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War in the Wilderness (Path of Nemesis Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : April 11, 2019
- File Size : 4490 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 333 pages
- ASIN : B07QL6Q5Y8
- Publisher : Lume Books (April 11, 2019)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #576,724 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Germania, winter, AD 168.
Balomar, King of the Marcomanni and leader of the united army of the tribes, broods and drinks his way through the long winter as his alliance falls apart. He won great fame when he destroyed the Fourteenth legion and brought his army to Italian soil. Rome will not let his victory go unanswered; new legions have been formed, and their spear tips point north.
Elsewhere Albinus braves the harsh weather and tribal hordes as he searches desperately for Licina, his lost fiancé. Once more he must play dice with Fortuna as he launches himself into the iron storm.
For Rome, and his father’s shade…
A sequel well worth the wait. The tale takes up where Centurion's Son left off, so in no time the reader is propelled into an action packed drama pitting Albinus and his 14th Legion comrades against the elements and foe alike. As in the first book, we get a glimpse of life in a frontier/wilderness Roman legion; the camaraderie between Albinus and his mates, their absolute dedication to the Eagle despite the rigors, dangers, and discomforts. The characters are full of the life of the period, their flaws, their doubts, their abilities are all on display; a feast for the readers. The tale, as the title indicates, is a war story replete with not only gladius laden battles, and skirmishes, but it is also one with elements of mystery and espionage. In what is a very striking and unexpected turn of events, Albinus finds himself once again in search of Licinia, but I will say naught of that. You, my fellow readers, will have to discover why for yourselves. 😊 4 stars
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Time has passed but Albinus hasn’t given up on finding Licina...how can he find his love whilst also fulfilling his commitment to the legion though..it’s not going to be easy.
Albinus is pretty lucky as the legion aren’t just comrades..their brothers and he along with a trusted few set out to find Licina.. of course they end up in a bit of bother and the stakes are high.. the cost too much and the guilt will stay will Albinus forever.
Meanwhile we also learn of Licina’s fate.. she’s become rather resourceful and brave in her own right.. the perfect match for Albinus..if only she can get back to him… If anything her tale overshadowed that of Albinus and I would have loved to see her fight more…who doesn’t love a strong female character!
Both Albinus and Licina struggle at times being apart..does the other still care about them..is it worth fighting for? Neither are going to give up easily though.
War in the Wilderness is a great mix of legion comradery mixed with a personal plot you can get invested in, add in a couple of big twists along the way and you’ve got a smashing read.
I won’t lie.. these soldiers aren’t the hard-nosed warriors I’m used too.. they show their emotions..but that makes them more real at the same time.. what would you do for the one you loved? Would you lay your life on the line for a friend?
One bit that really had me hooked was the whole conspiracy angle..there’s a whole section when you are left wondering who are the good guys.. why are certain people associating with those with a not so clean profile? All this plays out with Albinus in the dark and the repercussions will rock his world.
I loved the book, the pace was pretty decent.. if anything I would just have liked the story strung-out a little longer.. More fighting.. less talking..ha.
The author did a great job a tying up the threads of the plot whilst also developing his characters.. Adam Lofthouse is finding his feet as an author and hit the right notes for me. One to watch? I’d say so!
A plot driven tale with fun and interesting characters to boot 4/5 Stars :)
War is coming to the heart of the Germani wilderness and with it intrigue, trickery and death. Once again what the author does very well, without ever bogging you down or sacrificing the pace of the story is give you an idea what it is like to be a legionnaire, from the mindless torture of endless marching to the throat drying, stomach churning bladder emptying madness of pitched battles. But as always it's the wonderfully realised characters that stand out In this great series, wether it's because you love them or loathe them! With lots of twists and turns Adam once again delivers a historical fiction novel with real punch!
I would recommend you take a walk through the historic Roman Empire with Albinus, The Centurion's Son and then prepare for battle in War in the Wilderness!