First Spear: Rudimenta by Brent Nielsen
By: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.
Sixty-three years before the birth of Christ, Julius Caesar is a military recruit with little experience. First Spear: Rudimenta imagines how a young Caesar trained for war and took command of Roman troops with the aid of Gaius Crastinus, a soldier recruited in Spain.
Crastinus quickly stands out among his ranks and is promoted. His duties include looking after Caesar and ensuring his success.
Dispatched to Cadiz, Crastinus thwarts a street robbery, rescuing a man and his beautiful daughter, with whom he falls in love.
Focusing on the regular soldiers serving Rome in Spain and Late Republic Italy, the book targets fans of historical fiction and romance.
Amid a time of political unrest, this intriguing novel was meticulously researched.
Author and former soldier Brent Nielsen offers Rudimenta as book one of his First Spear trilogies. The second and third books are Pro Denuo (2019) and Acies Triplex (2020). Born in Fremont, California, he has made his home in Georgia for over 40 years.
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