Hazel B. West
- Title: Wolfsblood
- Author: Hazel B. West
- ISBN: null
- Page: 487
- Format: Kindle Edition
Alexandrus has been hoping for his promotion to centurion for a while, not only for his own personal gain, but to make his father, a wounded veteran, proud However, promotion does not come in the way he expects.He finds himself posted to a frontier fort on the Northern Border, commanding a cohort of Celtic auxiliaries Chosen for this particular job because his grandmotheAlexandrus has been hoping for his promotion to centurion for a while, not only for his own personal gain, but to make his father, a wounded veteran, proud However, promotion does not come in the way he expects.He finds himself posted to a frontier fort on the Northern Border, commanding a cohort of Celtic auxiliaries Chosen for this particular job because his grandmother was British and he speaks the language, he sets off for his new posting, leaving behind a disappointed father and the relatively comfortable life he has known in the south.When he reaches the fort, he finds it the most horribly run place he has ever seen Men are sleeping on duty, no one seems to be motivated to do anything, and the decurion is currently indisposed He soon makes it his duty to join with the other centurions and whip the men into shape, but it proves difficult, for the fort is full of troublemakers, both well meaning and otherwise But the lack of discipline is not the only thing strange about the new posting Where are the horses if it s supposed to me a cavalry cohort Why do most of the men seem to have strange golden eyes, and why is it that most of them have bite scars It can t be that they were all so unlucky while hunting for wolf skins, could it Alex disregards an old story he hears about a Druid curse, but when it comes to the night of his own initiation, he begins to wonder whether there is truth to it after all.
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Set in the old world when men and beast alike fought with sword or hand a young boy must make a name for himself or face the father that he needs to apporve of him. As Alex turns 18 his ability to be a leader is vast and encouraging but when he gets his first assignment in a land where men like him are hated and it is considered a discipline to even have to go into these harsh lands Alexs takes his journey and is bent on making a name for him and his father or die trying. The men at the fort are [...]
As is customary for Hazel B. West's books, this one is absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed it the whole time and my greater concentration of thought was upon it throughout its entirety. The characters are very likable, the plot is grand. And we even get a father-son whatever-you-wan't-to-call-it to boot! (view spoiler)[All of the unnatural things are wonderfully handled and described. (hide spoiler)] Also, it's happening in a Roman and Celtic setting. And then there are strange golden eyes and wolf [...]
Read this review, and others like it, at my book blog, Bookmarks and Coffee Mugs!Hazel West sent me a copy of her book, Wolfsblood, after I won it in a giveaway. It’s a self-published historical fantasy, set in the time of Roman occupied Britain. Alexandrus, a newly promoted centurion, is sent to Britain to try and reform the unruly Celtic cohort. When he arrives, he finds a sleepy and disorganized band of soldiers lounging around the fort. As he tries to whip the soldiers into shape and earn [...]
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).I was reasonably sure, from the blurb of this book, that this would be a book I'd enjoy reading but I was somewhat surprised by how much I enjoyed it by the end. It had a lot of my favourite elements in a book, especially since I've been really interested in the Ancient World.I really liked the main character in this book. I wasn't sure I would at first, but I quickly grew to like him, especially gi [...]
Characters: Alexandrus (Alex) is likeable. He is brave, honorable, and insecure. I don't like Romans much, in the abstract, but I like Alex. Haunted Tiberius and wild Justinius are both brave friends.Story: See summary. It's interesting: mystery, wolves, Romans, Celts, plot twistContent: b*gg*r, bloody; violence, Druid magic. PG.
The main character was likable, the plot was interesting and moved at a nice pace, and this was a great book overall, with well-rounded characters. However, I felt there were a few historical inaccuracies, which spoiled the story a little for me.
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