The Spear of Crom

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Britain, 68AD, and Suetonius and Agricola are on a mission to crush the insurgent tribes.  Those that refuse to submit to Rome’s rule.  Fergus MacAmergin is part of the auxiliary troop under their command. Together with Agricola, Fergus is charged with the task of retrieving a mystical spear; the spear reputed to have pierced the side of Christ. As ever though, things are never quite as they seem and past horrors have a habit of resurfacing.

The Spear of Crom is bloody. It’s gruesome. It’s full of battles, murder, sacrifice and fights. It’s utterly brilliant. An all-out action book although there is some stretch of believability with the sheer amount of times our hero, Fergus, escapes from certain death.  If, like me, you’re the pickiest of nitpickers you may also have a few issues with some of the career titles awarded, and the levels of said titles, but this really is splitting hairs.

The Spear of Crom is fast-paced and action-packed.  From the first page, it’s relentless.  A quick proof read would pick up the very few errors, but this is a highly recommended book. I can only hope that it’s the first of a series, as this could be extremely successful.

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Century

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(UK) £7.99

ISBN
(UK) 9781782993476

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Paperback

Pages
325

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