So glad to see a series set in this era and that seeks to record how the Romans military and political machine begins to grind down the ambitious but ultimately doomed Macedonian kingdom. Love the action and being able to get an insight from both the Greek and Roman sides. Evokes empathy for both sides while not hiding the violence and ruthlessness of both. Few writers of historical fiction are as good as describing page-turning rolling campaigns and battles with all the grit and sweat and realism that readers appreciate. Kane joins Cornwell, Cameron, Peake and Iggulden in being able to draw the reader into the ancient world they create and make them feel as if they are there, sharing the battles, the routines, the sentry duty, the food, the dust, the wine and the dull, boring days that are always part of a soldiers life.
While historically correct and nearly engaging it isn't that realistic in the day to day compared to other authors. Military expressions and attitudes are just wrong and fall short for such a promising book .