[KINDLE] ❄ Scythian Author Hector Miller – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk

Scythian Excellent Excellent book I cannot wait to start reading the next book in the series and see what the future holds in store for Lucius This book is extremely well written and makes you as the reader feel like you are a part of the action Or at the very least a spectator just a step away from all the action. Overall entertaining read , good plot line and the historical background was very good The various tribes life styles and styles of combat were detailed and interesting Our hero is just a little too shiny , he is damn near untouchable He has little in the way of inter demons or physical limitations..as he grows I hope he will be a littlegrounded in real life , like pick up a few scars and women He reminds me of the Superman comics I grew up with in the 60 s That being said that is m Overall entertaining read , good plot line and the historical background was very good The various tribes life styles and styles of combat were detailed and interesting Our hero is just a little too shiny , he is damn near untouchable He has little in the way of inter demons or physical limitations..as he grows I hope he will be a littlegrounded in real life , like pick up a few scars and women He reminds me of the Superman comics I grew up with in the 60 s That being said that is my only negative observation , the book fl0ws well and tells a overall very good taleI look forward to the second in the series The Year Is AD And The Roman Empire Is On The Brink Of A PrecipiceIt Will Take A Man With Iron In His Veins To Set Things Right And Accomplish The ImpossibleFrom A Humble Upbringing, A Boy Emerges Who Is Destined To Change HistoryThis Is The Story Of Lucius Domitius AurelianusPart I The ScythianWhen The Farm They Work On Is Attacked, The Boy Lucius And The Old Man Nik Are Forced To Flee The Clutches Of Their Pursuers They Find Refuge From Rome Among The Roxolani, The Noble Horse Warriors In The Land Of ScythiaNik Reveals His True Identity And His Pivotal Role In The Fate Of The Empire The Boy Finds A Home Among The Barbarians And Is Accepted Into Their Warrior CultureBut A Storm Is Descending Upon The Tribes When The Warlike Goths Migrate Westwards Towards The Lands Of Rome Lucius Is Fostered To The Distant Huns To Strengthen Ancient Tribal Bonds In A Bid To Repel The InvadersOn His Journey, He Meets A Mysterious Stranger Who Becomes His Friend And Mentor A Man Who Has A Desire For The Empire To ProsperTo Survive The Merciless Huns And The Onslaught Of The Goths, The Boy Becomes A Warrior Without Equal, Guided By The Hands Of The GodsWill The Half Barbarian Boy Be Able To Save His People Or Does His Destiny Lie Elsewhere [Epub] ↠ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk A Boy Emerges Who Is Destined To Change HistoryThis Is The Story Of Lucius Domitius AurelianusPart I The ScythianWhen The Farm They Work On Is Attacked [KINDLE] ❆ Insight and Interpretation ❤ Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Boy Lucius And The Old Man Nik Are Forced To Flee The Clutches Of Their Pursuers They Find Refuge From Rome Among The Roxolani [Reading] ➶ Good People in an Evil Time By Svetlana Broz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Noble Horse Warriors In The Land Of ScythiaNik Reveals His True Identity And His Pivotal Role In The Fate Of The Empire The Boy Finds A Home Among The Barbarians And Is Accepted Into Their Warrior CultureBut A Storm Is Descending Upon The Tribes When The Warlike Goths Migrate Westwards Towards The Lands Of Rome Lucius Is Fostered To The Distant Huns To Strengthen Ancient Tribal Bonds In A Bid To Repel The InvadersOn His Journey !!> EPUB ✽ On a Day Like This ✸ Author Peter Stamm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk He Meets A Mysterious Stranger Who Becomes His Friend And Mentor A Man Who Has A Desire For The Empire To ProsperTo Survive The Merciless Huns And The Onslaught Of The Goths Download ☆ Heart to Start By Derek Handley – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Boy Becomes A Warrior Without Equal !!> BOOKS ✯ Light without Fire ⚡ Author Scott Korb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Guided By The Hands Of The GodsWill The Half Barbarian Boy Be Able To Save His People Or Does His Destiny Lie Elsewhere Thoroughly enjoyable.This is an interesting time in history and Miller brings it to life.Lucius is a likeable main character and although this book covers the coming off age years it never feels like a simplistic book Lucius grows up quickly in a series of strange environments giving us a little history lesson and he is surrounded by interesting and brutal men.There are a few twists in the plot although no real surprises and there is plenty of action One strange thing is that there are absol Thoroughly enjoyable.This is an interesting time in history and Miller brings it to life.Lucius is a likeable main character and although this book covers the coming off age years it never feels like a simplistic book Lucius grows up quickly in a series of strange environments giving us a little history lesson and he is surrounded by interesting and brutal men.There are a few twists in the plot although no real surprises and there is plenty of action One strange thing is that there are absolutely no women in this book, in any capacity, perhaps this is to gloss over the rape and brutal treatment of them that would make some of the battles seem less noble, it doesn t harm the story and is better than a forced romantic story line but it did seem strange.It is a light read but an interesting one Well ConstructedThe story so far is well constructed, allowing the reader to thoroughly get to know the main character while also feels by connected withth some of the lesser characters The storyline is compelling there is som repetitiveness in descriptions but overall the story offers a l Interesting glimpse into a less known ancient culture Be sure to look up images of Hun heads, quite fascinating Several minor typos. Good warrior superhero I enjoyed this book although I am not a particular fan of violence It looses a star as it is in particular need of a proofread