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Ironroot (Tales of the Empire Book 2) by [Turney, S.J.A.]
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3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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In the riveting second instalment of a new and epic historical fantasy series, an Imperial captain must confront an ancient treachery...

Lucius Varro, a captain in the Fourth Army, is about to have the worst day of his life. Wounded and poisoned in battle, and fearing for his life and his future, he stumbles upon a plot that reaches deep into the past and the roots of everything in which he believes.

Accompanied by a young engineer from his unit and the daughter of his commander in chief, he begins to unpeel layers of treachery and murder that threaten not only himself, but the people that he loves. Varro is determined to find his betrayer, but the poison is incurable, and there isn’t much time left…

Ironroot is set twenty years after the events of the first Tales of the Empire novel, Interregnum. Inspired by Roman history, this is an evocative and action-packed tale of treason and revenge, sure to delight fans of Conn Iggulden, Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow.

This new edition of Ironroot has been revised and professionally proofread by S.J.A. Turney’s publisher.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1467 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497470625
  • Publisher: Canelo (4 July 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01HX3EWAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,160 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Insight into engineering in the Roman army, is most interesting. A sound plot with a totally unexpected ending. Good characterisation, plenty of action, pacey, exciting and at times breath holding. A love story, as well as adventure and intrigue. A cracking read. The history of the period is well researched. I will probably read again in the future.
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By Davey TOP 50 REVIEWER on 12 July 2014
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The Tales of the Empire continue with this story featuring treachery in the army, poison and strange northern gods. Once again well written by S.J.A. Turney. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SJA Turney's Third Book: Ironroot 17 September 2010
By Julie I. Richards - Published on Amazon.com
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Ironroot is Mr. Turney's third book, and the second in a series. It follows Interregnum in sequence, however, Ironroot stands alone. I gave it 5 stars - it is that good. Ironroot is an exciting tale of Captain Varro in a Roman-like army, as this is Historical fiction. The first chapter begins smack in the middle of a battle with barbarians. The author knows the mindset of a Roman soldier on the frontline. One experiences the excitement, the sounds, and the fight. Fate (or the gods?) pair up an unsuspecting young soldier with Varro on his personal mission. I don't want to give too much away, but I will tell that you Ironroot has plenty of "Turney Twists" to keep this story moving at a quick pace from start to finish. The ending, though not at all what I had expected, was quite emotional. I never re-read a book, but I have this one: There are so many neat details that it's worth opening a second time.

Mr. Turney obviously has knowledge of Roman engineering, and has put it to use here. I enjoyed his many descriptions of construction, terrain, characters,... as his writing style lends well to the imagination. This book feels more personal than the other two, although they are terrific in their own right. If you've read Interregnum, you will recognize the Reign of Darius, and some of the characters, but as I said, Ironroot stands alone. A very good book. - Jules
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice, easy read 14 April 2017
By Michael B - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book overall well balanced. A bit predictable but very enjoyable. The characters are nicely grown from their introductions, the scenery nicely laid out for the reader and the action not too much and too little. A nice blend. Nice number 2 book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read you will call in the next day so you can finish this sbook and start the next. 17 June 2016
By happy - Published on Amazon.com
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You will be up so late reading this you will have to call into work the next day so you can finish the book. Yeah your going to want to KNOW what happens after they get to that forest. When you could no longer keep your eyes open as they were dry and scratchy as well. This Authors ability to get you to care not only about the characters but about where the journey takes you is remarkable. That's what a good story teller does. Sucks you in and keeps you there. Then you want to go research the information- that's in his other series. This series is that lolly pop sweet read that you just do not want to stop sucking on.
3.0 out of 5 stars Cernus the Mystical White Stag God Leads them 14 August 2013
By William A McLaughlin - Published on Amazon.com
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Cernus the Mystical White Stag God Leads them"
"Ironroot" is the second SJA Turney's "Tales of Empire" series and the first to include a Mystical apparition, the white stag, Cernus. Betrayal, treason, murder meet with heroes rescuing an Empire from political corruption. There is action of the sort Mr. Turney is noted for in his writings and plots abound. The driving force a dying Captain and his young impressionable companion face constant threats of murder and mayhem from a powerful military leader/politician. It shows that even in the most idealistic of states reality requires a heavy hand sometimes against injustice. I am not entirely sure that is a case I subscribe to but it is fiction and Fiction is a story nonetheless. I rate this a three star book because It is more middle of the Road SJA Turney than exceptional but it has some worthwhile points. Many of the characters are solid but lack depth. The plot twists are good but the evil doers a little predictable and caricatures. The development of Salonius from naïve you soldier to imaginative and highly inventive indispensible accomplice maybe a little fast. The book is a good enjoyable read. I look forward to the next in the series:" Dark Empress (Tales of the Empire)".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stands alone 26 September 2013
By Sailor - Published on Amazon.com
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Ironroot is the second of three, but any of these books would stand alone. The story is well written and characters are believable, though the author does have a tendency to get a little improbably heroic at times. Still, he writes enough detail into those actions to make the reader comfortable with the stretch. This particular book has an excellent plot twist that one may suspect, but the way Turney crafts it makes it worth reading all the way through. While it does help to have read Interregnum, that is not required to appreciate this effort.

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