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SUMMARY ✓ The Lion and the Lamb Britain AD366 The island is at peace her people enjoying an age of prosperity such as they have never known But from beyond the northern frontier into the Four Provinces come unsettling rumours the barbarians are rising eager to prey on the riches of the south And they are not alone; with them conspire traitors from within Bri. 3 12 starsIt is about time that books of this kind set in this period of history and of an epic nature begin appearing in bookstores Books that cover similar are generally old or dated ones now Published many decades ago and no longer in print In fact I can not think of any recent ones at all that are set in this thoroughly fascinating period of historyThere are shorter books purpose written to be the kicking off point for a series but I can not think of anything like The Lion and The Lamb which has been released in the last four or five years By anything like The Lion and the Lamb I mean epic journey fiction set in Roman BritainThere have been similar in epic feel like Hawk uest by John Lyndon Only that comes much later in British history and is set in countries outside of the UK for the most partI was very impressed by this debut from John Henry Clay who most certainly has an epic name to match an epic story It was not without its naivete and its rough edges but I think most readers can forgive that in a debut There are debuts that hit their marks and perfect notes Debuts you would not guess were debuts but they are not common Therefore I forgive this book for being freshly whelped It would be unnecessarily pedantic not toThe book was riddled with characters I liked and characters I did not I really liked Paul and Eachna and I really disliked Amanda and Patricia But that s going to happen in every book Some characters appeal some do not Then for each reader that will be differentIf you read this book I would like to know what you think of the characters whether I know you or we are yet to know each other please feel free to give me your opinionI was very fond of Eachna For her toughness her vulnerability her disability She was the kind of well rounded and flawed character that I like and that will keep me coming backI do have to confess why it was that I gave this book three stars out of five Sometimes the names of the people the way settings were described I felt this book was not set in the period it was supposed to be It had this habit of not having any sense of place or era and you could be reading a story in Roman Britain or Medieval Britain or even at times when there were scenes with no definite indicators of period with names like Paul Amanda Victor Patricia flying around it could even have been not in history at all But in current dayFor what it is worth I understand that the author is educated through his profession in this period and he would know if variations of these names are commonly attributed to this time but I do not think these kinds of names give a good sense of era to a book like this I think it makes it sound like an episode of Heartbeat This improved a lot later in the book though I must admitA caveat I will add an apology in advance to the author for such cavalier disregard of the names he chose for his characters but hey reader reviews are all about personal taste not whether we are right or notThat was my only big negative to the book I am not mad for stories about love either but I do not cry foul about that because the book makes no secret of its strong relationship plots I expected itWhat can I say It s a great debut It s an honest attempt at giving us the readers of historical fiction a real epic of this period to sink our teeth into Its the harbinger of things to come from this new author and he will be welcomed out of the Hodder Stoughton author stable by readers of the genre as he develops his skills over timeIt is all those things and I recommend you give it your consideration and then make sure you get back to me on what you thought of the characters

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SUMMARY ✓ The Lion and the Lamb Ily he loves To survive he must desert the field army and embark on an odyssey to reclaim his home and his birthright and rescue his nobility For when the barbarians surge into the civilised heart of Britannia when the generals fall and the politicians flee will the lights go out Who will have the courage to stand against them. Set in Britain in the fourth century AD The Lion and The Lamb is the story of Paul a young man from a wealthy and respected Romano British family who runs away from home after killing his brother in a uarrel joins the army as a lowly foot soldier falls in love with a crippled Irish slave who redeems him and returns to his family just in time to save his community from the Great Barbarian conspiracy in which an alliance of barbarian tribes simultaneously invade Roman Britain There is a good deal of socio political background in this book and it feels very authentic That is as you might expect from an author who is a lecturer in medieval history at Durham University and has been hailed as a latter day Rosemary Sutcliff albeit one clearly writing for adultsIt s always good to have a sense of the bigger picture in historical fiction and it was certainly interesting to see how the mechanics of civil military and religious administration worked in the latter days of the empire Unfortunately what the novel gains in historical accuracy it loses in narrative techniue I found the characters a bit wooden and the plot terribly slow I struggled to get to the end

