Marius' Mules: The Invasion of Gaul [NOOK Book]

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It is 58BC, and the Tenth Legion under Marcus Falerius Fronto are encamped at Cremona awaiting the arrival of the great general Julius Caesar.

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.

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Marius' Mules: The Invasion of Gaul

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Overview

It is 58BC, and the Tenth Legion under Marcus Falerius Fronto are encamped at Cremona awaiting the arrival of the great general Julius Caesar.

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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011235245
  • Publisher: S.J.A. Turney
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Series: Marius' Mules , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 119,376
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

I live with my wife, little boy, baby girl and two (theoretically) dogs in rural North Yorkshire, where I sit in an office and attempt to spin engrossing tales out of strands of imagination while my children drive toys across my desk between me and my work.A born and bred Yorkshireman with a love of country, history and architecture, I spend most of my (rapdily diminishing) free time travelling around ancient sites, writing, researching the ancient world and playing with my children.Having written a number of unpublished short stories in my early days, I decided back in 2003 to try and write a full length novel. That was the start of Marius' Mules. Being a fan of Roman history, I decided to combine my love of writing and my love of the classical world. Marius' Mules was followed two years later by Interregnum - my attempt to create a new fantasy story still with a heavy flavour of Rome.These have been followed by numerous sequels, with three books in the fantasy 'Tales of the Empire' series and five in the bestselling 'Marius' Mules' one. 2013 has seen the first book in a 15th century trilogy - 'The Thief's Tale' - and will also witness several side projects seeing the light of day.
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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    This is not an historical novel; it is a work of fictionalized h

    This is not an historical novel; it is a work of fictionalized history. A novel has plot, characters with depth and motivation, moving descriptive passages. Fictionalized history inserts an individual who actually didn't exist into an historical setting and renders a history lesson from his view point.. No plot, no characterization, no moving descriptions (unless you count gory wound descriptions). Apparently no editor either, as the book is full of typos and grammatical errors. Read Sidebottom instead for good Roman historical fiction.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    Good hisorical fun and a great read

    Loved the characters and the story. Well written. Crisp. Enjoyed the battle scenes. Just a great, fun read. That aside, a few issues. A number of typos in the book. From a historical point of view, a number of issues, most specifically the existence of corn, which doesn't arrive in Europe until after 1492. Also Caesar's supposed looking down at centurion for a legate position when in fact he did promote centurions, although not this early in the war in Gaul. For a historical buff, the detract somewhat from the story. But short of that, just a good read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Reminds me of Bernard Cornwell at his best.

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  • Posted March 6, 2010

    Great fast past read that you'll not want to put down.

    Other then the publishers should of proof read the book before printing and that the Roman Empire ...was not that until later in the game ....during this period it was still a republic.

    All that aside, this is one of those great entertaining reads that will keep you coming back for more and then wish you had of taken your time when it's finished.

    Very entertaining.

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    Posted February 10, 2012

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