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Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul: Second Edition
     

Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul: Second Edition

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by R.W. Peake, Marina Shipova (Illustrator), BZ Hercules (Editor)
 
This is the Second Edition of the bestselling Marching With Caesar®-Conquest of Gaul.

Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul is a first-person narrative, written in the form of a memoir as dictated to a scribe of Titus Pullus, Legionary, Optio, First Spear Centurion of Caesar's 6th and 10th Legion. The memoir is written three years after his retirement as Camp

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This is the Second Edition of the bestselling Marching With Caesar®-Conquest of Gaul.

Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul is a first-person narrative, written in the form of a memoir as dictated to a scribe of Titus Pullus, Legionary, Optio, First Spear Centurion of Caesar's 6th and 10th Legion. The memoir is written three years after his retirement as Camp Prefect, when Titus is 61 years old.

Starting with the first volume in the series, Marching With Caesar®-Birth of the 10th Legion Titus, along with his boyhood friend Vibius Domitius, have joined the 10th Legion in the draft of 61 BC, when Gaius Julius Caesar is the governor of Spain.

Titus and Vibius endure the harsh training, and participate in their first campaign, the suppression of a rebellion by the Lusitani tribes of Hispania. With this campaign completed, the 10th Legion is marched to Narbo Martius, their new permanent home.

Three years after joining the legions, the 10th is called on again, this time to be part of the subjugation of Gaul, one of the greatest feats of arms in any period of history. During the subsequent campaigns, the 10th cements its reputation as Caesar's most favored and trusted legion, and is involved in most of the major actions during this period.

This second book of a completed series closes with Caesar crossing the Rubicon, and the 10th preparing to march to war, this time against fellow Romans.

Critical praise for Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul:
"Fans of Roman historical fiction- or military fiction just in general- shouldn't miss what looks to be one heck of a series."
-The Historical Novel Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781941226049
Publisher:
R.W. Peake
Publication date:
01/24/2014
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

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Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
StuartMacpherson More than 1 year ago
An amazingly interesting story. The story just captures your attention. I find myself avoiding important house hold jobs just to sit and read this book instead, as it is so addictive (my fiancée was actually telling our friends that I've been ignoring her to read some stupid book! How dare she.) It is well written and it just captures your imagination... the characters are very real, you can actually imagen that these people are real, that it was actually someone's diary. The story has a very good plot, explaining everything where it has to, but leaving enough to your imagination to get you stuck reading it all day. When things happen to the characters I felt myself reacting with the characters, feeling for them as if they were real. There is also some very good historic knowledge in this book, I am finding things out that I didn't know even though I have been an avid Roman history buff for year. I am a massive fan of ancient history novels, such as B Cornwell, S Scarrow, C Iggulenn, A Riches, S Turney etc, and this book defiantly can go head to head with any of them. In conclusion, it has everything you could want, violence, comradery, romance, heart ache, and more violence. It is certainly worth a read, you won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Violent and painstakingly researched. Great view of Caesar from a soldier's life.
MKBear More than 1 year ago
A very good view of what it was like to serve in the Roman legion from the perspective of a young man growing up thru the ranks describing the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Lets you experience the pride and the gore of the Roman soldiers.
daveb48 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It provides gritty and probably quite realistic descriptions of battles and the everyday lives of Roman Legionaries. Battle scenes are often brutal and gory, but that was the reality of the time in which they are set. The main character, Titus Pullus, is at once hard and savage as well as sensitive to even his enemies. I am anxious to read the rest of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's told from the point of view of a fresh recruit into the 10th legion under Ceasar before he rose to power. It had what I thought was an authentic voice with the young legionairies reminding me of men I had soldiered with myself in their attitudes and points of view. The author does a good job of describing the tactical and larger strategic situations as well as the overall political situations facing the legion, Ceasar and Rome at the time as well without getting so involved that the story gets lost. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series.
BethLynnLynne More than 1 year ago
Marching with Caesar is an extremely interesting account of a young soldier's experiences in the Roman Legion during the reign of Gaius Julius Caesar. Titus Pomponius Pullus is a young farm boy whose father has not much use for him, so he enlists in the Roman army. There, he demonstrates his skills as both a devoted career soldier with great potential. R.W. Peake traces first part of the fascinating career of Pullus in fine detail, from early basic training with his friend Vibius through the battles (ending with the "Rubicon") in graphic detail as though he himself lived it, all told from the main character's point of view. The dialogue contributes to the realism and authenticity of the time. Although I am not a history buff, I found myself engrossed in the story right from the beginning. This is is much more than a mere novel, but an epic story that I recommend highly for its historical accuracy and entertainment value. Seldom do readers find both; R.W. Peake will be a name to watch for in the Historical Fiction genre, especially since this is the first in a trilogy!