Roman Mask (The Cassius Chronicles #1) (DOWNLOAD)


Roman Mask (The Cassius Chronicles #1)

Thomas M.D. Brooke Ñ 6 Free read Free read Roman Mask (The Cassius Chronicles #1) ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB He is seduced by the many vices of Rome However his scandalous life is soon upset by a summons from the Emperor's wife It ends his happy decadent life and returns him to Germany to assist the Roman legions in their greatest ever trial and the events that will resound down in history in the dark forests of the Teutobur. Roman Mask got off to a rocky start for me but as soon as I stumbled across the name Varus I knew I was onto something Our hero Cassius Aprilis was introduced to us as a spoiled rich kid drinking and partying his way through an endless succession of meaningless days This is not the kind of book I like and I almost put it down but luckily I was saved by a plot twist when Augustus sent him to Germany as an aide to Governor Varus Suddenly it all started to make sense Our Cassius wasn t really a wastrel he was a tortured soul who felt like a fraud as he was celebrated for a lucky break during a near fatal campaign where he saved his fellow soldiers from almost certain death What no one knew except the reader was that he suffered what can best be described as PTSD and now he was being thrust back into service into what was destined to become one of Rome s most disastrous defeats of all time So now we get to watch him wriggle his way through a new assignment trying to hide his cowardice while at the same time we get to see a thorough and engrossing description of Varus s folly Due to their immense hubris the Romans assumed that every conuered culture would be grateful to contribute to civilizing themselves Roman style Varus might have been a good governor over a less warlike society but he totally miscalculated his German province He missed all the vital signs including patrols that never returned and reports from worried subordinates Surrounded by luxury Varus heard what he wanted to hear and scorned the advice of experienced soldiers who knew all was not uite right Cassius Aprilis soon came to doubt the commander s competence but he too was deceived by allies whose carefully laid treachery had been planned for many years When the inevitable revolt burst upon the Romans they were totally outnumbered and doomed from the start Once things started moving this book was hard to put down Tension swelled from the time Cassius started his journey to Germany and kept on going all the way to the end The story was well plotted and moved along uickly I didn t know a lot about the German disaster aside from what I saw in I Claudius and I think the author did a great job of painting a very memorable picture Underneath Our Broken Wings upset by a summons from the Emperor's wife It ends his happy decadent life and returns him to Germany to assist the Roman legions in their greatest ever trial and the events that will resound down in history in the dark forests of the Teutobur. Roman Mask got off to a rocky start for me but as soon as I stumbled across the name Varus I knew I was onto something Our hero Cassius Aprilis was introduced to The Undefeated uite right Cassius Aprilis soon came to doubt the commander s competence but he too was deceived by allies whose carefully laid treachery had been planned for many years When the inevitable revolt burst Po Wieku Teatru Wybrzeze upon the Romans they were totally outnumbered and doomed from the start Once things started moving this book was hard to put down Tension swelled from the time Cassius started his journey to Germany and kept on going all the way to the end The story was well plotted and moved along

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Thomas M.D. Brooke Ñ 6 Free read Free read Roman Mask (The Cassius Chronicles #1) ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB It is Rome AD 9 and Augustus Caesar rules Imperial Rome at the height of its power as the Roman Empire stretches across the known world Cassius son of one of her most powerful families is the personification of Rome's imperial strength wealthy popular a war hero with a decorated military career none of Rome's fashionab. An amazing retelling of the Teutoberg Forest Disaster In 9 AD three crack legions in Germania were nearly annihilated by a confederation of German tribes led by the Romanized German prince Arminius called herein Julius Arminius All three Eagles were captured This was a pivotal moment in history and arguably why generally in today s Europe one could say Romance languages descendants of Latin are spoken west of the Rhine and German to the eastGaius Cassius Aprilis Tribune in the Roman army as well as the narrator comes home to Rome after a horrific battle at the North Gate Pass Thought of as and celebrated as a hero by others he knows in his heart he has succumbed to false pride is a coward and so escapes into drunkenness and debauchery to suppress terror and self loathing Through the novel his PTSD manifests itself in nightmares in which a certain Centurion Decius accuses him He had sent Decius to certain death Since he has been a close friend since boyhood of Julius and Julius is going to Germania to claim the throne of his tribe the Cherusci he is tasked by Livia the Empress to act as advisor to Varus the Governor He travels with a young na ve enthusiastic glory seeking fellow tribune Marcus Scaeva anxious to get into battle and bloody his sword The two finally are assigned reading military intelligence and they make recommendations Through Varus s onerous taxes and his building projects supposedly bringing Roman civilization so the natives will see its benefits and also through the treachery of Julius the three legions are lured into tense battle with the GermansThe novel was well written and paced smoothly I liked both Cassius s and Marcus s character development Cassius overcomes his fears and Marcus matures Proofing errors although some had been caught in my copy still marred the novel There were homophone errorspouring through reports instead of poring through reports p148 I sheaved my blade instead of I sheathed my blade p 285 and others further in the text I think whoever proofed the novel was sloppy the last 80 pp or so The Latin should have been checked closely especially singular and pluralThe title was inspired I interpreted Mask as metaphor for several different things in the novel ie the personality Cassius presents to the world and what he reveals to us in his interior thoughts the beauty of Rome itself hiding corruption the personality Julius presents to the Romans and the one he finally exhibits the cavalry mask worn by Macarius at whose death Cassius recovers his courage and self confidence and feels real hatred for his former friend and his treachery It could be also the author s nod to the one found at Kalkriese and shown on the cover I would have rated the novel even higher if not for the proofing errors The Latin really bothered me Even so I recommend this novel very highly

Thomas M.D. Brooke Ñ 6 Free read

Thomas M.D. Brooke Ñ 6 Free read Free read Roman Mask (The Cassius Chronicles #1) ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Le parties are complete without him except he hides a secret After his nerve is broken in Germany the thought of genuine armed combat is enough to send him into a cold sweat of fear and shame But this doesn't dissuade him from living off a false reputation so he can continue a life of casual affairs wine and parties as. Roman MaskAs an archaeologist I read a lot about Roman an Byzantine history also fiction but those fictional books should be accurate Thomas MD Brooke wrote a book that is exceptionally researched and very well written It gives an impression of he harsh Roman society with houndreds of thousands of outcasts The description of life in the legions is well done as are the profiles of Varus and his military commandersI never write about story lines or spoilers in reviews But I can tell you that the unconventional main character is also good fun too A new Gordon Doherty is born

  • Paperback
  • 390
  • Roman Mask (The Cassius Chronicles #1)
  • Thomas M.D. Brooke
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
  • 9781514343265

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