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The Eagle and the Dragon, a Novel of Rome and China Kindle Edition
... a work of historical fictionset in 100 AD, inspired by an actual Roman mission to China [in 166AD]. Although the main characters are fictional, painstaking care has been topresent historical figures as authentically as possible. Packed cover to coverwith excitement and adventure, the Eagle and the Dragon is an immersive tour ofcomplex cultures from millennia past, highly recommended.
About the Author
- ASIN : B01MSEAC3I
- Publisher : Lew and Karen McIntyre Authors LLC; 1st edition (February 2, 2017)
- Publication date : February 2, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 9706 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 555 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0692820809
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #57,804 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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It’s a humdinger of a story, accompanied by mini-maps in every chapter or so that show the reader where our heroes are. Mr. McIntyre’s awesome amount of research and/or prodigious imagination allow him to pack interesting detail into the escapades, such as a sketch of the imperial palace and a description of dining with friendly Xiongnu nomads. I wish he’d resisted the impulse to make Antonius sound like Alfred Doolittle (“Not enough room ter turn around without hitting yer messmate though… beggin’ yer pardon, sir”), but maybe that won’t bother other readers. A worthy addition to the Age of Fictitious Explorers bookshelf.
If there is a slight drawback to this novel, possibly the characters are a tad wooden, one gets the feeling that the draft of the novel was much too long and the author felt it necessary to edit out some of the characterisations, nevertheless this does not detract from a riveting read.
Finally, did the meeting really take place? Could it have taken place? - Maybe!
Top reviews from other countries
The story itself is quite good but you don’t get a really good idea, just how difficult it must have been to travel in those days or the marvels of new countries especially China. Not a lot of depth really. However, some of the terms used by the author and the lack of proofing is quite honestly appalling.
Remember this story starts in 93AD to cover the next few years to 103AD
‘There’ instead of ‘Their’. The use of modern words ‘Gotten (an Americanism)’, ‘Mom’, ‘Dad’, ‘Awesome’, ‘Fall’ (American for Autumn), ‘Bust my butt’ along with modern swear words to list just a few.
Then sentences that drove me wild – very bad proofing: - ‘I don’t do normally do any my own shopping’, It is as bigger or bigger than Rome’, ‘to remind others that that the giver possessed such great wealth’. Just samples of many.
I was determined to read to the end but if you are like me would not recommend to anyone.
This type of thing is becoming more and more prevalent and spoils reading for everyone, doing little for any other books the author writes which is why I can only give this two stars