Item description for The Lion's Way by Marco Marsan...
With richly imagined settings and fast-paced action, The Lion's Way leads readers on a spellbinding trip through what might have been. Juve, a member of the government's secret police, scents the rot behind the faade of the modern Roman Republic's greatness--a corruption of the democratic principles that enabled the Republic to survive and thrive for thousands of years. Ruthless politicians oppress the people. Propaganda poisons the public against those who speak out. But Juve, leading a double life, recruits a gang of revolutionaries to bring down the dictatorship. It seems that one sure strike could spark the rebellion that frees Rome. But at the crucial moment, Juve learns a shattering truth, a revelation that destroys everything he loves and believes in. Juve escapes to the past in a desperate attempt to change history. He must find the man whose teachings formed the foundation for the Republic's strength and power--Juve has to save the man some say was the son of God. With a visionary eye fixed on the the implications for our own time and place, Marco Marsan and Peter Lloyd deliver an unforgettable novel, examining questions of freedom, love, morality, and truth in the context of a thrilling struggle between might and right.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.5" Height: 1" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group Press
ISBN 192977446X ISBN13 9781929774463
Reviews - What do customers think about The Lion's Way?
Predictable and preachy Aug 18, 2008
As a fan of alternate history, I thought I might like this, especially given the many positive reviews I had read. I was quite disappointed with it.
The problem with this book is threefold:
1) Very little time is spent on just how the Roman Empire/Republic survived to the present day and what it's been doing since the time it should have fallen. When it is discussed, it is via character monologue, which is dry to the point of being almost unreadable.
2) I'm not sure if I was supposed to be surprised by the turn the book took, but I found it very predictable.
3) As I alluded to in the review title, is gets quite preachy. To elaborate on that would involve spoilers, so I'll have to leave it at that.
It did have its entertaining moments, and it was short enough that I don't feel I wasted too much time on it. I am glad I got it from the library, though, as I would have regretted buying it.
A pageturner! Aug 14, 2008
I love historical fictions, but I typically read American history. I was intrigued by the reviews and thought I glance through the first chapter. Well, I couldn't put it down. The characters immediately drew me in and I found myself needing to get to the end. A creative story that combines the future with the past. The unexpected turns will keep you reading.
Great Buy on a Whim! Jul 14, 2008
I decided to pick up this book on a whim the other day while browsing this site. I have never really been that interested in these types of books before, but I thought it looked interesting enough. I must have really lucked out on this one, because this book is great! I loved every minute of it. It was such an interesting story that made me consider history and how it changes the world. If I were you, I'd get it.
Stupendous Jul 14, 2008
When I started reading "The Lions Way" I was skeptical about how much I would enjoy it. I was especially concerned with how the book would deal with religion. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. The author dealt with religion in a new and interesting light that really made me think and expand my faith. I really would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good fiction story, and I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in historical fiction!
What if.... Jun 29, 2008
This is a great 'what if' fictional history that mixes action and good old fashioned boy meets girl with thought provoking ideas. An undercurrent for the tides of change can be felt as the story parallels our own current and past culture and events. I often found myself thinking that Marsan's fictional history was more believable than the history we are familiar with. I enjoyed the humanness and humor of the characters. Marsan's writing style is subtle and light. It easily invokes imagery-helping you to play out the story like a movie in your head. Yes, this book would make a great movie!