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Claudius by Douglas Jackson
  

Claudius

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The Roman invasion of Britain with the Brits trying to consolidate an army out of old enemies and tribes who have never trusted each other up against an army with elephants and brilliant tactics. We all know what happened but the telling of it here is thrilling stuff. Good escapism with excellent battle scenes, it follows Caligula with the same slave, Rufus, our hero, but is easily read on its own.

Comparison: Conn Iggulden, Simon Scarrow, Harry Sidebottom.

If you like Douglas Jackson you might also like to read books by Ben Kane, Anthony Riches and Robert Fabbri.

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Claudius by Douglas Jackson

Claudius - Emperor Of Rome, Conqueror Of Britain - Emperor Claudius has unleashed the Roman legions against Britain. Caratacus, war chief of the Britons, must unite the tribes for a desperate last stand. Claudius desires total conquest. Caratacus will fight for freedom. An epic battle is coming. Heroes will be made and kings will fall in a struggle that will echo through the annals of history.


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What stands out are Jackson's superb battle scenes. I lost myself in the riveting depictions of combat, hoping against hope that somehow the British would prevail... I was gripped from start to finish -- Ben Kane, author of The Forgotten Legion Jackson triumphs... If I were Conn Iggulden or Simon Scarrow, I'd be rather worried by the new Scottish kid on the block * The Scotsman * A master of his discipline rightly hailed as one of the best historical novelists writing today * Daily Express *


About the Author

Douglas Jackson was born in Jedburgh in the Scottish borders and now lives in Bridge of Allan. He is an assistant editor at the Scotsman.

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Publication date

24th June 2010

Author

Douglas Jackson

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www.douglas-jackson.net/

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9780552162494

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