• Title: The Belgae
  • Author: S.J.A. Turney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Belgae BC The fearsome Belgae have gathered a great army to oppose Rome and Fronto and the legions assemble once to take Caesar s war against the most dangerous tribes in the northern world While the legi
    57BC The fearsome Belgae have gathered a great army to oppose Rome, and Fronto and the legions assemble once to take Caesar s war against the most dangerous tribes in the northern world.While the legions battle the Celts in the fiercest war of Caesar s career, the plots and conspiracies against him, both at Rome and among his own army, become ever deeper and dan57BC The fearsome Belgae have gathered a great army to oppose Rome, and Fronto and the legions assemble once to take Caesar s war against the most dangerous tribes in the northern world.While the legions battle the Celts in the fiercest war of Caesar s career, the plots and conspiracies against him, both at Rome and among his own army, become ever deeper and dangerous.

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    1. I'm enjoying the continuing story of Legate Fronto and his fellow officer friends during Caesar's Gaul campaign. The novel recounts how each individual tribe of the Belgae is subdued, either through diplomacy [I wish there had been more] or through the Roman Army's winning skirmishes and battles. I am disliking Caesar more and more for his unnecessary cruelty, just plain underhandedness, and his using of others for self-aggrandizement. His senior officers and particularly the engineering prodigy [...]

    2. Excellent book. It picket up right where the one before ended and with the same levels of wit, writing skill, and expertise. I am sure the author always has to spent lots of time over maps and perhaps models when he is planning the book. I've read quite a bit of Roman military historical fiction, but this series is quickly becoming one of my favourites!

    3. extremely interestingThe author's sense of humor had me literally doubled over with laughter when one of the tribes marched out to meet Caesar and his legions playing what I assume were very early bagpipes'. Romans apparently never heard the sound before, and when Caesar exclaimed 'what the hell is that sound?' one of his staff replied, 'sounds like a hundred men farting in a cave.' I laughed for a good ten minutes, tears rolling down my cheeks. Even now, as I write this, two days later, I still [...]

    4. This review is from: Marius' Mules II: The Belgae (Kindle Edition)Product Description57BC. The fearsome Belgae have gathered a great army to oppose Rome, and Fronto and the legions assemble once more to take Caesar's war against the most dangerous tribes in the northern world.While the legions battle the Celts in the fiercest war of Caesar's career, the plots and conspiracies against him, both at Rome and among his own army, become ever deeper and more dangerous.ReviewThis author keeps improving [...]

    5. I know the 2nd part of Caesar's De Bello Gallico, on which this novel is based, very well so this was interesting to compare. The author takes Caesar's writings as gospel, even though historians mostly don't. Even the troop numbers of the Gauls and Belgae, which are almost certainly grossly exagerated to impress Caesar's audience back home, are taken at face value. The Gauls and Belgae are portrayed as uncivilised, dumb barbarians, and Roman soldiers are shown as slaughtering ten times their num [...]

    6. Enjoyed the battle scenes which I think are captured well, enjoyed the interplay between the characters. However I do question just how superhuman the characters are, that's the second book where frankly I doubt if many of them would have survived one or two of the wounds they get. Putting that to one side they are well paced and hold my attention. I also like the way the Belgae are talked up as significantly less than the standard barbarian.Have to say the amount of drinking seems excessive for [...]

    7. What can I say? As good as book 1 in the series,No2 is better because if you've read the 1st book, you already knows the characters.So you go straight into the story, which kept me there till the end,not wanting to put it down.unfortunately I had to sleep.I'm a newcomer to reading books (last couple of yearsw 50 yo)and I like the fictional history and if I keep finding books like to read it's gonna keep me going.if Roman fiction is your thing ,this for you.

    8. I love Marius Mules books on Rome. I read two books in his trilogy of ancient Rome and I'm reading the third book of the trilogy and I'm feeling a little sad that it's coming to an end. I've grown to love the main character Leget Fronto one of Caesar's generals. It's through his eyes that the stories unfold.These books aren't for everyone. But if you like history and plenty of action then you'll enjoy these very well written books.

    9. I finished this book a while back but just now getting around to reviewing it. It's better than a good read; it's informative and insightful about this fascinating time. I went to Belgium three years ago just to find out what and why the place is all about. The beer was really good and the politics were curious; after reading about it in Turney's book I think I can see why. Good job Mr. Turney. I'm chasing you and will be current soon.

    10. I loved this book. This writer keeps the action flowing and introduces some interesting characters. If you are a Roman-o-phile or just like intrigue and swords, you will like this series and this book.

    11. I read this a few years ago, a good solid read, great if you enjoy the "sword and sandal" style book although this focuses more on the military command side of things. Easy to read, will definitely look up more of this series.

    12. A great read if you enjoy historical fiction, well researched and presented in an entertaining way. Top Marks all round for this great piece of work.

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