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Under the Eagle

Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow

Date Finished: 2011

Pages: 454

Under the Eagle is the first in the Eagle Series by Simon Scarrow. The series is centred around Quintus Licinius Cato and his exploits in the Second Roman Legion. In this first book Cato joins up with the second legion and has a hard time adjusting to the difficult life on the legions. This book is really well written and blends in historical fact with exciting fiction. The fight scenes are written to perfection and show the ruthless efficiency of the roman war machine. It also details what life in the legions entailed, including the training. This book is a brilliant start to the series and I can’t wait to get on and read the rest of the series!

Reviewed by Specs o-o

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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Book Reviews, Uncategorized

 

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Fifty Shades of Grey

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
Date Finished: July 2012
Pages: 514

With the hype of this book increasing I decided to give it a go. To be honest I don’t understand what all the fuss is about – ok so maybe the sex scenes excite you. However in my honest opinion the writing was quite bad and plot was average and predictable – nothing really happened. I wouldn’t usually say so much negative comments about a book but with its popularity I couldn’t help but analyse it more. I have yet to read the sequels and am in no hurry to, unless someone can tell me they get better and until then there are plenty of fabulous books out there to keep me busy!

A rather generous 3.5 stars…

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Reviewed by Ginger 2012

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2012 in Book Reviews, Uncategorized

 

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