• The Capsarius

  • Legion XXII, Book 1
  • By: Simon Turney
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Warrior and combat medic, Titus Cervianus, must lead a legion and quell the uprisings in Egypt in a new Roman adventure from Simon Turney. Egypt. 

25 BC. Titus Cervianus is no ordinary soldier. A former surgeon from the city of Ancyra, he's now a capsarius—a combat medic. Cervianus is a pragmatist, a scientist and truly unpopular with his legion. The Twenty Second Deiotariana have been sent to deal with uprisings and chaos in Egypt. Yet the Twenty Second is no ordinary legion either. Founded as the private royal army of one of Rome's most devoted allies, the king of Galatia, their ways are not the same as the other legions, a factor that sets them apart and causes friction with their fellow soldiers. 

Marching into the unknown, Cervianus will find unexpected allies in a local cavalryman and a troublesome lunatic. Both will be of critical importance as the young medic marches into the searing sands of the south, finding forbidden temples, dark assassins, vicious crocodiles and, worst of all, the warrior queen of Kush....

©2022 Simon Turney (P)2022 W F Howes

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Amazing start

I'm a huge fan of the author. His last series of Marius Mules was fantastic. This is a very promising start. The book kept you interested. While MM focused more on senior commanders, this book focuses more on the rank and file. I'm extremely exited for the next book to come out!

The narrator is very good. But, I miss the Narrator from MM.

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Fantastic start to a series

I’m a huge fan of the Marius mules series and found Capsarius to be an even more engaging and fun listen.

Characters are great, setting is amazing, narration is perfect, all in all this book is 5/5. Can’t wait for next in series.

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, don’t hesitate to spend a credit on this book, It’s fantastic!

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  • The Curator
  • 09-10-22

Not a bad start

This is a new series. I’ve enjoyed Turvey’s other work and I quite enjoyed this one without loving it. I’ll be interested to see how, in the second book, he manages to keep his foot soldiers in situations where they have pretty constant access to senior officers otherwise someone is going to have to get promoted pretty quickly if there’s to be anything but walk and fight to the stories.

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  • Roger
  • 08-26-22

Awsome

I really enjoyed this audio book, and cant wait until the next installment.
I thought the narrator was excellent, the story was slow to start but Built and built, the detail is excellent,
Highly reccomended

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  • kenneth charles owen
  • 08-23-22

Thank you Simon

Another series under way, can’t wait for the next book and of course Marius’s mules XV.

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  • dave
  • 07-30-22

Good listening

Kept me entertained all the way through. Similar to Simon scarrow in Reading and layput

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  • James McDaid
  • 07-20-22

Good story

Very good story and developing plot.
The highlighting of the connections and inate difference among the various cohorts and units of the Imperial Roman army was an added bonus.
I look forward to the next volume.
Thanks.

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  • Donna Wilkinson
  • 06-17-22

A new saga is born.

As a fan of historical novels, this is by far one of the best I've read in recent years. Simon Turney has the writer's gift of transporting you to a place and time long ago. With a sweating brow and a dry mouth, you'll be marching through the Nile delta with the rest of the contubernia heading towards Kush. Simon's interweaving mix of characters engages you from the start and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the story. The author is up there with Bernard Cornwell, Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow.
I for one, can't wait to read the next instalment, so get writing Simon!

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  • Mortox
  • 06-05-22

The Master has done it again!

Few authors of any genre can do what Simon Turney does. Weaving an unbearabley intense story that feels like he must have been there. The characters are like mates you've known for years, and the action is as brutal as a kick in teeth.

At this point, Simon could write directions to a McDonald's restaurant with crayon on the back of a napkin and I'd buy it. Simply the best. 10/10 every single time!