[The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay


The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Ily he loves To survive he must desert the field army and embark on an odyssey to reclaim his home and his birthright and rescue his nobility For when the barbarians surge into the civilised heart of Britannia when the generals fall and the politicians flee will the lights go out Who will have the courage to stand against them. Set in Britain in the fourth century AD The Lion and The Lamb is the story of Paul a young man from a wealthy and respected Romano British family who runs away from home after killing his brother in a uarrel joins the army as a lowly foot soldier falls in love with a crippled Irish slave who redeems him and returns to his family just in time to save his community from the Great Barbarian conspiracy in which an alliance of barbarian tribes simultaneously invade Roman Britain There is a good deal of socio political background in this book and it feels very authentic That is as you might expect from an author who is a lecturer in medieval history at Durham University and has been hailed as a latter day Rosemary Sutcliff albeit one clearly writing for adultsIt s always good to have a sense of the bigger picture in historical fiction and it was certainly interesting to see how the mechanics of civil military and religious administration worked in the latter days of the empire Unfortunately what the novel gains in historical accuracy it loses in narrative techniue I found the characters a bit wooden and the plot terribly slow I struggled to get to the end

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The Lion and the Lamb Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Tannia herself fellow Romans but men who seek only power and power for which they are willing to watch their homeland burnAs the shadow of war looms from beyond the Wall Cironius Agnus Paulus a young soldier with a secret past becomes ensnared in a conspiracy that threatens not only him but the home he has forsaken and the fam. Set in a period I knew very little about The Lion and The Lamb I found to be in the end an excellent book instantly engaging really well written and a thoroughly good investment of my and your time and money OK I got it as a Christmas present so of my friend s money But I digressIt is set during what seems to be the latter days of the Roman occupation of Britain AD363 to be exact This is Britain in the final years before Rome finally withdrew all her soldiers When the Roman Romans were getting set to abandon their British project and the British who d become Roman were beginning to get worried That part doesn t play a huge part in most of the book but I felt it was an essential and well played undercurrent especially as there come and outrageous barbarian attacks along the coast That the barbarians are the enemy and invaders and are essentially the descendants of the people who were conuered by the Romans when THEY invaded is an ironic delightThe story follows Gaius Cironius Agnus Paulus and his family They are from a British tribe but are full blooded British Romans now After what could be called a misunderstanding Paulus flees their home in what is now southern England gets press ganged into the Army and is sent north to Hadrian s Wall A punishment sees him sent even further north where amidst the corruption and treachery he finally sees the light as it were and realises he needs to return home whatever the conseuences Along the way he meets an Irish slave girl Eachna herself with a somewhat disrupted family background in its own way not too dissimilar to his and they journey south to confront barbarians his family and the rabbit in the headlights attitudes of the southern Romano British society Phew If all that reminds you minus the fighting of Barbarians of some of Jane Austin s work then it did me too There is especially with Paulus sister and her attitude to what is and what isn t important and how you do something feels important than what you are doing something of the Emma here And that s a good thing in my book Think Jane Austin set in Roman times But with balls And not the dancing kindIt was a change perhaps from the Roman epics I ve been reading of late in that it isn t bristling with battles but it was a refreshing change In looking at the attitudes morals and lifestyles of the rich and famous Roman Britons trying to be Roman than the Romans sometimes you really do get a feel for a country about to have the certainty of how their lives have been for the previous 400 odd years removed Not knowing as The Clash once so elouently put it Should I Stay or Should I Go If I had to pick holes and I feel I have to one thing that did irritate me was the switching between the two areas of the story One chapter with the son up north the next with the family down south I can see why he would do it but by a little over half way it s became a little forced mechanical and risked becoming a distraction Fortunately he managed to pull it back from the brink in the final third and that packed with intrigue tension and flow made the book as a wholeIt reminded me in many ways and not just because of its British setting of Douglas Jackson s Rome series The first in the series as that is set in Britain anyway The same instant engagement and ease of story telling If you ve been reading any of the first three in Anthony Riches Empire series as they too are set in northern Britain but some 180 odd years earlier this could well be seen as the antidote A really pleasant break from the full on hard living hard drinking and in Anthony Riches stories hard swearing epics I ve read a lot of just lately I still love them but I think I can appreciate this all the for having come away from them and will appreciate them all the when I come back from this If you followIt s also well worth staying on for the Afterword and Historical stuff Very interesting to see how delicately he s woven his tale in and out of the available facts

