Beat The Drums Slowly by Adrian Goldsworthy

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Part two of the series takes off from where the first one ended, and continues in the same vein. The storytelling is fluent, the plot works very well and, for me, the most important thing in historical fiction, great attention is paid to historical detail. However, the characters still remain slightly distant and shifting the point of view around in times of action is still confusing. A quick read with an almost impeccable balance between historical background and fictitious events, but it's hard to see me returning for a re-read.