Thoughts on Casca 43?

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August 28, 2015 at 8:36 am #2433
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Tony Roberts
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Anyone like to give your thoughts on the new Casa novel? Why not leave a review on amazon or the blog here?

September 9, 2015 at 11:25 pm #2434
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Andy Beau
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On the book itself, I’m sorry to say that for me it was more of an historical fact book than an action-adventure historical. I feel that the Casca series is more of an action-adventure series occurring in historical settings, as opposed to a more straight forward historical series. The cover was great though (loved the sword behind “CASCA”). Here’s the link to my detailed Amazon review.
https://www.amazon.com/Casca-43-Scourge-Tony-Roberts-ebook/dp/B014G0GJD6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441837419&sr=1-1

November 2, 2015 at 2:20 am #2440
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fireman
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I liked the story but it would have helped immensely to have a little hand drawn map of 13th century Asia. Did not have any clue where towns and cities were and how far they had to travel.

November 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm #2441
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Tony Roberts
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Yes, sorry, neglected that one. Hope to rectify that in the next story.

January 6, 2016 at 3:12 pm #2450
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jhstoney673
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I enjoyed the historical perspective backed by a good plot with intrigue. I find it more mind grabbing that just plain old hack and slash. The thing I have always enjoyed about Casca is the follow on research of the time periods. It nicely fills the void between publications.

January 6, 2016 at 9:39 pm #2451
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GJALBARR69@HOTMAIL.COM
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Like the Devil’s Horsemen this was a great read! I love the historical aspects of the books. Having some historical accuracy makes the story that much better! What makes the CASA books so interesting to read are the deals of history over 2000 years. Action pack stories are great reads but putting some historical time frame gives the imagination more material to create with. Keep doing your homework on the stories and they will keep us all reading every story you put out! Hope to read many more adventures!

January 7, 2016 at 8:23 am #2452
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Tony Roberts
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Next one due out in April is more modern, set in 1991, so there’s not a great deal of history there. However, Casca 45 set for publication in September will be the follow-on from Casca 37 set in AD 411, so if you like to get in the mood, do a re-read of Roman Mercenary to get the flavour of that period.

January 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm #2453
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jhstoney673
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Awesome, time to brush up on my Gothic period history!

January 9, 2016 at 5:14 am #2454
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Andy Beau
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Looking forward to Casca 45, a sequel to Casca 37 – Roman Mercenary. 37 was a 5-stars-out-of-5 book for me. Just the right amount of historical fact mixed with rousing action and adventure, which the vast majority of Tony’s books are.

April 19, 2016 at 10:47 pm #2480
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JThomp007
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Hello Andy- haven’t seen you in awhile- hope all is well and thanks for the kind regards on the cover.

April 23, 2016 at 6:51 am #2481
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Andy Beau
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Hey, John. That technique of using a sword as background for the word “CASCA” in the title gave the cover more pop. And then showing the sword in full on the back cover was cool too. If you do further sword-era covers, do you plan on continuing using that technique? Of course, the sword would need to be from the story or at least its era.

Did you create your Facebook page that we discussed some time ago? What’s its name?

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