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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Les trois légions, Tome 2 (French Edition)

L'honneur du centurion (Les trois légions, #2) - Rosemary Sutcliff, Philippe Morgaut Old fashioned adventure story doesn't mean boring in the hands of Rosemary Sutcliff. Far from it. The story of friendship, loyalty, courage, wits and ultimately doing what is right is told with love and passion for the period.We are almost at the sunset of the great Roman Empire, in Briton where two young men go beyond their training, their belief and put their lives on the line for what is right. Flavius Aquila, roman centurion meets Justin, well it's Tiberius Lucius Justinianus, army surgeon on Justin's arrival at a frontier's front. They strike a friendship, discover they are related and embarks on a dangerous, inevitable journey to save what is left of the Empire in this outer frontier of Briton. This is part of her loose series featuring the Aquila family and yes, the fame eagle of the previous book makes an appearance. The plot is solid, the characters compelling, the historical background is done well and doesn't feel like info dumping. Sutcliff shows, doesn't tell. It serves the story and the reader well.