Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
A Roman Peace in Briton is Joe Tackett's first novel. It is a History based Fiction novel.
Published: June 6, 2011
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Over two thousand years ago, in a vanished world in which gallant death and honor still holds sway, Gaius Julius Caesar is blitzing through Briton’s fierce, blue-painted warlords, exacting a heavy price in exchange for peace. News from Rome and word of rebellion in war-ravaged Gaul cut short Caesar’s invasion of Briton, leaving him little choice but to return to the mainland. Leaving for Gaul, Caesar entrusts a depleted legion to Cussius Caesar, and senior centurion, Marcus Rulus. With orders to further explore Briton and return to Gaul with the tribute, Marcus and Cussius find themselves in a remarkable quest to carve a future out of the land. A Roman Peace in Briton follows the lives of those left behind whose fates become bound to the people of the fabled, fog-bound lands of ancient Briton. Filled with dramatic scenes and abounding in fictional and historical personalities, A Roman Peace in Briton hooks with passionate storytelling and engulfs the reader in events of historical legend.
About the Author
Joe studied history and criminal justice at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where he also worked as a police officer until leaving to study at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Since matriculating from law school Joe has been an associate for a large creditor's rights firm, worked in private practice as a solo-practitioner and sat the bench as a magistrate at the Court of Common Pleas. His passion for books, history, writing, and in particular, historical fiction, led him to writing book and literature reviews at joeunleashed.com. These days you will find Joe polishing the sequel to "A Roman Peace in Briton: Blood on the Stone" and practicing law on a case-by-case basis as necessity and inspiration see fit.
Posted by Christina Irelan at 6:00 AM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thank you so much Talia Jager for giving me to opportunity to read your book. It is truly a remarkable piece of work!
Kassie can't figure out how to control her gift. Mira is immune to it and she seems to be the only one that can calm Kassia down when her gift is getting the best of her. That is until Daxton got transferred to their school. Daxton is drawn to Kassia and he is a dreamer. He can take her away in her mind to calm her down when her gift is surging inside her.
When Mira, Kassia's best friend, is attacked and raped in a dark alley, Kassia looses control of her gift and kills her friends' attackers. She never meant to kill anyone, she didn't even know she could. Yeah, she wanted them dead for what they did to her best friend but she never meant to kill them.
Since Kassia has killed, the demons know she exists. They are coming for her. They want to brainwash her and use her as a weapon to control the world. Mr. Eaton, the headmaster, sends Kassia and her friends away to hide and try to keep each other safe. Daxton went to help keep Kassia from using her gift. Noe went because she can see things before they happen. Auralee went because she can hear the thoughts of others. Zane could speak to other creatures and Mira not only helped keep Kassia from using her gift, she could also compel others to do what she wanted or to forget things she wanted forgotten.
Kassia worries that the only way to keep her friends safe from the demons is for her to die. She doesn't want to die but she is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her friends safe. After all they are the only family she has...
I won't tell what happens in the end :) you have to read the book to find out for yourself! You won't be sorry! Trust me, this book is THAT good!
Posted by Christina Irelan at 6:00 AM