Thursday, 14 August 2014

Book Review, Hero of Rome -- Douglas Jackson

Hero of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens, #1)Hero of Rome by Douglas Jackson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed most of this book. It's well written and really conveys the sense of Rome. It's set in Britain in AD about 60. It was complicated by lots of names and most the action was in the early part of the book and the latter, which was a shame as the action was well conceived and well written. The intervening plot was good and a developing love story between the main character Valerius and a local tribes woman. There's contention in the Roman ranks as well as the growing threat from the Icena tribe. The tale is historically accurate (as close as research would allow) and entertaining. I'm currently reading Defender of Rome, the next book in the series.


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