(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did find this book to be quite an entertaining, fast read. It took me a little while to truly get into George’s head, but as the book progressed, I did manage to get more into it.
The dragons angle was quite a good one, though I was a bit disappointed not to see anything of one of the main characters. I did like George’s friendship with Marcus – which I think is the right spelling, but the book’s upstairs and I’m downstairs, so I can’t check.
I liked the fact that there were the two different adventures running parallel to each other. There were some things that surprised me about the motivations of the characters and what was revealed about them.
I did like Augustus by the end of the book. Brenus was quite an intriguing character, too.
I did think that the language was a bit too modern at times. (The word ‘okay’ was used a lot), but for the most part, it did make me feel like I was back in Ancient Rome. I did notice a few errors in the writing, but nothing really major.
I also really liked the glimpses of Arthur. I would have liked to see more of him. I think I’d definitely be interested in reading other books in this series sometime in the future.