The Tiger

Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer, Book 2
Narrated by: Steven Brand
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (1,236 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Abandoned and cut off from friendly lines, Stiger takes the fight to the enemy!

A nobleman from an infamous family, an imperial legionary officer, a fighter, and a right proper bastard of a man...

Captain Ben Stiger captured Castle Vrell and rid it of a minion of a dark god. Now he finds himself cut off from the empire, with a hostile rebel army marching on the legion's fortress where they guard the entrance to Vrell Valley. It is not in Stiger's nature to simply wait for the enemy. Badly outnumbered and facing odds greater than 20 to one, he sets out to impede the enemy's advance and show them the steel that the legions are made of.

To help him on his way he has the services of his friend, Eli, one of the last remaining elven rangers. As if matters could not get worse, an army of dwarves is preparing to retake Castle Vrell, a sacred place they name Grata'Kor.

There are forces at play greater than Stiger can imagine. To survive he must contend with not only a well-supported rebel army but also a hostile dwarven nation intent on fulfilling a mysterious prophecy that has the potential to shatter the world and bring ruin to the empire.

The battle to save the empire and the world continues in this action-packed adventure.

©2015 Marc Alan Edelheit (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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better and better

Great new series, combining a fictional Roman war with Fantasy. The first book was good, but a bit slow to develop. The author needed time to develop his characters and kills a few off in the action packed second book.

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great story. great narrarator. however too short

books should be combined.
the story is fascinating however. he truly has a way with battle fantasy without being overly cruel or gore stuck. also Steven brand is an amazing narrarator

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Great new melding of two of my favorite genres.

As a big fan of Douglas Jackson's "Hero of Rome" etc and the occasional fantasy romp I was pleased with the detailed look at a new concept.. a Roman legionary surrounded by elves, dwarves, and magic!

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Love the series, great narrator

Listened to the first chapter of the first book and was immediately hooked. Looking forward to more,

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Excellent excallent

Really excellent book I can't wait for the next one. Great story I usually don't like magic added in but this was so interesting and very well written. I can't wait to see what is in store for the Tigers.

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Roman like fantasy military

lots of action, no romance, fair amount of conversation, fair descriptions. good military fantasy adventure.

loved it. loved the first one too. really looking forward to the next one.

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Bernard Cornwell with magic

Well done, good characters, exciting plot. worth the read. looking forward to more. very enjoyable.

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Good second in this series.

This is a good book. I enjoyed every bit. At rare moments the reader, Steven Brand seems monotone, also can seem as if every word is evenly paved or slightly unnatural. This is being perhaps a little trivial given the fact his performance in this series is a perfect match for the story. Overall one of my favorite audio performers. His efforts here are enjoyable 95% of the time. The auther has done a great job of only repeating the information required from the first book. No excess repetition which annoys me in other series. I am moving on to book 3 anf recommend this series so far.

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A great book and great narration

I've really enjoyed the mix of fantasy with historical elements! This is the first audio book in a while that I couldn't wait until my next car ride to find out what happened next and had to buy the Kindle version as well!

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Roman's and Fantasy must read

A must read if you enjoy roman military history mixed with fantasy best of both worlds.

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  • 07-17-16

Fast-moving Fantasy With Claws!

This series is fast nestling nicely into my “guilty pleasures” category. I am a bit disappointed to see that it hasn’t managed to appeal to greater numbers but I can understand that a fantasy / military history cross-over is not going to appeal to the widest audience. This is however great fun and the second book very much ups the ante from the previous one in terms of non-stop action. Most of the book is spent describing a fabulous fighting retreat by the Tigers which I found very compelling listening.

While there is also a strong fantasy element though that doesn't dominate the action. The book also includes some important scene setting for what promises to be one almighty battle in the next book. The Dwarves are threatening, but for which side is the key question! Either way in this one the action comes thick and fast and it’s all very well narrated by Steven Brand, I think this fast pace within the story line is very well suited to his narration style.

So yes as I mentioned in my review of the opening book this series is a quirky one but if you feel like you want to try something fast-paced and full of action this series feels like a reasonable place to start. I will be there pretty much as soon as the next one is released!

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  • Tammy K
  • 06-23-20

A Great Adventure

Love the reader, he does a great job, keeps it simple. Love the story and the characters. I find it very interesting hearing all the battle tactics. There is a bit of phrasing repetition that makes me roll my eyes at the writer but who cares! that's a tiny thing and the bigger thing is great. Really worth a listen if you like legionnaires mixed with other fantastical races. Love. It.

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  • mr m c whaley
  • 06-16-19

great reads but only half a book

as with all of Marc Alan edelheits books it's a great listen. but what could be one book he turns in to 3 . purely for monetary reasons . this is how he churns out 3 a year.

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 06-24-18

exciting

really enjoyed, fans of scarrow cornwell etc will really enjoy. lots of characters growing as story progresses, still getting used to narrator but the detail of age and battle scenes are incredible.

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  • bill sneddon
  • 04-18-18

stigers tigers

a brilliant story, cannot wait for the next book , as I like these storylines.

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  • Walter
  • 09-17-17

Not as good as the first book, but still fabulous

My expectations after the first book were sky-high and while this one is paced a bit slower it still moves along so fast you wonder where 10 hours went. On to book 3!