Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Soldier of Rome: The Sacrovir Revolt by James Mace

Three years after defeating Germania, Artorius still loves being a legionary. Recently promoted to Decanus and Chief Weapons Instructor, Artorius has earned a fierce reputation both on and off the field. In Gaul, a former "victim" of the Twentieth Legion is plotting revenge. Sacrovir, a noble of Gaul, is forming an army of kidnapped noble Gauls, gladiators and criminals. With vast amounts of money, arms and men, he hopes to smash Rome's legions and regain Gaul's independence and obtain personal revenge. The second installment of the Soldier of Rome is a story of betrayal, treason and Rome's military might.
The Sacrovir Revolt opens with the death of Germanicus. Rome is stunned by the loss of her glorious son and the shock waves spread to her legions. I liked how Mace showed the feelings of both Imperial Rome and the Twentieth Legion. It was in this part especially that Artorius showed how much he has grown as a leader and a man. Soon, the Twentieth Legion must set aside their grief and enter combat. The combat in this book was slightly less graphic than its prequel, but is still accurate in its gore. Since revenge wasn't first and foremost on Artorius' mind, we see his humanity shining through more and more.
I enjoyed this book, it was just as great as the first one. Start with book one and enjoy these books! Mace did a fantastic job bringing Rome's elite fighting force to life!
I recieved this book from Pump Up Your Book Promotions in conjunction with James Mace's The Sacrovir Revolt Tour. You can find more information here. Thank you, Tracee for allowing me to participate in this tour!!

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