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SUMMARY ✓ The Lion and the Lamb Tannia herself fellow Romans but men who seek only power and power for which they are willing to watch their homeland burnAs the shadow of war looms from beyond the Wall Cironius Agnus Paulus a young soldier with a secret past becomes ensnared in a conspiracy that threatens not only him but the home he has forsaken and the fam. A remarkable first novel So well researched and the setting so well depicted that I almost imagined I had time traveled to Roman Britain The characters the author selected rang true as did the politics of the time I enjoy historical novels set in the Middle Ages and this one is right up there with such greats as Eagle In The Snow The Adventurer The Long Ships and AgincourtLittle is actually known about 4th century Roman Britain But the tale the author imagines rings true to me


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    PDF or EPUB The Lion and the Lamb ✓ John Henry Clay FREE DOWNLOAD The Lion and the Lamb 3 12 starsIt is about time that books of this kind set in this period of history and of an epic nature begin appearing in bookstores Books that cover similar are generally old or dated ones now Published many decades ago and no longer in print In fact I can not think of any recent ones at all that are set in this thoroughly fascinat

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    CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 SUMMARY PDF or EPUB The Lion and the Lamb ✓ John Henry Clay What a wonderful novel This isn't a period of Roman history I know well but John Henry Clay reveals just how fascinating it is Great storytelling covering so many areas of life across late Roman Britain The author is also to be commended for the female characters Great to see such strong and individual female figures in Roman historical fiction

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    CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay PDF or EPUB The Lion and the Lamb ✓ John Henry Clay I was impressed with this book; for a debut novel it's well written and I like that the author chose late Roman Britain as his setting underutilized in fiction The centerpiece event is the 'Barbarian Conspiracy' of 367 AD which hist

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    John Henry Clay ✓ 8 SUMMARY CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay PDF or EPUB The Lion and the Lamb ✓ John Henry Clay Set in a period I knew very little about ‘The Lion and The Lamb’ I found to be in the end an excellent book instantly engaging really well written and a thoroughly good investment of my and your time and money OK I got it as a Christmas present so of my friend’s money But I digressIt is set during what seems to be th

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Lion and the Lamb John Henry Clay ✓ 8 SUMMARY CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay A remarkable first novel So well researched and the setting so well depicted that I almost imagined I had time traveled to Roman Britain The characters the author selected rang true as did the politics of the time I enjoy historical novels set in the Middle Ages and this one is right up there with such greats as Eagle In T

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Lion and the Lamb PDF or EPUB The Lion and the Lamb ✓ John Henry Clay Great read but I felt some parts were rushed and others were dragged out so sometimes the pace felt a little off for me However I loved the characters felt connected to them and enjoyed the plot I couldn’t put t

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    PDF or EPUB The Lion and the Lamb ✓ John Henry Clay Set in Britain in the fourth century AD The Lion and The Lamb is the story of Paul a young man from a wealthy and respected Romano

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Lion and the Lamb John Henry Clay ✓ 8 SUMMARY CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay Set in a richly coloured Roman Britain in the mid fourth century this novel is a wonderful depiction of this place and time and is written in gorgeous prose The Lion and the Lamb interweaves the storylines of four main characters Paul the heir to a prestigious family who is drafted into the army and chooses to

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Lion and the Lamb John Henry Clay ✓ 8 SUMMARY PDF or EPUB The Lion and the Lamb ✓ John Henry Clay Chewed through it in one night Great characterization excellent authorial voice compelling plot with great twists which somehow had all the best bits of historical fiction and none of the worst I usually stay away from historical fiction as reading it usually ends with me rending my hair and shouting but that's anachronistic but of course J

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  • Paperback
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  • The Lion and the Lamb
  • John Henry Clay
  • English
  • 27 October 2019
  • 9781444761344