Review of The Last Roman, Book One: Exile by B.K. Greenwood

Gaul, 37 AD Seasoned imperial officer Marcus Sempronius Gracchus leads the 9th Roman Legion into bloody battle against a fierce barbarian rival. It’s a battle he won’t survive. 

When he awakens three days later, clawing his way from a hastily dug grave, Marcus realizes he cannot be killed—but that won’t stop him from dying time and again over the next 2,000 years. 

The novel switches from glimpses in different time periods to present day a lot. In present day Marcus seems to be an assassin killing and hunting evil people who are the followers of another immortal.

The writer has a pleasant writing style and the historical glimpses are interesting. The whole concept of a person surviving all those centuries and see the world change was something I hoped to read in this novel. 

There are however some things I do not like: 

- According to the book the people who Jesus healed and the ones who touched his blood became somehow immortal. But the part about the centurion killing Jesus is not following the biblical story correctly. And while one of those turns to the Dark side there is no explanation why all those others did;

 - There is a flaw in the story when it regards his kids;

 - I hate novels who end with a cliffhanger urging you to buy a part 2. I would recommend this author to stick to a historical novel as those parts I did like.





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