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Lots of people are talking about “The Eagle Has Fallen”. Here’s just a few of the comments we’ve picked up – from authors, historians . . . and book lovers like you! Thanks to everyone who takes the time to give some feedback. Remember: if you’ve got comments to share you can contact us via email or engage via Twitter or Facebook.

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“Just had a look at the foreword. Looks good to me. Right up my street in fact. Good luck!”  – Simon Scarrow

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“The author obviously has done his research and brings the times and politics of ancient Rome to life, but this is no dry history book but a page turning novel, packed with action and believable characters, well worth reading.”  John A (on amazon.co.uk)

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“Imaginatively structured ‘The Eagle has Fallen’ may be, but Young takes no undue liberties with history, giving his fiction a very high degree of plausibility . . . I have no hesitation in recommending this book, a crisp, engaging, intelligent, soundly researched and gripping story, one that is well-paced and easy to read in the best page turning tradition. For a first novel it’s a commendable piece of work. It’s a measure of the author’s success that I now want to find out more about the whole period.” – Anna The Imp (read her full comments here.)

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“The Eagle Has Fallen” is a saga of the far reaching influence and power of ancient Rome.

Brian Young presents a credible plot with a plausible hypothesis of an enduring historical mystery.The narrative is presented as a fast moving tale that incorporates various themes including history, ancient politics, military stratagems, intrigue, adventure and romance.

The story is well told, easily read and worth reading.” – David McMahon (on amazon.co.uk)

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“This is a great read! A real page turner and one that kept the bedside light burning well into the wee small hours! The depictions of the inner workings of Rome and its outposts together with the heroes and villains that unfold along the way draw you in to a long lost world and keeps you wondering, long after you’ve finished the book, is this what really happened to the ninth…?”  – Gary S. (on amazon.co.uk)

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“Really great first book – I can take or leave historical fiction, but this is LOVED! The settings and accuracy of the histotical content are superb. This has all the attributes to be made into a film (a la “The Eagle” & “Centurion”), only this is fact. Looking forward to the authors next novel.” – Pigface51 (on amazon.co.uk)

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“Couldn’t put this book down until I found out what really happened to the”Ninth”.Great story,great characters,atmospheric and believable.What more do you need from a book?

Enjoyed the fact that it was,indeed,mainly based on actual historical evidence.Having read many others of the same genre,I think this book beats them all.A must for all Gladiator fans.”  Werdnareklaw (on amazon.co.uk)

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“Thoroughly enjoyed the ongoing storyline in different areas. The story weaved through historical facts and left me satisfied with the outcome which proved to be a very enjoyable read.” – Jacami (on amazon.co.uk)

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“I greatly enjoyed this book. The characters had great chemistry and the descriptions of their adventures were luminescent.

I was sucked down into the vortex of the action and could not put this book down. It was like some kind of magnetic attraction. The writer has clearly thought about the localities and the methods of the legions and has become the architect of a wonderful story. I hope that the success of this book will be the trigger for many more. Brilliant!

Paul Kent (on amazon.co.uk)

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