John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review

The Lion and the Lamb Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Britain AD366 The island is at peace her people enjoying an age of prosperity such as they have never known But from beyond the northern frontier into the Four Provinces come unsettling rumours the barbarians are rising eager to prey on the riches of the south And they are not alone; with them conspire traitors from within Bri. What a wonderful novel This isn t a period of Roman history I know well but John Henry Clay reveals just how fascinating it is Great storytelling covering so many areas of life across late Roman Britain The author is also to be commended for the female characters Great to see such strong and individual female figures in Roman historical fiction

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  • John Henry Clay
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  • 01 September 2020
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  1. says: Read The Lion and the Lamb Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay 3 12 starsIt is about time that books of this kind set in this period of history and of an epic nature begin appearing in bookstores Books that cover similar are generally old or dated ones now Published many decades ago and no longer in print In fact I can not think of any recent ones at all that are set in this thoroughly fascinating period

  2. says: Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Read The Lion and the Lamb What a wonderful novel This isn't a period of Roman history I know well but John Henry Clay reveals just how fascinating it is Great storytelling covering so many areas of life across late Roman Britain The author is also to be commended for the female characters Great to see such strong and individual female figures in Roman histor

  3. says: Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay I was impressed with this book; for a debut novel it's well written and I like that the author chose late Roman Britain as his setting underutilized in fiction The centerpiece event is the 'Barbarian Conspiracy' of 367 AD which historically occurred only a few decades before the legions were pulled out of Britain for good At that time 410 AD Emperor Honorius told the people to look to themselves for their own defense I recommend this page

  4. says: John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay Read The Lion and the Lamb

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay Read The Lion and the Lamb Set in a period I knew very little about ‘The Lion and The Lamb’ I found to be in the end an excellent book instantly engaging really well written and a thoroughly good investment of my and your time and money OK I got it as a Christmas present so of my friend’s money But I digressIt is set during what seems to be the latter days of the Roman occupation of Britain AD363 to be exact This is Britain in the final years before

  5. says: Read The Lion and the Lamb John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay A remarkable first novel So well researched and the setting so well depicted that I almost imagined I had time traveled to Roman Britain The characters the author selected rang true as did the politics of the time I enjoy historical novels set in the Middle Ages and this one is right up there with such greats as Eagle In The Snow The Advent

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    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay Great read but I felt some parts were rushed and others were dragged out so sometimes the pace felt a little off for me However I loved the char

  7. says: [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay This novel is set in 4th century Britain with the province under attack from barbarian tribes and the Roman army in a state of confusion It tells the story of Paul a noble young Roman who flees home after a family uarrel and is press ganged into service as a foot soldier Meanwhile his sister Amanda struggles with growing up in the stultifying atmosphere of a noble household and escaped slave Eachna tries to make her way

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    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay Set in Britain in the fourth century AD The Lion and The Lamb is the story of Paul a young man from a wealthy and respected Romano British family who runs away from home after killing his brother in a uarrel joins the army as a lowly foot so

  9. says: [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay Set in a richly coloured Roman Britain in the mid fourth century this novel is a wonderful depiction of this place and time and is written in gorgeous prose The Lion and the Lamb interweaves the storylines of four main characters Paul the heir to a prestigious family who is drafted into the army and chooses to remain their rather than face his family; his sister Amanda a very traditional aristocratic girl; and Eachna a slave girl with a fie

  10. says: [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay

    [The Lion and the Lamb] E–pub ✓ John Henry Clay John Henry Clay ✓ 8 Review Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Henry Clay Chewed through it in one night Great characterization excellent authorial voice compelling plot with great twists which somehow had all the best bits of historical fiction and none of the worst I usually stay away from historical fiction as reading it usually ends with me rending my hair and shouting but that's anachronistic but of course John avoids all of those pitfalls except for the use of Old English and if Helen Foxhall Forbes thin

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