The Last Roman (The Praetorian Series - Book I)

The Last Roman (The Praetorian Series - Book I)

by Edward Crichton
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The Last Roman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books that I have read. There are a few minor typos but they do not subtract from the plot. I highly recomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and very enjoyable. An interesting historical romp that provides a well thought out interpretation to the question: "What would happen if you take modern day soldiers and put them in ancient Rome?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and looking forward to reading the series. A good what if for an alernate universe type story of going back in time with modern weapons and training. Would highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. Read it! First of all, that guy nitpicking every detail is ridiculous. I didn't even catch most of them and had them in the back of my mind after reading the review. Ridiculous. And the typos were there but there were so few and hardly break the immersion.  I loved this story so much I had to point out his flawed review. The Last Roman wove a fun tale that gave the time travel shtick new . The characters are great, the pacing is fast, the dialogue is fun... I was totally immersed. Can't wait for the sequel. If you're a fan of military adventure and/or Ancient Rome, this is the book for you.
dusti2000 More than 1 year ago
An absolutely engrossing read, well thought out and researched, almost impossible to put down. If there is a criticism, it would have to be that it has to end, the characters are easy to identify with (being a retired military officer) and the situations they find themselves in are believable. If you are looking for a good book, pick this one up and prepare yourself for a trip into the past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally felt involved with all the characters. I like the chemistry with the 2 main characters: Hunter and Helena. I liked the military detail. I felt like I was battling with them. Cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Despite some distracting editing errors, this was a fun, fast paced read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
317 pages. This was free and kept my attention throughout the story. I don't usually read this type of "war"book, it was the time travel that caught my interest. I read as fast as I could, anxiously hoping the heros would be safe. It kept my attention throughout. However, I felt conflicted regarding the path the protaganist chose to follow. I'm not sure they chose the moral way. The story never resolves. The final chapter is a transition to the next book. I'm not sure I will buy the next book.
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Yes some typos. Yes lots of detail . None of that made the telling less enjoyable, the best free read yet . And only the second where I will read the next.
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lots of history and lots of sifi, sometimes strange, but still, a very good book.
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An interesting sci-fi premise. Starts out in the near future & then goes back in time. Would have liked to know more about what the pontiff knew & why he would chance changing history, but maybe that will be covered in future books. Niggling details aside, I enjoyed this book and will read the next one. Very happy this was a full story but there is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end. If you like this one you will want to read the next one, but if you don't this is good on its own & ends fairly well.
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This is a good read. Think "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" with a squad of SEALs as the Yankees and Imperial Rome as the court. Unfortunately, the author is neither Mark Twain nor Tom Clancy, even though he tries to write this as part Clancy-esque military techno-thriller and part history of Rome. Are all action heroes as stupid as this protagonist? The problem is two-fold. First, the story has all sorts of improbably, if not outright wrong, details. For example, 30,000 feet is not "high enough to see the curve of the earth" nor falling from which "Italy quickly losing its boot like appearance". And if I were trying to sneak into modern Italy near Rome, the last thing I'd do would be a HALO insertion. The Pope sets up his own special forces teams to conduct hard contact (as in shoot to kill) anti-terror missions? A submarine traveling from Rome to Syria--about 1200 nautical miles--in six hours? Or a team traveling from Rome to the vicinity of the English channel and back--using first century means--in less than two weeks? If C-4 can blow down a wall from the inside, can't it also do so from the outside? A king-sized bed size container of weapons, amoo and food which can be easily lifted and carried? Second, this book needed to be proofread before publishing. There were many illogical sentences. Many homophones. (You can't count on Spell Check to flag those.) Word choice: "guard unit to Thespian kings", "the ominous read glare", "last rights" (rites), "walking tediously on her own", "overly stubborn", "down into", "back into" and "horizontally plumed helmets" (no, centurion's helmets are transversely plumed). Lots of data dumps.
Lorec More than 1 year ago
I found this to be way to detailed and easy to lose interest. I would think that someone liking war and battle themes or history of a small period of the Roman Empire, early first century could find interest. This was a poor substitute for a Conneticutt Yankee in King Arthur's court. There could have been a better ending to tie into world history. I would not desire to read follow on books.