Friday, December 07, 2012

Tros of Samothrace - Talbot Mundy

A Samothracian prince and his father were happy naval men with the freedom to trade in Rome. Until Julius Caesar's blokes decided politics and money dictated otherwords and their letter of conduct was dishonoured, crew killed and declared pirates with a couple left. Made to go to Britain, Tros seethes and decides to get the better of Caesar. However, he has to deal with British politics and wussery and venality as well before he can build and great ship and start sinking a Caesar. The two leaders come into conflict multiple times until the Samothracian bites off a little more than he can chew by actually going to Rome. A bit sneakier than he is used to he ends up as a gladiatorial spectacle along with his Vikings with the only chance to win their way out via some Vestal Virgin confusion. 3.5 out of 5