by a grammarian focused on tense and number By the end the the grammatical mistakes were very distracting But that aside, I did like the book enough to look forward to the next installment Mr Miller does a good job of world building and providing characters I d like to know better, even if they are all too good to be true. A fun readThis book covers a topic in which I am interested, Roman empire I considered it a light read something I would read for entertainment, not knowledge What spoils it somewhat for me are the numerous grammatical errors It left me wondering whether the book had been translated poorly, or if the author really has that poor a grasp of the language I will probably finish the series, but with hesitation BreathtakingWith the narration of Cornwell, the delivery of Scarrow and the detail of Igulden I have rarely enjoyed reading a first novel of an author I have never read before.Hector Miller take a bow.Engrossing from the first paragraph to the last Fantastic pace,characters who leap off the page and sprinkled with a little light wit and dark humour.Could barely bring myself to put it down and time just evaporated as I devoured and devoured every page. Warning, some overarching plot spoilers are ahead I tried to stay away from the details of the story but couldn t do so entirely to do a detailed review.I really don t understand all of the high ratings this book has received 4.4 stars seems way too high I could imagine some thinking it a three star read but four or five Sadly, no.I was given this book as a gift but didn t get to it for a few months I was excited by the concept a warrior was needed to save the waning Roman empire Once Warning, some overarching plot spoilers are ahead I tried to stay away from the details of the story but couldn t do so entirely to do a detailed review.I really don t understand all of the high ratings this book has received 4.4 stars seems way too high I could imagine some thinking it a three star read but four or five Sadly, no.I was given this book as a gift but didn t get to it for a few months I was excited by the concept a warrior was needed to save the waning Roman empire Once I got past the introductory chapters, I becamedisappointed with the story with each page in many ways.First, as mentioned by many other reviewers, the proofreading is pretty awful It doesn t make or break the story but certainly distracts me as I read Apparently it was proofread by two people, but they missed a LOT if mistakes Extra spaces, verb tense inconsistency, and a few spelling errors still exist.But beyond that the story badly needs an editor someone who can challenge the ideas as presented by the author and question why or how the story is written so it makes sense to the target audience and is an enjoyable, engaging read It is plainly obvious that this story was not professionally edited I have seen high school students or skilled eighth graders produce writing of similar quality, though the length of this book is certainly beyond most high school students Students would and should be proud of this writing, but it isn t ready for the big leagues This book has been published after what seems like the second draft It isn t finished I believe this could be an excellent piece of historical fiction after a lot of glaring and very basic writing elements are addressed.Let s look at some examples First, character development is quite poor Lucius, the protagonist, develops skills in a few years as a teenager that hardened adult warriors spend decades acquiring And they re specialists typically He specializes in everything From a character development perspective, this makes me cringe I would challenge the reader and especially the author to find believable character flaws in Lucius I found very few Beyond passing hints at the impatience or inexperience of youth, Lucius has none And those that are briefly mentioned are mastered in the same chapter in which they re introduced There s nothing he can t do exceptionally well Horseback riding, archery, athletics, running and riding in full armor, surviving extended periods in ice cold river water, swordsmanship, martial arts, Daoist breathing techniques yes, really , treaty negotiation, political maneuvering, large scale tactical warfare, native fluency i.e unaccented speech as well as reading and writing in multiple languages, and scouting are among the skills not merely learned but MASTERED between the ages of 13 and 19 This is a ridiculous proposal, as is the incredible coincidence of the multi ethic nobility of his birth To accomplish all this in the story, believable personal growth is replaced by the equivalent of I was amazed at how quickly I picked this up and was able to best my teachers after just a few years I would love to respect Lucius for his hard fought progress, but he overcomes, well, EVERYTHING far too naturally with nigh a transition period between vomiting trainee to god like warrior skills Because Lucius is not a believable protagonist, he is not relatable As a reader I don t cheer for him to grit through the struggle for the reward on the other side The struggle just doesn t seem to last, and after the first hurdles he s already overcome any ineptitude that would take the most talented individuals fartime training to best Beyond Lucius, all the characters in the story are rather flat, static people They don t change, they don t grow, they don t learn, and they do little to drive the story forward They aren t complicated, realistic human beings And neither is Lucius, for all the reasons I just mentioned They re really bystanders in the story of a golden haired god boy Little care was given to minor characters as well They re too often homogeneous, dim witted, unnamed barbarians, and even the protagonist feels they re boring enough to forget their names Yes, that s actually in the story.Next, the story is obviously told from the perspective of Lucius This isn t a poor choice many fantastic books are written in the first person But Lucius uses 21st century language and idioms far too often And unfortunately the one thing it seems he cannot do well is tell a good story Who is the target audience Warriors Children Nobles A close