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Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow
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Dec 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, historical-fiction, nookbook-read
Read in December, 2011

This book was a nice surprise that I completely enjoyed from start to finish. The comparisons of the writing style to that of Cornwell is pretty much right on, and I felt that there was just enough mix of history and action to make this a fun read for those who enjoy adventure stories and Roman History.

This book follows a few main characters, with the central character being the recently freed palace slave Cato. Cato is forced to join the army, and the story follows him from his training to a fight in the German frontier lands to the eventual climax of the book with a large fight against the Britons. Exciting stuff and just enough history to make the time period come alive.

I would not describe this book as great literature, but it sure was fun and I look forward to the next one.
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