rome as one of its elite soldiers but manages to soothe that pain of lost with Luke’s foray into the battle that is love. LaFollette out does himself as he paints a slow building romance between Luke and his “par amour” (secret but not illicit). The slow pace of the courtship builds the anticipation much like a pressure cooker bursting to explode but said explosion is left to the imagination ass Lafollette fails to actualize it maybe in an effort to keep the book PG 13 with regards to sexual content. Luke’s wavering to fully embrace his first love is reminiscence of his current love interest 1900 years later and the soul searching he endures before accepting his fate. It would have been nice to have gotten the complete story of his Samaritan love affair since its in the past so that we can experience the grief and how it impacted Luke. After all being human, she will die and the where and when is vital for closure to the reader.

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May 31, 2022
This is another very enjoyable read.

I received a free ARC copy of this book and am not obligated to review it.
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June 8, 2022
I loved this story. I sincerely enjoy the old versions of Lucius. I like the history being told, the back story of how he became the damaged version of himself in the modern stories.

This is the tale of Lucius and how he met his first wife (I don't know if he had others throughout his nearly 2000 years of life, I'm assuming he had more than one). She is a warrior like him. This book is how he fell from grace with the Roman Empire even though he served faithfully for 200+ years.

He has one last mission, and then he may not return to the empire under pain of death (don't know how they'd enforce that one, but you know...). He has another grand adventure with his men, and his new allies. They must stop an invasion being forced by the vampires.

Overall a fun tale, lots of action as you would expect from a Luke Irontree story. This one has more romance beats than the others, but it does not detract. It makes you wanting to know more. What happens after? Hopefully we'll get more from ancient Luke!

So, a great series, I'll keep reading! Definitely recommend!

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