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Fortress of Spears: Empire III

Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Series: Empire (Riches), Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (167 ratings)

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Summary

In the enthralling third volume of Empire, Anthony Riches takes the legions deep into north Britannia, where the survivors of the rebellion still hope for revenge.

The Romans have vanquished the rebel alliance, leaving Calgus, Lord of the Northern Tribes, the prisoner of the chieftains he once led. But the new Roman leader will not let them rest. He forms an audacious plan to capture Dinpaladyr, the Selgovaes' fortress of spears, and return it to the hands of a trusted ally.

Marcus Aquila - burning for revenge on an enemy army that has killed one of his best friends - is part of the select group of infantry chosen to go north with the Petriana cavalry and take the fort before the rebel army can reach it. He believes his disguise as Centurion Corvus of the 2nd Tungrians is still holding.

But he is just a few days ahead of two of the emperor's agents, sent from Rome to kill him. Pitiless assassins who know his real name, and too much about his friends.

©2011 Anthony Riches (P)2011 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks

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  • 28-04-15

All action with a great historical bent.

Blood and guts a little overplayed for my liking ,but a very good story. I can't wait to read the next one.

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Nooooo!its finished

I have loved this book,the series just gets better and better.I ama 71 year old lady who quilts while listening ,and when the fights are on i go faster and faster.i have already downloaded the next book!!!

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Great book, terrible narrator

That says it all, it’s a sham the earlier books has such a great narrator

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Great Story

It is a Great Story and am looking forward to reading the rest of them

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Quality book

Awesome book just the narration that is annoying , the accents for the characters are not consistent, Scottish sounding barbarians ? And all accents are different than the former books , other than that it's a pukka book

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better and better

I can only repeat earlier reviews for books 1 and 2, Anthony Riches is surpassing cornwell and Scarrow as top historical fiction writer. plus Saul Reichlin brings excellent life to the characters with his marvellous narration.

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  • Frome, United Kingdom
  • 19-10-15

Can't wait for the next instalment.

Great story and believable characterisation from Saul Reichlin. Very enjoyable story and narration to which I look forward to the next instalment.

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I find this book excellent in its story and pesent

Where does Fortress of Spears: Empire III rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high

What did you like best about this story?

I would say the way deceit worked in the roman times

What does Saul Reichlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I don't enjoy reading but love listening

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes when the Romans took over the ort rest of spears

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Ramble

Not Simon scarrow, just can't get involved with the character,s do we. Care where they go??

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  • 03-12-18

Power

Done a well job and continuing the story and will be done With more intrigue in the next book