#BLOGTOUR | The Walls of Rome – Robert M. Kidd @RobertMKidd1 @rararesources @gilbster1000 #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #giveaway

218 BC. Sphax is seventeen and haunted by the brutal murder of his parents at the hands of Rome. After ten years of miserable slavery he will make his last bid for freedom and go in search of Hannibal’s army and his birthright. He will have his revenge on the stinking cesspit that is Rome!

Destiny will see him taken under the wing of Maharbal, Hannibal’s brilliant general, and groomed to lead the finest horsemen in the world – the feared Numidian cavalry that would become the scourge of Rome.

From the crossing of the great Rhodanus River, Sphax’s epic journey takes him through the lands of the Gaul to the highest pass in the Alps. This is the story of the most famous march in history. A march against impossible odds, against savage mountain Gauls, a brutal winter and Sphax’s own demons.

This is more than a struggle for empire. This is the last great war to save the beauty of the old world, the civilized world of Carthage, Greece and Gaul. The world of art and philosophy – before it is ground into dust by the upstart barbarity of Rome.

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Review:

I love finding new-to-me authors and historical fiction that really captivates me. The Walls of Rome by Robert M. Kidd fits both of those things for me.

The writing is wonderful. The descriptive nature of this book just let me get lost in the story. Not only is this story descriptive, it’s also fast-paced and riveting. I was drawn in and didn’t want to put this down.

The characters were well-crafted, and the story felt real because it was well-researched. I don’t have much to say that’s negative. This was an easy five start read. Highly recommended.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Rating:

5/5☆


When Cato the Censor demanded that ‘Carthage must be destroyed,’ Rome did just that. In 146 BC, after a three year siege, Carthage was raised to the ground, its surviving citizens sold into slavery and the fields where this once magnificent city had stood, ploughed by oxen.

Carthage was erased from history.
That’s why I’m a novelist on a mission! I want to set the historical record straight. Our entire history of Hannibal’s wars with Rome is nothing short of propaganda, written by Greeks and Romans for their Roman clients. It intrigues me that Hannibal took two Greek scholars and historians with him on campaign, yet their histories of Rome’s deadliest war have never seen the light of day.

My hero, Sphax the Numidian, tells a different story!

When I’m not waging war with my pen, I like to indulge my passion for travel and hill walking, and like my hero, I too love horses. I live in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

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Giveaway

Win the A Hostage of Rome (Book 3) to be dedicated to the winner, & a signed dedicated copy too (Open INT)

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