The Last Roman: Exile
May 29, 2021
Bat City Press
“This is a ride that will keep you pinned to your seat from start to finish.” The Historical Novel Society
What if The Gladiator smashed into The Highlander, and then careened into Jason Bourne? You would get The Last Roman: Exile.
Some debts you cannot repay, even if you live forever…
Seasoned imperial officer Marcus Sempronius Gracchus leads the 9th Roman Legion into a bloody battle against a fierce barbarian tribe. It’s a battle he won’t survive.
When he awakens three days later, clawing his way from a shallow grave, Marcus must face the reality of his new existence. He will never see the afterlife–but that won’t stop him from dying time and again over the next 2,000 years.
But Marcus is not the only one cursed with eternal life, and they are determined to bring the world crashing to its knees. Forced to confront the only brother he has ever known, can Marcus prevent the inevitable and find redemption?
Follow the story of a man who should be dead, as he tries to save the world… and his soul.
B.K. Greenwood lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and wolfpack of 4 rescue dogs. He loves to travel and has incorporated his experiences into his writing. B.K. enjoys works of fiction and nonfiction, with a heavy emphasis on history, adventure, and classics. His passion for history is on display in his debut novel, The Last Roman: Exile.
Author: B.K. Greenwood
Release Date: May 29th, 2021
Page Count: 300
Start Date: March 19th, 2022
Finish Date: March 23rd, 2022
Story: This is a very unique take on a very well-known biblical story. I can’t say it was a favorite of mine, but I did enjoy it very much. I really love stories that add a unique twist on things. Especially when it comes to older stories. I don’t want to say too much and give too much of the plot away. It’s much more rewarding coming into this knowing very little. Also, this takes place in two different times.
Characters: There are many different characters. We have Marcus who has been cursed to live for the part he played in the event. We also have Thomas who is also cursed. I’m bad with names, so I don’t remember them all. There are quite a bit of strong-willed characters!
Narration: Was very well done. I would have liked to see more of a dialect difference with the different time frames, but I get how hard that is.
Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed this story very much! It’s such a unique twist that gives a spin on something that I would have never thought. I’m not going to lie, I could see how there will be many people that won’t care for this book that much. Mainly because it would go against their beliefs. It just means they aren’t the target audience for the book. Other than that, I fully recommend it!
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