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review Blood Forest Geraint Jones õ 3 read & download Blood Forest review Ô 3 E soldier on And is it the right one'Gives Rome's legionaries a contemporary voice brutal audacious and fast paced' Anthony Riches author of Empire series'Historical fiction written by a real war veteran who knows all there is to know about blood and bonding in battle An earthy and powerful read' Sport'Blood and guts but also a clever exploration of the moral ambiguity of war and loyalty to a flag' Mail on Sunday. This novel by this new author Geraint Jones is for me an absolute stunning debut bookAs a debut this novel has been a revelation for me in a very positive way and I hope that this author can remain this high level of writing for the immediate future and beyondThe book contains a well drawn map of the Roman Empire in c AD 9 and a superb documented structure of the Imperial Roman LegionStorytelling is of a very superb uality and the characters within this gripping tale come all vividly to life to make this book such an exciting and captivating readAs an ex military man this author shows greatly the human feelings and anxieties while being in a different country and in strange surroundings and finally these same feelings and anxieties come even to the forefront when having to fight a ferocious enemy while being frightened and being on your toes all the timeThe story itself is set in the year AD 9 like Ben Kane s Eagles at War and this story is developing mainly within the Teutoburg Forest and where our main characters will meet and fight the German host led by the traitor ArminiusThe book is divided into three parts and part one is mainly situated in and around the German town of Minden and its from there that the adventures begin for Felix our narrator and main character of the book along with Centurion Pavo his section leader Titus and fellow soldiers as there are Chickenhead Rufus Stumps Moonface Cnaeus and Micon when they are finally preparing for their journey back to the Roman side of the Frontier with Germania but instead of following the River Lippe and its Roman outposts they follow a track instructed by Governor General Varus after some persuasion from ArminiusPart two is mainly about the ambush and the fighting and destruction of three Roman Legions the 17th 18th and 19th Legion against the traitor Arminius and his German tribes and within these horrible circumstances its there where we find Felix The Lucky One finally has to share his secret that his name is really Corvus and he himself a traitorIn the 3rd and final part it tells us in a compelling and fascinating fashion the destruction and final stand of what is left of the Three Legions while also picturing during and after the fight the atrocities and slaughtering that took place and for Felix Corvus himself a very unpleasant surprise is waiting in the endVery much recommended for this book is a must read and that s why I call it A Stunning Impressive Debut Novel

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review Blood Forest Geraint Jones õ 3 read & download Blood Forest review Ô 3 Tribes In a clearing they find twelve massacred and strung up legionariesIs this a threat or a warningThere is just one bloodied broken survivor He has no idea who he is Only that he is a soldierAnd now he must fight As the legions are mercilessly cut down the nameless soldier joins a small band of survivors trapped in the forest If they fight together they have a slim chance of staying aliveBut whose side is th. Most of this novel takes place among a contubernium of eight men of the Seventeenth Legion deployed across the Rhine in not uite pacified Germania It all begins when a scrawny naked man covered in blood is discovered lurking at the site of a horrible massacre of a Roman detachment He tells the rescuers that he doesn t remember his name or where he came from although he is clearly desperate and on his own The cavalry commander a charismatic allied German called Arminius treats him kindly and dubs him Felix luckyUnluckily for Felix his sandals give him away as a former legionary Arminius takes him to the Roman camp where he is assigned to a tent unit with six other soldiers dominated by the fearsome veteran Titus This tight knit group is far from pleased to have Felix thrust among them It s increasingly evident that he harbors a secret but perhaps not one he will fully admit to himself let alone to othersThe mystery of Felix s origins takes BLOOD FOREST to a different level than most swords and shields sagas For those who are unfamiliar with events of 9 AD I won t spoil the story by relating of the plot Suffice it to say that everything he experiences made me believe Yes it probably was just like that Geraint Jones who served in Afghanistan and Ira clearly knows how soldiers think and talk Their profanity and brutality sound true to life and all eight men and their centurion Pavo come across as real sympathetic characters Considering that this is the author s debut novel he deserves high praise for his achievementBy the end the reader will understand a complicated man who must reconcile his honor with his humanity and whom I hope we will meet again in a seuel

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review Blood Forest Geraint Jones õ 3 read & download Blood Forest review Ô 3 'A bloody page turner' Mail on Sunday They call him Felix A lost soldier without a memory and now a brutal battle to win For fans of Bernard Cornwell Simon Scarrow Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden a spectacular debut where honour and duty legions and tribes clash in bloody heart breaking glory AD 9 Fifteen thousand battle hardened Roman legionaries strike deep into dense forest Awaiting them are deadly hostile Germanic. The trickiest reviews to write are the ones about books I have read that are already on the back foot for being a setting I am not interested in It makes it hard because I have to work out why I am not really getting into the story Is it because I just don t like the setting in this case Roman Or is it because I just did not like the book I thought long and hard about Blood Forest while I was reading it and after I finished it In the end this is what I came up withI am not a keen reader of Roman historical fiction or swords and sandals if you will And yet I do read it and enjoy it if the setting is beautifully and skilfully done For example the MC Scott Roman historical fiction books There is some skill at times in the Blood Forest settings but my issue was that the main setting was the suaddie comraderies I need plot and storyline than all the walking talking gutting grunting stabbing walking talking sleeping shtting spitting talking Not that it isn t loved by many It simply isn t something I get in to Not my fault nor the fault of the authorSo there was that And it was an obstacle to get over for me I don t care about the gore or the swearing I used to as so much of it in swords and sandal books is not for the betterment of the read it is only for shock value but now I expect it from these suaddiegrunt comraderies books and I have learned to live with it to a degree If it is done in mature wayMy problem with Blood Forest was that after a promising start the comraderies became all the book was about and the plots and sub plots were absent or presented in such a fleeting way that if you blinked you d miss them I even forgot sometimes that Felix had some back story to come out and that he had supposedly lost his memory I have noted other reviewers commenting on absence of plot too and I think to many who are looking for then it is uite distractingWar for many soldiers can be boring A lot of sitting around waiting for orders to come down waiting for transport waiting to move out Waiting waiting waiting Digging latrines Talking about women s body parts Sleeping Cleaning weapons And for some very little or no combat or action Sometimes not getting a shot off or getting shot at So if it is boring for real soldiers imagine how documenting this life can be boring for readers who don t need that detailed insight Who already know about it perhaps or wish to read adventure in their stories not only actionI think that covers it My issue was both The roman suaddiegrunt setting dominating plot devices and suspense And my general disinterest in Romans and dislike for them as a peopleSimple Not simple YesIn saying all that Make up your own mind on this book I read it for a book club read so I was already swimming out into unfavourable seas My opinion is compromised


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    review Blood Forest free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Geraint Jones Geraint Jones õ 3 read & download Most of this novel takes place among a contubernium of eight men of the Seventeenth Legion deployed across the Rhine in not uite pacified Germania It all begins when a scrawny naked man covered in blood is discov

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