This is my review of the book “Rome The Art of War by M C Scott”, which I read recently. This is another new author for me, the book being on special offer in a supermarket and catching my eye. I enjoy reading historical novels and was looking forward to this one, and it did not disappoint.
The book is set in the tight time frame of AD69 and details how Vespasian came to be emperor, through the eyes of various characters mainly Sebastos Pantera a Roman super spy. The story is believable, whilst being full of bribery, blackmail, double crossing and treachery.
The plot is exciting, convincing and compelling. It is not just one long series of battles but puts the meat on the bone, and can be compared to any modern spy thriller. It is a story that though one is told the outcome at a very early start, one has no idea as to how this will be achieved until nearly the end of the book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will now look out other ones, as I gather this is part of a series about the super Roman spy Sebastros Pantera.
This was book 36 week 28 fiction 33 (audio book 9) non fiction 3.
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