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Getorix: The Eagle and The Bull [Versión Kindle]

Judith Geary

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Getorix, almost fifteen, marches beside his father, a defeated Celtic leader, in the Roman triumph -- a celebration ending in death. He has this one chance to win a hero's welcome into the Otherworld and earn his father's regard, by facing the sacrifice with courage. Instead, the gods hurl a different challenge.
Can Getorix accept friendship with the Roman who spares his life if the cost is his honor?
Set in the turbulent years at the end of the Roman Republic when threats of foreign invasion and conflicts within led to the erosion of civilization's most celebrated experiment in representative government, this story takes readers the hand and leads them into a strangely familiar world. Modern readers will related to the challenges these youths from opposing cultures face in reconciling their differing world views and value systems. The ancient Roman setting lends a fantastic quality, yet the political turmoil and social upheaval parallels our own time.

Compelling tale of ancient Rome.
The fully-realized characters make the past come alive for readers of any age.
– Sharyn McCrumb, best-selling author of The Ballad of Tom Dooley

Authentic setting, dialogue, and characterization
beckon readers to travel to worlds of long ago. ... the themes...
are as applicable today as they were in the past.
– Foreword Magazine

Thoroughly grounded in the world of ancient Rome, ... gives the reader a contemporary sense of being there ... mental adventure film keeps the pages turning.
– Gloria Houston, best-selling author of Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

"Provides the reader with an astonishingly vivid and well-realized glimpse at Rome during the first century B.C.E. – a glimpse filtered through the eyes of a young Celtic slave, whose passions and problems will resonate with teenagers today. It’s a side of ancient Rome we hear about and know existed, but seldom see: a wonderful synthesis of today’s sensibilities and the facts of yesteryear." – Tom Deitz, author of twenty novels of speculative fiction including the David Sullivan series.

Compelling story of two boys on the verge of manhood who find themselves caught in a conflicting web of duty, honor and a most unlikely friendship. Geary gives the reader a feel for ancient Rome that rests not only on solid research but also on a story-teller's ability to bring the sights and sounds of the city to life. The story stands alone quite well but also leaves the reader eager for the next installment." – Albert A. Bell, Jr., author, Exploring the New Testament World & All Roads Lead to Murder.

This is a well-crafted first novel by an author who understands her audience. ...This reviewer ... and can highly recommend this book, as well as its ancillary educational aims. And she thoroughly enjoyed the suspenseful story, and looks forward to the sequel! -- Irene B. Hahn, Roman History, Books and More. Read the complete review at: http://romanhistorybooksandmore.freeservers.com/r_getorix1.htm

Detalles del producto

  • Formato: Versión Kindle
  • Tamaño del archivo: 1645 KB
  • Longitud de impresión: 278
  • Editor: Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc. (1 de marzo de 2008)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ASIN: B00305GTZM
  • Texto a voz: Activado
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A thoroughly captivating and intimate story of a young man's struggle with identity and pride 13 de agosto de 2006
Por Midwest Book Review - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Judith Geary's debut novel, Getorix: The Eagle And The Bull is set in the days of the Roman Republic (rather than the later Roman Empire) and is the story of a young Celt named Getorix. Following the adventurous life of Getorix which includes the depressing defeat of his father in a battle with the Romans, Getorix: The Eagle And The Bull deftly carries readers through a Celtic family struggles and Getorix befriending a Roman soldier who has spared his life. A superbly written novel whose author has taken great pains to be as historically accurate as possible in the little details so important to background settings and plot developments, Getorix: The Eagle And The Bull is very strongly recommended as a thoroughly captivating and intimate story of a young man's struggle with identity and pride. Written for a young adult readership, Getoix: The Eagle And The Bull is the first installment of a three volume trilogy and will leave the reader looking eagerly toward the next two titles in this superbly crafted and original series.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Getorix: The Eagle and The Bull 19 de septiembre de 2006
Por Jessica Lynn Chubet - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Getorix: The Eagle and the Bull is a story of a young boy's adventures in Rome that is comperable to the Harry Potter novels in that the concept is equally as fascinating. Geary's attention to historical detail paints a vivid image of Rome during a time period that is educational as well as entertaining. Getorix's incessant stubborness in fufilling his promise to his father emphasizes the cultural difference between the Celts and Romans and is the foundation of an unlikely friendship in the end. This book leaves the reader awaiting a young adult adventure series that has the potential to be brilliant.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A Perfect Novel. I could not put it down! 13 de septiembre de 2006
Por Danny B. - Publicado en Amazon.com
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This is a beautifully written, riveting tale of a Celtic boy on the cusp of manhood, who along with his father, was captured in battle by the Romans. The boy, Getorix, is determined to honor a vow to his father made just before the father is executed. He is spared by General Catulus and given to his son, Lucius, as a slave. However, Getorix will be no one's slave, especially not a slave to a Roman enemy. His growing friendship to a boy who would be his master, and his desperate need to become a man his father would have been proud of sends him on a journey of pain and self-discovery which will ultimately chart his course in life. I see this book as a young adult book only in that there are no scenes of sexuality or obscene language. It is a wealth of insight into the life and politics of Rome before Julius Caesar and has been meticulously researched. The author, Judith Geary, speaks to an intelligent reader with language that propels the reader to another time and commands the reader to experience a slice of history along side her richly developed characters. I was hooked from the first page to the last and can not wait to read it's sequel.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Getorix review by Maggie Bishop 5 de enero de 2008
Por Maggie Bishop - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Fifteen year old Getorix, the son of a Celtic leader, is captured and is eager to be sacrificed with honor. To his horror, he is selected as a slave to a boy his age. Talk about a major attitude adjustment! The setting is Rome, a hundred years before Christ. The time is before Julius Caesar. Geary's storytelling weaves history and details of the city of Rome into an easily read adventure story of two boys forced to be together who navigate a relationship through culture clashes, status expectations between owner and slave and the bull-headedness of youth. Getorix even takes you through the sewer system of ancient Rome.

This is the type of book you recommend to friends.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Spectacular! 25 de marzo de 2009
Por E. Edelson - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Judith Geary has the rare talent of using words to evoke powerful emotions in the reader. From page one I was absolutely absorbed in the story, and I stayed absorbed all the way to the end.

The characters are human, with human faults and virtues - and souls. It's not often I see a book in which I can identify with a character as thoroughly as I do in this one.

The setting is also very well done - I could see the blood on the ground and smell the stink of the Roman Sewers.

Ms. Geary's research was obviously meticulous and thorough, giving the book actual educational value, as well.

I wish best of luck to Ms. Geary, and hope for more!
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