The Eagle's Blood

The Eagle s Blood One man stands against the might of the Roman Empire His name is Caradoc The British army is shattered defeat snatched from the jaws of victory by subterfuge and betrayal Caradoc flees the battlefiel

  • Title: The Eagle's Blood
  • Author: Keith Nixon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Kindle
  • One man stands against the might of the Roman Empire His name is Caradoc.The British army is shattered, defeat snatched from the jaws of victory by subterfuge and betrayal Caradoc flees the battlefield, the crown heavy on his head and his heart set on retribution He has to make hard decisions and tough compromises, but with the sovereignty of Britain at stake, personalOne man stands against the might of the Roman Empire His name is Caradoc.The British army is shattered, defeat snatched from the jaws of victory by subterfuge and betrayal Caradoc flees the battlefield, the crown heavy on his head and his heart set on retribution He has to make hard decisions and tough compromises, but with the sovereignty of Britain at stake, personal pride sometimes has to take second place.Emperor Claudius is determined to make as much political mileage as possible out of the Roman victory in an attempt to consolidate his own position That doesn t sit well with the Roman military, who have their own objectives and who will do whatever it takes to achieve them.As the Romans consolidate their gains and begin to push west, Caradoc finds he has few friends left He must turn to the Durotriges, a wild, hill fort dwelling tribe But the Durotriges are riven by strife and petty squabbles.Aulus Plautius, commander of the Roman army, brings his siege weapons to bear, can Caradoc resist the onslaught The follow up to The Eagle s Shadow which has sold over 10,000 copies and reached 1 in historical mysteries and 2 in war charts on.

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    1. Cards on the table. I’m unashamedly biased in the following review. I love Roman epics and devour anything smelling even vaguely of sandals and red robes. I’m equally invested in Keith Nixon’s steamrolling writing career, which has been mainly focused on humorous, punchy, smart crime novels to date. Keith’s attention to detail, laborious research and flowing narrative makes the follow-up to Eagle’s Shadow a triumphant return to the world he’s fleshing out in the most subtle, but imme [...]

    2. Ok. So here we are trust back into the war between the British and Roman armies. During the first book we learn of a battle which turned out to be a major win for the Romans due to the divided loyalties of the British tribes at the time. This book continues on after book one and we are back we one of my favourite characters Fionn! And the action is pretty much non-stop in this fast moving tale.So in the first book I really liked Caradoc but in this book you see a different side to the man. He be [...]

    3. The Eagle’s Blood continues the story of the various tribes that occupied what is now Britain in their resistance against the invasion of the Roman army during the first century AD. Beyond the obvious (lots of battles and military strategy), there is plenty of intrigue and human interest going on as well. When I read historical stories I’m always comparing and contrasting to the modern world. One thing that struck me was how much this invasion was influenced by politics and technology, both [...]

    4. Another rousing historical adventure filled with exciting battle scenes featuring ancient weapons. This installment benefits from less of the mild confusion with characters and place names that marked the first outing. However, it suffers to a degree because the central character -- Caradoc -- simply isn't there for long stretches. When he is around, he is not leading the British warriors. The Roman characters carry the plot forward this time just as much as the British tribesmen do.At any rate, [...]

    5. I am a sucker for Roman fiction. What I loved about this book was that the hero is an enemy of Rome - a Briton trying to resist the Roman invasion, even though we know the historical outcome of the resistance was failure. The story moves along at a good rate and involves an emperor and an emperor to be in Claudius and Vespasian. A good read and I will stay with the series.

    6. This well-researched series continues to be enjoyable. The Roman invasion of Briton gets underway complete with an Imperial photo op (so to speak) as Claudius and his extensive retinue arrive in time to see and be seen before heading off on a luxury cruise. We're introduced to future Emperor Vespasian as a well-respected Legate, as well. Can't wait for the next installment!

    7. The second in what I hope will be more than a trilogy. I’ve read some best-selling authors in this historical genre, but they are “emperor’s new clothes” in comparison to Keith Nixon’s THE EAGLE’S BLOOD. Here we have depth: of character, of motivation, of technological and lifestyles detail, all deftly coursing through events that occurred in places, many of which still exist to be visited.The story’s structure is a masterpiece of reflection and echo on various levels: internecine [...]

    8. I wish I could rate it two and a half stars!Instead I gave it the three stars because I did enjoy it and I am looking forward to the next one. Although this novel would be classed as historical fiction the emphasis here is fiction. It's an action adventure novel and in this regard it does very well, it's fairly exciting and the character's are interesting enough, although I didn't really warm to anyone in particular. I am sure the broad historical strokes are correct but the entire plot device i [...]

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