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Warrior queens and roman invaders do battle in the final volume of this thrilling epic fantasy trilogy.

Caesar's soldiers have murdered, massacred, and pillaged their way through Gaul and loom on the far side of the sea, ready to descend upon Britain - with them are an unstoppable legion of men twisted by dark magic. Somehow Queen Lowa must repel the invasion, although her best general is dead and her young druid powerless. She faces impossible odds, but when the alternative is death or slavery, a warrior queen will do whatever it takes to save her people.

Every empire has its downfall.

©2015 Angus Watson (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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I don't know if it can get better than this

Angus Watson has delivered in all 3 novels in his triology. I find myself thinking of the books days after I finished the last one. It's that kind of novel you can't wait to finish and when you are finished you regret that you were in such a hurry. If you are a fan of gritty fantasy with a lof of humour in it this series is a given. I shouldn't forget the narrator, Sean Barrett is definately one of the best.

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Great Badgers Bullocks this is funny!

Great characters combined with an clever and inventive interpretation of British History. Loved it!

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Brilliant! !!

Best trilogy I have ever listened to. Gus is an absolute writing genius. Buy it !!!

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Caesar meets his match

Right off, the whole concept that 55BC Britain was tribal and to quote Hobbs, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short" is entirely believable; as is the possibility that most tribes were run by brutal and avarice leaders. However, the parts where a beneficent matriarchal leader, Queen Lowa, could unite all these tribes within a few years is on the fever dream side of fantasy; let alone the meta-powerful druids bits. The ending, while wrapping up most of the loose ends was a bit unsatisfying in that it seemed rushed and not fully developed.

With that said, it's not uncommon for more recent fantasy novels to portray these types of events occurring, Game of Thrones being the most obvious. Where I take issue with it in the story is that its design to imagine it existing in pre-literate British society. Mostly because it then begs the question of why weren't there other notable matriarchal British rulers following that era; especially, considering how enlightened Lowa had been.

Still, it was a self-acclaimed fantasy and I enjoyed the entire series and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a lot of battle bloodlust and seeing Caesar getting his butt kicked by a couple of women.

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Deep Thinking Characters

I love the way Gus puts you into the mind of a character. We all have that inner chatter going on in our mind, mostly meaningless crap on autopilot. Gus has a way of making you feel like you are inside a character's mind, which makes you feel like you are that character. The inner dialogue makes his characters deep.

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Great narrator but the story got old

The story got booring halfway through the second book. I tried to keep going but had to stop. I just didn't care anymore. I LOVED the first book though!

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Funny, interesting, but nothing special

I hate to say, but this bit of historical fantasy fiction is enjoyable and eminently forgettable. I love the characters, which is why I finished it. The descriptive bluntness has a peculiar effect, namely that it is, well, effective. Modern language and expressions gleefully break the fourth wall of historical context, which is fun, but there's not much here to warrant a re-read or deep thought. Very much the hostess snack of audiobooks. Enjoyable, quick, not very filling, and leaves you craving something more substantial.

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great series

loved this series and the narrator is brilliant!. The main characters are totally likeable and funny.

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Cream of the crop

Amazing trilogy. Top quality narrator. This series is a must read. I finished the trilogy in a weekend. So good I put my plans on hold.

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awesome series

this was a great series. graphic but not too explicit. really enjoyed this read. highly recommend