Rome AD 9
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 fashionable 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 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 Teutoburg…
Roman Mask is a fascinating, poignant, incredible piece of literature that will consume its readers and keep them captivated to read until the very end. Everything about this book was exceptional; the flawless writing, combined with the story and then the historical context, was utterly brilliant and that is why Roman Mask is one of the best roman history inspired novels written. It is a book that will read like a movie for its readers as well as keep them entertained from beginning to end so book lovers, please read this excellent book to get lost in its magnificent story!
Roman Mask is a story laced with history; it is a book based on the true story, the true story is about the Roman military as they tried to conquer and fight the Germanic tribesmen in 9 AD. As a lover of history, I was fascinated reading this book because it was a rich history lesson despise this book being historical fiction. It is a thrilling, exciting, fascinating plot and readers of this book will surely be enthralled from beginning to end. This is because Roman Mask is a dynamic, unique piece of fiction and personally, it took my breath away on more than one occasion. The story of Roman Mask was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. I always measure my likeness of a book on whether I find myself looking at the page number; if I do in fact do this, I know that the novel is taking its toll. Scarred was different than this as never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this book is a compelling piece of work. I found Roman Mask to be a brazen book, and this is one of the many attributes I love about it. It shows the reader that war is not at all pleasant and it shows us all of this through the eyes of the many wonderful protagonists the reader encounters.
The author of this exceptional novel, Thomas M.D. Brooke, is a well-accomplished author who has a great skill at placing the reader in the midst of the action. He perfectly set up the scene of the book so that I could easily find my way into the story, as well as this he has managed to develop some flawless characters. Brooke truly is a superb, well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its themes. Overall Brooke is a brilliant talent, and his work is not to be missed!
To conclude my thoughts on this exception novel, I would say if you have been bored of late of historical fiction books that well, don’t entertain you, then take a chance with this one because it is an all-consuming assault of brilliance that will keep you entertained from beginning to end! This incredible book gets Five Stars from me!
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