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Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion Paperback – April 7, 2011
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G.A. Henty (1832-1902) was a prolific author and journalist in the 19th century. Drawing on his experience and knowledge as a war correspondent, Henty was a master of weaving history into his fictional stories about courageous young men living in difficult times marked by military conflict. His stories provide insight into some of the greatest conflicts of history while introducing the reader to characters that embodied the values of integrity, duty and virtue. While aimed at older children and teens, even adults will enjoy his writings. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Christianity IS a part of the story. None of the major Biblical Characters. But the faith, the persecutions, the catacombs are all there.
Boadicea and the Iceni do appear in the story, but only briefly. Nero is there quite a bit. But at least he is not presented as having played the Fiddle while Rome burned.
The story seemed "contrived" to me. It's hard to explain, but throughout all of the events that happened to him, Beric always landed on his feet, suffered very little, was always the leader, never did anything stupid (like the rest of us!). Had he been Irish, I'd have said he must have been born in a Bed of Four Leaf Clovers with a Four Leaf Clover indelibly stamped upon his very existence.
In spite of the above, it was still enjoyable reading. And I DID read the whole Book! The first time!
Dr. William Harper, Ph.D.+