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The Skystone by Jack Whyte
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really liked it
bookshelves: recommended-by-a-friend, challenge-2011-osga-read, read-in-2011, challenge-1010-by-2020, nook

I really did not care for the beginning section of the book. It was boring. Once it got past the initial stage, I really enjoyed it. The story is told as the memories of Publius Varrus, a former Roman soldier of noble blood who is also a blacksmith. Much of it concerns his relationship with Caius Brittanicus, an even higher noble who is his military commander for years and becomes a very close friend. The title comes from a rock which fell to earth thirty years prior from which Varrus' grandfather made him a dagger of an unknown, extremely hard metal. Both Britannicus and Varrus become obsessed with the hunt for more of these stones. Their search takes place against the backdrop of a Britain preparing for the Fall of the Empire. Overall, an excellent story. I look forward to continuing the series.
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Reading Progress

May 1, 2011 – Shelved
May 1, 2011 – Shelved as: recommended-by-a-friend
September 27, 2011 – Started Reading
September 27, 2011 –
page 256
41.29%
September 28, 2011 –
page 310
50.0%
October 1, 2011 –
page 494
79.68%
October 1, 2011 – Finished Reading
October 3, 2011 – Shelved as: challenge-2011-osga-read
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
August 10, 2012 – Shelved as: challenge-1010-by-2020
July 4, 2013 – Shelved as: nook

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