Warriors of Epona: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Eagles and Dragons Book 3) Book Review
Amazon describes the book:
At the peak of Rome’s might a dragon is born among eagles, an heir to a line both blessed and cursed by the Gods for ages.
It is the year A.D. 208, and Emperor Septimius Severus’ legions are set to invade Caledonia in an effort to subdue the rebellious tribes north of Hadrian’s Wall once and for all.
Ahead of the legions, the emperor has sent Lucius Metellus Anguis, prefect of an elite force of Sarmatian cavalry, to re-establish contact with Rome’s old allies and begin waging bloody war on the rebel tribes. As the guerrilla war rages on the edge of the highlands, the legions, the imperial court, and Lucius’ own family draw nearer to the front he was commanded to secure.
With the help of his horse warriors, can Lucius snatch victory from the chaos and blood of war? Can he keep the family he has not seen in years safe? As Lucius is drawn into a mysterious world of violence and despair, he discovers that his greatest enemy may well be the one within.
Find out if the Gods will turn their backs on Lucius, or if they will pull him out of the darkness before it is too late…
Warriors of Epona is the fourth novel in Adam Alexander Haviaras’ ground-breaking Eagles and Dragons historical fantasy series. If you like books by Douglas Jackson, Manda Scott, and Marion Zimmer Bradley, or movies like Gladiator and Centurion, then you will love this historical series that combines adventure, romance, and the supernatural.
Buy Warriors of Epona today and set off on a thrilling adventure on the edge of the Roman Empire!
Here is what readers have to say about the Eagles and Dragons series:
“Raw and unswerving in war and peace… New author to me but ranks along side Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow. The attention to detail and all the gory details are inspiring and the author doesn’t invite you into the book he drags you by the nasal hairs into the world of Roman life sweat, tears, blood, guts and sheer heroism. Well worth a nights reading because once started it’s hard to put down.”
“Graphic, uncompromising and honest… A novel of heroic men and the truth of the uncompromising horror of close combat total war…”
“Loved this book! I’m an avid fan of Ancient Rome and this story is, perhaps, one of the best I’ve ever read.”
“See ancient Rome through the eyes of a legionnaire… Join the adventure. You won’t regret it.”
“Wow – what a book. Well researched, well written and a cracking ripping yarn! Lots of blood and guts but this shows the REAL Roman way and also describes the reality of war and slaughter. Buy it and enjoy. I did and I am a woman – not a swashbuckling -story type bloke! Oh and there’s Ancient Gods as well thrown into the mix.”
“I would add this author to some of the great historical writers such as Conn Iggulden, Simon Scarrow and David Gemmell. The characters were described in such a way that it was easy to picture them as if they were real and have lived in the past, the book flowed with an ease that any reader, novice to advanced can enjoy and become fully immersed…”
My Own Thoughts On This Book:
For some reason this particular story did not grab me.
I appear to be the exception to the rule as most of the reviews I have read report this as being one of the better books in the series.
Perhaps I am being harsh but the supporting characters did not come alive for me this time.
I think the ending leaves it open for a better story line in the next book in the series so I shall reserve judgement.
None the less as the other reviews above disclose – another good read from this author.
About The Author:
Adam Alexander Haviaras is a writer, blogger and historian. He is the author of the best selling Eagles and Dragons historical fantasy series, The Carpathian Interlude historical horror series, and a new novel set during the ancient Olympics, Heart of Fire.
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