Some Goodreads reviews:Found the book captivating. Character was very real, story line interesting. Had a hard time putting the book down. Being a former veteran, I understood the concept of "blood stripes", and sudden promotions, during battle. Can't wait for Book #2, if it's already written, please let me know where it can be found.This is a fantastic historical novel fulled of action. I like the time period of the Second Punic War and the way the battles are describable - very vivid.Really enjoyed the story and was emotionally invested in the characters... and once again I cried like a baby.***It is a time of great crisis and bloodshed as the two greatest powers of the ancient world - Carthage and Rome, which are locked in a deadly struggle for control over the Mediterranean. But for one young Roman soldier named Gaius who once dreamed of glory and honor, finds himself trapped between his duty to the Republic, and his heart, for in Rome is Julia, a childhood friend and the one woman who has given his life meaning. However, the daughter of the wealthy and influential senator, Terentius Varro has promised her to his political rival Lucius Aemilius Paullus, dividing Gaius' loyalties as war ravages Italy, and as Rome faces one crushing defeat after another from Hannibal's invading barbarian horde, Gaius stands to lose more than just his love and his life. Set during the events of the Second Punic War, circa 218 - 201 BC, Swords of Rome is a sweeping military epic set against the backdrop of historic events and figures, fought during one of the ancient world's greatest conflicts - a war that would see the end of one nation, and the rise of a new world super-power that would forever change the course of western civilization. This is the human story of this war and the people that fought it.
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Christopher lives in Folsom with his wife and baby daughter. Christopher has worked as a video designer and writer before beginning his career as a novelist. His other works include Wolves of Rome, the Conquest of Heroes series, X-O Manowar: Extinction and Empire America.
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