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Eboracum: The Village By Graham Clews,

  • Title: Eboracum: The Village
  • Author: Graham Clews
  • ISBN: 9781425119997
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s historical action with a romantic twist Book One of the Eboracum series pits Celts against Romans in A.D 41 Travel back in time to what is now York, U.K but was once known as Eboracum, the village, as two opposing families fight for land, justice and love Cethen Lamh fada and his sharp witted wife Elena are the defenders taking on the Roman War Machine They re uIt s historical action with a romantic twist Book One of the Eboracum series pits Celts against Romans in A.D 41 Travel back in time to what is now York, U.K but was once known as Eboracum, the village, as two opposing families fight for land, justice and love Cethen Lamh fada and his sharp witted wife Elena are the defenders taking on the Roman War Machine They re up against Gaius Sabinius, a Roman engineer, who arrives in the village with orders that ultimately drives Cethen from the life he knows.The Village is a riveting tale laced with the dark humour, hard romance and the bittersweet reality of life It s about everyday people with familiar problems that echo down through the centuries to today s reader.
    Eboracum The Village It s historical action with a romantic twist Book One of the Eboracum series pits Celts against Romans in A D Travel back in time to what is now York U K but was once known as Eboracum the villag

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    1. I enjoyed this one no end This review only covers vol 1 in a trilogy about the Roman fortress Eboracum, from village to wooden fortress to final stone incarnation The whole trilogy is the sagas of two families, one Roman and one Brigantian, spanning a little than 50 years 71 122 AD in Britannia, set against this background The Brigantian family is headed by a minor chieftain, Cethen Lamh fada Cethenof the long arms , vassal of Venutius and Vellocatus, who are serial husbands of Cartimandua, the [...]

    2. I loved how Mr Clews told the story from both sides of the battle I was incredibly impressed at the attention to detail the author showed for the accurate language, clothing and general setting in this book He rode right on the line of too much detail a few times but stopped right before it got annoying.Gaius was a bit of a pompous jerk in some parts of the story but I was happy to see that worked through in the end I wanted to like him for his tenacity for survival as well as his underdog of Ro [...]

    3. I came across this novel through Good reads and embarked on it without much hope since I ve read the beginning of a lot of very badly written novels set in Roman Britain But this, to my delight was not one of them It s extremely well written, with characters who for the most part are older people, and who are complex, contradictory, conflicted and, at times, very funny The main protagonists are on either side of the Roman Native Britain conflict in the first century when Rome was expanding its w [...]

    4. The author of The Village says this book isn t a romance But I beg to differ I fell in love with the two main characters, Cethen and Gaius One s a Celt One s a Roman And they re at war with each other.It s 71 AD in what is now the north of Great Britain Cethen the Celt is living somewhat peacefully with his wife and children when Gaius the Roman shows up The two are pitted against each other from that moment on So were my hopes and fears I wanted the best for both of them but it s not meant to b [...]

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