friend Barbarians around a campfire The story seems to be directed at no one in particular, as if he were dictating the story to his third century Siri powered journal for posterity and left as is without refinement The reader is assumed to be unfamiliar with barbarian and Roman culture and warfare, but these topics are taught to the reader in matter of fact statements It is as if I was simply spectating the facts of the setting without being pulled into the story as a participant All of these historical contextual details could be delivered to the reader in a natural way through conversation, inner monologue, observation, colorful setting descriptions, etc by painting a picture of the place and time, of the troop movement, or the heavy feeling in the gut before or after battle As a reader the nonstop action of this novel without deep storytelling leaves me wantingrich depth I d love to taste the story like nutty, complex artisan bread, but was served Wonder Bread as a cheap substitute Overuse of un surprisingly and similar exclamations, especially at the beginning of sentences, is rampant throughout the book It felt like my intelligence as a reader was insulted by having to explain the painfully obvious thoughts of the protagonist while leaving out the deeper senses of the characters.Finally, the ending left me terribly dissatisfied Despite the book s many shortcomings I read through to the end to give the author the chance to pull me into the next installment of the series and wow me with the wrap up of Lucius s genesis, perhaps end this book leaving some intrigue regarding the next phase of Lucius s life But the story just fizzled out There wasn t a resolution after the climax of the story which was, again, simply stated matter of fact instead of immersing the reader in the final big battle Sure, he realized he didn t want to farm, but of course everyone knew that Why would he settle into a farm after being part of epic battles and training for half of his short life to make war Too good to be true coincidences are sprinkled all throughout the story, and the chance rescue of a Roman soldier at the end if the book is no exception Queue another eye roll Yep, just the right person magically happened to show up needing some bandits to be dispatched with mega speedy horseback riding archery ninja slayer skills A friendship is made that gives Lucius a path to chase his warfare passion just as he s struggling with boredom on the farm I feel this is yet another storytelling tragedy he could have grown as a person, but these intentionally coincidental meetings allowed the main character to progress through the story without growing as a human being.The first two chapters of the next book are included as a sneak peek at the end if this one I started to read them, hoping again that the author would improve on the gripes that I had with the first book Nope He dove right into a 20 year old young man besting trained officers in physical prowess, academic learning, quick thinking, and you get the point.Please don t get me wrong I LOVE historical fiction But this book doesn t do the genre justice The concept is intriguing and the author obviously did a lot of research But the poor proofreading, lackluster settings, modern language, unknown audience, matter of fact storytelling, and shallow, static, unrelatable characters make for a poor implementation of a good concept Good cultural descriptionsIf this were a science fiction novel, I d probably rave about the background The standard for science fiction is so much lower than for historical fiction, the writer has to work a little harder to tie his characters to a time and place a non expert can recognize I Liked the story and the characters The politics of Rome in the period are not covered very well Since most of the action takes place outside the border, that wouldn t matter so much if Commodus hasn t bee Good cultural descriptionsIf this were a science fiction novel, I d probably rave about the background The standard for science fiction is so much lower than for historical fiction, the writer has to work a little harder to tie his characters to a time and place a non expert can recognize I Liked the story and the characters The politics of Rome in the period are not covered very well Since most of the action takes place outside the border, that wouldn t matter so much if Commodus hasn t been described so incomplete y That threw everything else about the historical background into question.Commodus was insane and put himself in a class with Caligula for embarrassing Rome The book presents a family friendly version that doesn t set the tone for his assassination His gladiator lovers were tolerated imperial decorum and old Roman values had transformed into something unrecognizable to Caesar Augustus who was quite the prick really but running through the streets pulling a chariot and other behaviors was damaging the Roman image enough that he was finally assassinated by the Praetorian Guard I don t remember a lot of the details that I read about end of the second century but putting a littleattention into the inner politics of the empire at that point would have anchored the storysecurely.After reading this Commodus, I started seeing the heavy handed descriptions of the barbarians with no references to the state of or extent of the empire The undefined borders, no mention of the various Gothic peoples seeking shelter behind the imperial walls and the the story taking place along the black sea without multiple maps for a sense of how far East and North, the characters are traveling, made the book seem like a well defined fantasy novel, rather than historical fiction.That s not to say that the background was inaccurate as much as confusing and or skimpy It s not a badly written book, though the editing was not good I found myself wanting to study the periodto fix in my mind, the peoples and nations from which the characters derive and in which they survive The overall feel was fantasy and I don t have the energy or time to refresh and expand my historical understanding to better enjoy a mediocre novel.I bailed after the fifth percent mark

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