First Spear

First Spear

by Brent Nielsen


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ISBN-13: 9781441584892
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 11/30/2009
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

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First Spear 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once past the prologue I couldn't put it down until I had finished!
BNielsen More than 1 year ago
As a huge Bernard Cornwall and Patrick Obrian fan I spent over twenty years researching the material for this first of several novels documenting the lives of several Centurions who a) Fought and died for Caesar b) Really lived. I was never interested in writing another book about Caesar and all the drama with him, Marc Antony, and Cleopatra. This and any others in the future will focus on the perspective of the Centurions and the Legios who followed them. Gaius Crastinus, with his comrades Pullo and Vorenus join the Legions as youngsters and undergo the Rudimentum Militare, a merciless training under the supervision of brutal and pitiless Centurios. After a bloody baptism against roaving bands of Lusitanii tribesmen, the young Legios are transferred to Italy where Senator Catiline, after loosing a bid for election to Consul formulates a rebellion. Can untried and untested Legios survive hundreds of grueling miles crossing deserts, deadly midwinter seas, and mutinous internal factions and a deadly enemies who outnumber them?
Mdarklighter More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, and let me tell you it isn't the kind of book I would normally read. I prefer Science Fiction. But a friend wrote this book and I hung around with him off and on over the years as it came together, so I am a little biased, but even still... What a great book! fans of this time period, stories of war and the men that serve their leaders and appreciate accurate details and tactics will really like this book. It truly puts you in ancient Rome and it's surroundings and makes you feel you are among the characters. It reads rich with accurate details of how these people lived and served and has a great story to connect it all together. I say nothing more lest I start describing the story itself, and for that you will have to read it. Once read, you will want to add it to your collection, and hope for a nice leather bound version. All you SCA members out there need to read this book.