(The Eagle's Conquest) [E–book] Õ Simon Scarrow

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Simon Scarrow Í 7 Read

The Eagle's Conuest Free read Ù 107 De ir ao encontro do inimigo antes ue este cresça ainda mais É ue a cada dia ue passa aumenta o número de bretões enfurecidos e dispostos a morrer pela sua ilha Infelizmente os selvagens da Britânia não são o único perigo ue as legiões correm Uma conspiração de poderosos aristocratas roman. What strikes me most about this book and to a certain extent the previous book in the series too is just how different it is to the author s non Roman period fictionFor someone who is routinely trotted out as one of the best authors of Roman fiction it surprises me just how bland and un engaging a novel Scarrow puts outFor a little context the first of Scarrow s book that I read was Sword and Scimitar set around the sixteenth century siege of Malta It was ripe with betrayal battle blood believable battle seuences and a rich depth to the character s often flawed personalities and historiesCompare such an invigorating tome with a pair of books where there is precious little depth to any of the characters beyond occasional almost throwaway attempts at adding meat to the character s bones and you ll hopefully see where I m disappointedThe overwhelming feel of the book is of a very militarist outlook at the Roman conuest of Britain told supposedly from the viewpoint of three characters Macro and Cato whom the series is primarily based around and Vespasian The battle scenes have far a feel of rigidity and formula than the chaotic bloodsoaked frenzy that you feel from other authors depictionsMore attention seems to have been paid to noting and reciting various statistical details and minutiae of the logistical running of the campaign than giving the reader anything human to grasp ontoThe whole book is so underwhelming and staid that it s at times like this I can honestly say if I hadn t so rashly been out and already got the remaining books in the series I could uite easily have ditched the series here and nowPractically all the elements of this book have been done so much better by other authors the practically tangible feel so realistic you could step into the book you get from Douglas Jackson s Claudius the bone deep realism of Vespasian in Robert Fabbri s Vespasian series or the ever intriguing internecine and often colubrine social dynamics you get in Anthony Riches excellent and far superior Empire seriesThe standard of characterisation is at such a relatively minimal two dimensional level that you could pick and choose almost any character from this book and slot them straight into any other Roman fiction and they d be just as invisible and unremarkableThe most torturous part The fact I know I have almost ten books in this series before it ll be complete or at least up to date without even including the various tangential off shootsThey d better improve fast or they ll be confined to gathering dust for some timeNot so badly written that you could pin disliking it on that just so woefully bland and flat that it prevents you from engaging with itIt does pick up a little towards the tail end of the book around the time of the climactic battle before Camulodunum along with the cobbled together conspiracy finally doing something like come to fruition but by that stage of the book the lacklustre effect is already to ingrained to remove and it gets a little predictableAnyone with an interest in military history or a background in one of the armed forces are the ideal target audience for this book and it s pretty evident that Scarrow is or was a lecturer in military studies Everyone else could well find this a Marmite series You either love it or hate it And right now on a scale between love and hate I m edging past huffing drooping shoulders and sighing

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The Eagle's Conuest Free read Ù 107 Estamos no ano 43 antes de Cristo As temíveis legiões do imperador Cláudio desembarcaram nas costas da Britânia e preparam se para uma das mais terríveis e sanguinárias campanhas na história de Roma Sob a águia da Segunda Legião Macro um centurião veterano e Cato o seu lugar tenente vão ter. Another informative and entertaining tale of Macro and Cato in the Roman army during the invasion of BritainThe bromance was a bit less in this book than the last one the treachery of our treacherous villain was than in the last book and we got to delve deeper into some side characters I learned a bit about the invasion of Britain which was interesting I will continue the series It took me longer than usual to finish thanks to the Coronavirus locking me in my house with kids that needed homeschooling and adults planning for the apocalypse

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The Eagle's Conuest Free read Ù 107 Os procura minar o imperador Cláudio Para tal estão dispostos a sacrificar a campanha contra os bretões e se necessário a vida de todos os legio nários Para sobreviver Macro e Cato vão ter ue agir muito depressa Mas uando a campanha ameaça trans formar se num desastre as opções não são muit. 710This was a similar outing to the first novel in the series with the relationship growing stronger between Cato and Macro the treachery growing stronger within the political ranks and a good number of well described battle seuencesThere wasn t much wrong with this novel other than the bits seemed to plod between the battles It was slow to get going but when things kicked off it got going The dialogue was also the same as the first which could be seen as a bit trashy but I uite enjoyed the banterThe assassination plot of the Emperor was a little weak and you always new what was coming but there is plenty to be explored in this series I look forward to picking up in the series and seeing how things progressIf you like this try Dissolution by C J Sansom My Los Angeles imperador Cláudio Para tal estão dispostos a sacrificar a campanha contra os bretões e se necessário a vida de todos os legio nários Para sobreviver Macro e Cato vão ter ue agir muito depressa Mas uando a campanha ameaça trans formar se num desastre as opções não são muit. 710This was a similar outing to the first novel Enacting the Corporation in the series with the relationship growing stronger between Cato and Macro the treachery growing stronger within the political ranks and a good number of well described battle seuencesThere wasn t much wrong with this novel other than the bits seemed to plod between the battles It was slow to get going but when things kicked off Busy Bodies it got going The dialogue was also the same as the first which could be seen as a bit trashy but I uite enjoyed the banterThe assassination plot of the Emperor was a little weak and you always new what was coming but there No Place Like Rome is plenty to be explored Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage in this series I look forward to picking up Euroopan synty - Keskiajan historia in the series and seeing how things progressIf you like this try Dissolution by C J Sansom