Titus Pullus, the hero of the 10th Legion and the Marching With Caesar series, tells his story from the very beginning of his life, starting with his relationship with his father, how his friendship with Vibius Domitius began, and how their burning ambition to join the Legions was helped by a veteran nicknamed Cyclops. Enlisting in the 10th Legion, raised in 61 B.C. by Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth of the 10th Legion recounts the first campaign ever conducted by Julius Caesar as a commander, when he quells an insurrection in Hispania, as seen through the eyes and from the perspective of the men like Titus and Vibius who actually did the fighting.
©2012, 2014 R.W. Peake (P)2014 R.W. Peake
I always enjoy stories about ancient Rome. This book was especially interesting because it's written from the perspective of a very young man who early on dreams of marching with the Roman army, a dream that keeps him going in the face of a father who hates his son. Learning about the actual development of a young soldier going through training and his first combat experiences was fascinating.
I would say his first battle.
Actually no, but that's not a problem. It's the kind of book that you want to keep going back to, expecting to hear more and more.
I will surely look for more books by R. W. Peake.
Seeing the first person account from a roman soldier on the ground, all the horror and bond soldiers form from battle.
Cant recall a book atm a book that has this perspective of the Roman era.
The Whole book.....
The loyalty men can show when deployed in battle.
It was very detailed and realistic. Believable and likeable main character.
It covered an aspect of the life of a Roman soldier that I haven't seen in other works.
Titus Pullus, the main character was my favorite.
I highly recommend this audio-book. The realistic focus on the everyday soldier of the Roman army is very interesting. The writing style and narration are also a little different as they come from the perspective of a retired soldier dictating his experiences. They fit that theme very well.
End of the world and Sci Fi are my favorites with a lot of historical fiction added in
The story is told in the first person as if the author is dictating his story to the scribe. It lacks artistic descriptions of the surroundings that you find in more literary novels. That is not a limitation but an advantage of this style.
I enjoyed listening to Titus tell the story of his boyhood and rookie year in the X Legion. The story reads as you would expect from someone speaking conversationally.
Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.
Love to Bungee!!
I always enjoy a good historical novel and this first installment of Peake's book about Caesar's 10th Legion really fit the bill. I had a hard time turning it off and can't wait for the next audiobook.
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