The Bear and the Wolf by Ruth Downie & S.J.A. Turney


Life north of Hadrian’s Wall was tough enough for the tribes who lived there without having to deal with the cruelties of the Emperor’s son and his equally cruel Numidian cavalry.  In this short, what if tale, a Roman auxiliary, from a tribe that is loyal to Rome and his wife, whose tribe is on the brink of rebellion come face to face with Caracalla and his prized cavalry unit.  It is an exciting story of divided loyalties stretched to their limits in the pursuit of peace with Rome.  The duo of Downie and Turney combine their talents and their expertise in things Briton and Roman and give us a glimpse of life on that tumultuous frontier and though the story is fictional, it is one that is totally believable, and that is testament to the authors’ creative abilities.  4.2 stars


5 thoughts on “The Bear and the Wolf by Ruth Downie & S.J.A. Turney

  1. relativelybookish May 12, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Brief and nice review! I’ll surely will give this one a try. I am a big fan of your blog anyway. Just started myself and hope to get to the point you are already 🙂

    • tigers68 May 12, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Wow..thanks..I have a fan… 🙂

    • tigers68 May 12, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Great…hope you like it when you get to it.

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