57 BC. 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.
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- Anonymer Hörer
Excellent narrative with a good „eagle‘s eye“ view
In contrast to most other writers who chose their tales from a perspective of (initially) simple soldiers or rank and files and their bloody, butchery experience, Turney provides the perspective from an experienced, sometimes grumpy but always very outspoken legate of Cesar‘s core legion, the tenth.
This provides on the one hand a more strategic, historic perspective of the grand scheme of things to come whilst at the same time his narrative is showing how against trrmendous odds endurances, comraderie and rivalries paired with historic, fateful events shaped the might if the legions and ultimately the loyalty to Cesar and henceforth the doom of mankind’s first (longlasting) republic.
Promisingly, the next book will confront the heroes more with Roman politics and the failure of the Senate to maintain the integrity of the republican institutions... All worn down and sacrificed between the extreme ambitions of a couple of great men... „Great“ men...?