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Roman Sunset - A Book Review

Guest Author - Rebecca Graf

Some areas of history are darker than others. Some are written about more than any other topic and become almost cliché. One area of history that is not neglected but not really focused on is the Roman occupation of Britain. Fiction or nonfiction, this period is very interesting. Elizabeth May approaches this period with a story you’ll fall in love with in Roman Sunset (American Edition).

This is not an historical romance. This is not a boring recitation of the history of Britain during Rome’s occupation. This is a story of a land finding itself on the threshold of a new era and the turmoil, both internal and external, that accompany epic changes.

The Roman Empire is not as strong as it once was. It’s presence on the island of Britain is diminishing. Most Romans left are retired veterans who had planned on living out their lives on peaceful farms with their families. As the Empire pulls back its reach, the ones left in Britain find themselves either dead or forced to take up the sword again as the Picts see the weakening of the Romans and look to reclaim what once was theirs as they wreak havoc throughout the land south of Hadrian’s Wall.

Ms. May does not just tell a tale. She goes into the daily life of a Roman soldier, the thoughts of a retired soldier called back into duty, the grisly acts of the Picts against even the Britains, and the life of a slave trudging through the wilds north of the Wall. A reader cannot help but find themselves in a battle camp smelling the fires, the fear, and the death. The terror of the victim is felt as the Pict searching for them to cut them down. The love of a young couple is not just read about but felt in these powerful words.

You won’t find this book full of intimate scenes between couples. You won’t find gory horror scenes. The battles are scenes descriptive without being too much for the average reader to take it. You won’t find it a quick read. It spans about one year in time and covers many miles of activity and many groups of people.

I read the kindle version. There were a few formatting issues that is common with kindle, but it is nothing that you would find interfering with your reading.

Are you a history lover? Do you like Roman history? Do you like historical fiction? If you answer yes to these questions, I would suggest that you check out Elizabeth May’s Roman Sunset (American Edition).

Note: This book was given to me as a gift from a co-worker. I was under no obligation to give a good review for this book.

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