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Hero of Rome – Book Review

By Angela Youngman Dec 12, 2011, 20:32 GMT

Hero of Rome – Book Review

The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. The Druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war. Standing against the rising tide of Boudicca\'s rebellion is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at ...more

Anticipating an early return to Rome, the plans of Tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens are thrown into confusion when he is ordered to Colonia.  What seems like an easy posting among the veteran legionaries who have taken up residence in a new territory turns into a nightmare when warrior queen Boudicca rises in revolt.

Her armies burn and destroy all Roman buildings and people along her path - and Colonia is right in the middle of it.  Can Verrens and his men defend Colonia? Can they escape from the burning buildings? Can order be restored?  What will be the effect on his career? This is a historical novel ideal for anyone who is interested in Roman Britain, especially the military aspects. 

It would be nice to have a little more humanity within it rather than just the fights, but overall it is an easy, non challenging read.  Very descriptive, you can really feel as though you are there in the burning buildings, desperately seeking for a way out.

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