Atila has ratings and 62 reviews. Alexis said: Este trabajo es uno de los tantos escritos sobre Atila, con lugares comunes aceptados en el mundo lite. Atila has ratings and 62 reviews. Arn said: This is a dramatization of Attila the Hun’s invasion of Roman Europe. I’m very happy that I’ve read this. Atila has ratings and 62 reviews. Andrew said: Meh. An interesting first person account of Attila’s last big campaign devolves into an action-hero r.
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Apart from the exciting and remarkably clear fight scenes, what I really enjoyed about this book was the history lesson. It’s a great idea of what the end of the Roman Empire must have look This is a dramatization of Attila the Hun’s invasion of Roman Deitrich.
It’s a great idea of what the end of the Roman Empire must have looked like. It wasn’t so much that the empire “collapsed” as it was kind of dismantled. Although Imperial influence wained, the “barbarian” tribes like the Goths and Franks who were taking over Roman lands found themselves emulating and imitating Roman “civilization,” albeit poorly. The remnants of the Roman empire in these lands found themselves making deals instead of governing. For example, a local warlord, chief or decurion would be charged with patrolling and keeping safe a particular valley, and their recompense would be permission to levy taxes.
There were no longer uniforms, weapons or even soldiers coming from an increasingly remote and out of touch Imperial center; instead, local authority figures ended up seeing themselves as the representative of Rome in their particular valley. The reader can then see the beginnings of medieval feudalism in such a governing model.
At this point, all that was required was the recognition that Rome had no real control over that particular valley and another chunk of the empire would dismantle itself. Lo que nos cuenta. This is an interesting account of Attila the Hun. Dietrich takes actual historical events, locations, and characters and weaves an intriguingly captivating fictional story around them. While Attila is certainly presented as the ruthless, calculating, and sometimes merciless conqueror that he was, he is also given a human face that causes the reader to ponder the true character and nature of the legendary Attila the Hun.
I learned quite a bit of ancient history from this novel, and I was pleasant This is an interesting account of Attila the Hun. I learned quite a bit of ancient history from this novel, and I was pleasantly surprised that the brutality it documented was not nearly as graphically explicit as I had feared. By combining factual information, real historical characters and adding fictional supporting roles, Dietrich makes historical events come to life in a highly adventurous imaginative manner.
Jul 29, Matias Sulzberger rated it liked it. Es complicado escribir sobre alguien del cual se sabe tan poco como Atila. Por ende, la novela contiene muchos datos que no son del todo reales. Finally I’m done reading ot, and must confess the ending wasn’t as I predicted. Maybe a little too much incidence in the wliliam details, although it’s worth reading.
This an an excellent historical fiction tale. Jonas Alabanda, a young historian from the Eastern Empire of Constantinople, is selected for an assistant’s post in a diplomatic mission sent to pacify Attila. Jonas, a scholar by nature, has wiilliam the Hunnish language, which few in the empires can speak.
The novel is mostly told from his point of view. Occasionally, the author switches to a third This an an excellent historical fiction tale. Occasionally, the author switches to a third person point of view, then back to first person. Although I found it a bit destractingparts Joans ‘tells’ he could not have known. But the pace of the novel was so good, it well overcame this one flaw. Fast-paced; lots of suspense and adventure–battles; chases, spies; assassains and intrigue are well mixed.
The historical details of the Roman empire–both Diios and Western–are based as much as possible on real historical persons and knowledge.
The Huns are portrayed fairly realistically–but as the author notes in his epilogue, we have one problem here. The Huns had no written language and were nomadic with no cities for historians to escavate.
So, our knowledge of the Hun people is based on the writings of their enemies, plus some archaelogical conjectures. Still, the picture in the novel of the Huns’ nomadic life wioliam culture rang true to me. And they were incredible warriors and horsemen. Definitely for over 18 due to the violent descriptions of battles and other adult content.
For adults, however, this book is very entertainning. Fans of real history would probably find much worth their time as well. The book is set in Europe in A. Attila and his horde of Huns are ravishing the countryside and demanding ever increasing tribute from the Roman emperors in Rome and Constantinople.
The story line is not exceedly complex, willjam the book is action packed. There is a love interest that goes throughout the book, there is intrigue, individual fights, and massive battles. I think this is more of a guy book, but there is a heroine as well as a hero. There are a number of interesting characters. We The book is set in Europe in A. We see the main character grow in a host of ways as the book progresses.
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So, as I represent “the guy” on our book community I have to say this book is pretty good. The characters are easy to get involved with and the story moves at a great pace. I like the historical fiction genre, this book is more fiction than history. Their is some raw language and situations so be warned, but overall a great read.
Ya estoy buscando otra novela suya! Nov 18, Aldrin rated it liked it. Not the best story but in some parts it gets good. I saw it in the library and found it quite interesting. I liked this book. It wasn’t anything earth-shattering, but it was actually a very decent historical fiction.
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William Dietrich is a NY Times bestelling author of the Ethan Gage series of eight books which have sold into 28 languages. He is also the author of six other adventure novels, several nonfiction works on the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest, and a contributor to several books.
Bill was a career journalist, sharing a Pulitzer for national reporting at the Seattle Times for coverage of Williqm Dietrich is a NY Times bestelling author of the Ethan Gage series of eight books which have sold into 28 languages. Bill was a career journalist, sharing a Pulitzer for national reporting at the Seattle Times for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
He taught environmental journalism at Huxley College, a division of Western Washington University, and was adviser to Planet Magazine there. The traveling informs his books. He lives in Anacortes, WA, in the San Juan islands, and is a dw of books, movies, history, science, and the outdoors.
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