Fire in the East

Fire in the East

Paperback - 2009
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A.D. 255: The Roman Imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power, a man whose very name means war, a man called Ballista. So unfolds an epic drama--a story of empire, heroes, treachery, courage, and most of all, of brutal, bloody warfare.
Published: New York : Overlook Press, 2009, c2008.
ISBN: 9781590202463
Branch Call Number: F SID
Characteristics: 433 p. :,maps ;,21 cm.


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May 29, 2018

At least 100 pages too long. Too much detail and research. For me it was very slow. Finally quit on page 200.

Aug 17, 2014

I am left with a distinct feeling of ambivalence about this book. I have neither praise nor censure to bestow upon it. Which could be it's main issue in my eyes, it did not induce any emotion from me. Not to love or hate, not to recommend or malign it.

librarymovieguy Aug 14, 2013

Harry Sidebottom shows off his research a little too much, but he definitely keeps you reading.

May 20, 2013

A tremendous read, fast moving and totally additive! Wonderfully realized characters and a action-filled tight plot. A sit-up-late read!


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