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Imperial Legions: A Novel
     

Imperial Legions: A Novel

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by Andrew M. Seddon
 

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ISBN-13:
9780805421804
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.03(d)

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Imperial Legions 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imperial Legions is an excellent book about the Roman domination of Britain and the Boudiccan rebellion of 60 A.D. The historical background given by the author is great and leaves the reader with no questions. The story follows the main character Sergius through his entrance into the army and his subsequent maturing into a man both in deed and in thought. The subplot here is how Sergius struggles in balancing his newfound religion, christianity, against his Roman duties in the military. What ensues is a great contrast between Christianity, Roman, and the Briton Druid religions. Seddon presents each religion and the struggles each faces. The story is also told from many different points of view. The narrator is 3rd person omniscent so it allows the reader to really learn a lot about each important character in the story. Along with being a war story filled with wonderfully written battle secens, Imperial Legions is also a great love story. Sergius meets a Briton, Alidih, and a Romeo and Juliet motif occurs: two lovers from different backgrounds trying to make it work. The only problems I had with Imperial Legions is the appearances of Paullus, or better known as the apostle Paul, and the first 100 pages. The book really didn't need Paul's appearances to be effective. I would rather have seen Sergius remembering Paul's teachings rather than learning them firsthand. Also, the first 100 pages move very slowly, but thereafter the book flows along at a great pace. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in historical fiction or religion. It is a great read.