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It is 58 BC, and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepare for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar. Marcus Falerius Fronto, commander of the Tenth, is a career soldier and longtime companion of Caesar's. 

Despite his desire for the simplicity of the military life, he cannot help but be drawn into intrigue and politics as Caesar engineers a motive to invade the lands of Gaul. Fronto is about to discover that politics can be as dangerous as battle, that old enemies can be trusted more than new friends, and that standing close to such a shining figure as Caesar, even the most ethical of men risk being burned.

©2010 S. J. A. Turney (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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At Last!! Something else worth listening to!

If like me you love Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell, Matthew Harffy, Anthony Riches, Robert Fabbri and Ben Kane, buy this, you will not be dissapointed! A thoroughly enjoyable listen and a great take on Julius Caesar and the intrigues of Roman life. So far only up to book 4 is available on Audible, hopefully that will soon change because I have loved all 4 thus far!

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Wow Marius Mules

Finally, Marius Mules on Audio :) I have read all the series but to listen to them on audio is fabulous. Great great story, a must for Roman enthusiasts.

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Not bad of its kind

I tend to read books like this when there’s nothing else I want to read. That sounds harsh but they do tend to be a bit March-Fight-March-Lose a Minor Character -climactic battle. This fits that general mould but has decent characters not weighed down by traumatic back stories. It’s not brilliantly written (there’s a whole drinking game to be got from the use of the word gutteral) but it’s fine.

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Solid Roman Military Fiction

Great characters and story line. Excellent narration. The author obviously has a sound grip on the histor

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  • Just_Shoppin
  • 04-04-20

The best Roman series I’ve listened to!

This is a well balanced, even stable book. God characters, realistic storyline, good pacing and excellent narration. This book is a pleasure to listen to. No character or two powerful or untouched. Great story and series I will consume.

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  • Todd
  • 16-01-20

Great First Book!!!!

S.J.A. Turney did an amazing job with this. the story is full and the character development is on point. more importantly he did his research before writing...which makes a huge difference. This is definitely a "page turner" Also some of the best narration. He has a strong voice, energetic, and is not monotone. I look forward to more books in this series

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  • razzie
  • 08-12-19

a bit repititive

to explain the rationale for an attack, and to give the feel of the comaraderie between the soldiers, the author used grins and growls repeatedly.

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  • Suzi Jones
  • 17-12-20

excellent series!

phenomenal writer, amazing narration. exceptional storyline. sad to have series ending in three books, want MORE.

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  • dumpygramps
  • 16-10-20

A must read/listen to novel.

great novel. Can't wait to listen to next book. I would say it was as good a Colleen McCollaugh's series on ancient Rome

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  • jgoddard5858
  • 05-08-20

Fantastic Novel and Series

This is by far one of the best series I have read. The series overall has been great to read and I buy every book the day it comes out on audible. Narrator is fantastic as well. Would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Lisa A Markell
  • 06-01-20

More Please

I have read all of the books in this series and the addition of the audio books is fantastic I look forward to adding all of the audio books to my collection.