Regular price: $24.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling, award-winning author of Stiger's Tigers, Marc Alan Edelheit, delivers a new action-packed fantasy epic filled with gods and magic.

One of history's greatest mysteries, the Ninth Imperial Legion guarding Rome's northernmost frontier in Britannia disappeared around the year 122 AD. This is their story.

Badly outnumbered, facing certain destruction, and cut off from supply, the Imperial Roman Ninth Legion Hispana is in a desperate position. Surrounded by the hostile Celtic army, Senior Centurion Lucious Grackus Lisidus Karus must lead his men to safety after unexpectedly finding himself thrust into command of the legion.

Then the unthinkable happens.

Karus and the Ninth are transported to a strange place, far away from the Britannia they knew. The legion's deliverance from danger at first appears to be a blessing from the gods, but slowly they begin to uncover the secrets of this new land, a world that is slowly being overrun by a terrible evil. A young woman is discovered in a dungeon, where she has been abandoned and left to starve. Inextricably linked with Karus' own destiny, she may be the key to salvation, or worse, the instrument of destruction for the Ninth.

Cast adrift in a terrible war, Karus must find his way through the mysteries of this unfamiliar world, one that is filled with true magic, strange alien races, evil gods, and dragons. More importantly, Karus must discover his destiny, and complete a desperate task set for him by a god of Rome. Should he fail, it will mean certain destruction for the Ninth, the triumph of evil, and the rise of a new order.

Lost Legio IX is the first book in this exciting series.

"For these I set no bounds in space or time; but have given empire without end." (Jupiter, Virgil's Aeneid)

©2017 Marc Edelheit (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    117
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    101
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    3

Story

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    111
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Another Saga in the Series

A fantastic book and I believe my favorite of the series thus far. My criticism of Edelheit's marketing strategy is that he is drawing out multiple sagas within the series and not completing any of them, while making the consumer pay full price for only 7 to 8 hrs of listening. The books are short, which perhaps gives an appeal for some, but for me I feel there is just to much potential material that sould be used. All that being said, the story itself was fresh and exciting. The narrator choice was decent, but doesn't appear to have served in the military. Due to his lack of understanding on how military men communicate, like how to relay orders to subordinates.....
Besides those two complaints with the book, I have enjoyed the series so far and unfortunately have already finished his latest book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Going to be a Heck of a Series

I generally do not like fantasy, but after being accidentally introduced to the Stiger series, I have come to really enjoy the books. Now, Marc Edelheit has presented us with Book 1 of the prequel series and it looks like it is going to be great fun. The character development is good, not to many that you lose count. The narration was great.

The only problem is that I listened to the book in a couple of days and now I have to wait for the next installment. Great book, great listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Guilty Pleasure

I love this Author but more importantly love the concept of the Lost Roman Legion in a Fantasy Series. This portrayal is WAY better than Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series. It seems more real in a way. Or at least a more accurate portrayal of legion life (granted in a Fantasy setting).

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

great read !!!

excellent, well written and read. loved it. can't wait for next book.
Roman legion meets the Lord of the Rings

  • Overall

Great book but needs different narrator

I love the book! A great story that you would expect from this author. The narration comes from a kindly gentleman it is like being told by a grandfather in church. The story and adventure keeps you riveted to your seat. The narrator even though a easy to listen to voice is not made for this type of book. You need a Steven Brand, Simon Vance, Michael Kramer, or Tim Gerard Reynolds. It would be like the cherry on top. It would make the book a 5 star rating.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Awesome!

Another great book from one of my favorite authors. I bought the print and audio versions, and I am happy I purchased both of them.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Read

Just what I hoped it to be. Excellent characters and story line. Cannot wait to hear book 2.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Slow Starter with Great Ending to build upon

What made the experience of listening to Lost Legio IX the most enjoyable?

As a history buff, it was great experiencing the titles and names of Roman Legion order of battle.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost Legio IX?

Most memorable was the Battle scenes, the almost visceral detail.

What about Alex Hyde-White’s performance did you like?

Good use of inflection between characters, Not much pitch but use of accent. Very good work.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The ending Provided some deep excitement for the next book.

Any additional comments?

It was slow story with lots of groundwork to set. Learning the characters, and getting a feel for the story. The best stories are the ones that you cannot predict. I don't know how many times reading and listening. The author has lead me right down a path that I expected to go. Edelheit did a great job of not letting me get driven down an expected plot path. By the end of the book the developments Excited me to experience the next. That is Awesome! Cannot wait!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • James
  • Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • 01-15-18

I really wanted to like this one.

One thing for sure whatever it costs find Steven Brand and hire him.
I will stick with at least one more book. I really want to like the story. .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

turned out to be a prequal.

overall i loved the book. it was unexpectedly a prequal to the stiger series. i thought it was going to be a standalone. the story is great. my only issue with the audio is the that the way the speaker talks he makes everyone seem older than they are. but even with that, great book. now the long wait for the next one.....

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • mr m c whaley
  • 02-21-18

great but where are the rest!

this is the second series of his that is only half o n here? why is there at least not one complete set?

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Ian C Dando
  • 01-16-18

Great story.

What a great twist on the missing 9th mystery. All excellent- apart from the narrator. His accents/voice spoiled it for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Simon
  • 01-24-18

Lost and Most Definitely Found!

The loss of the Ninth Legion is one of the most intriguing stories of Rome's repeated efforts to conquer all of Britannia. The idea that a bunch of hairy-arsed barbarians could not just defeat one of Rome's most experienced elite legions but make them disappear without a trace is truly the stuff of legend. Edelheit has found a fantastic way to give his excellent Stiger series a compelling background in this prequel series.

So, once again we get that heady mix of Roman Legion based military history and fantasy with tales of legionary life including some excellent battle scenes. It's not quite as fast-moving as I remember the Stiger series being and I have to confess I wasn't 100% sold on the narration by Alex Hyde-White. The dialogue between the officers feels a bit false at times both due to the writing and the narration.

That said, it's good entertainment and sets things up very nicely for the series to come. I shall certainly be following this one to but note to the author . . . please don't forget Stiger while you're at it!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful