★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Philosopher Prince By Paul Waters ✪ – Dailytradenews.co.uk

The Philosopher Prince chapter 1 The Philosopher Prince, meaning The Philosopher Prince, genre The Philosopher Prince, book cover The Philosopher Prince, flies The Philosopher Prince, The Philosopher Prince 77d5c30a0702a AD In A Late Roman World Of Ambitious Bureaucrats And Power Hungry Courtiers Two Young Friends Of The British Nobility, Drusus And Marcellus, Have Fallen Foul Of The Prevailing Authority There Is No Place To Hide, No Turning Back They Must Face The Irresistible Might Of The Roman State It Seems A Fight They Cannot Win For Drusus And Marcellus Their Only Ally Is The Young Imperial Prince, Julian But Julian Has Troubles Of His Own His Very Success Has Made Him Hated By His Uncle, The Emperor With Spies And Adversaries All About Them, They Link Their Fate With Julian S In A Life Or Death Struggle That Takes Them From One End Of The Empire To The Other And Set Themselves Against The Forces Determined To Crush Them A Novel Of Hope, The Philosopher Prince Is A Story Of Human Values Pitted Against The Cold And Calculating Machine Of An All Powerful Tyranny And At Its Heart, A Victim Of The Very Forces He Controls, Lies The Emperor Himself


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  1. says:

    I usually feel bad for giving a book that I sort of had fun with while reading just three stars, because most of the time, I loved the characters so much that I would just like to ignore the weakness of the story, the plot holes and the logic fails but here It s the other way around I LOVED the story Every step of it I would love to read the exact same story again, if the author fixed just one thing The first person narrator He was super frustrating in his absolute soulless storytelling It was like reading a historical record from an outsider most of the time and not right from the brain of someone who was right in the middle of things.You and the person you love most in the world get karrested by an enemy who hates you Just calmly describe what happens No panic No concern No reassuring gestures.The person you love most in the world gets hurt and almost dies Not even a hug or relieved tears when it s over People you know are dying and there are traitors left and right and you just talk about it, like it s 20 years later and you re telling a story to your students.It also didn t help, that the author s writing style is very tell, don t show , which is really not beneficial to a story full of rebellion, betrayal, murder, rape and religious differences No sweaty hands and quickening heartbeats, just I was nervous No observing a character sneaking around and hiding behind corners, just This dude has always been shady This made almost all of the characters really flat Drusus just tells us what he sees and when we do get a glimpse into his head, he just spells everything out Marcellus has no personality whatsoever apart from being beautiful, kind and having an obviously noble upbringing.All the enemies are just evil and ugly And so very very petty No action by anyone was ever surprising.Another thing that bothered me is that I couldn t figure out what exactly Drusus and Marcellus are to each other Yes, they re best friends forever, lovers and possibly soulmates But everything was so damn vague Do they actually still sleep with each other Several times it was mentioned how they talked in bed and then at the end of the scene it got revealed that Marcellus was actually in his own bed on the other side of the room Once Drusus did sneak into his friends bed for warmth, I think, but did something happen there I have no idea.Meanwhile, when Drusus slept with a German girl, I knew exactly that it was happening and since there were no consequences whatsoever, I assume they re not exclusive At least not when it comes to physical intimicy, as far as I could gather.Otherwise they re super stable They re clearly each other s world I just wish I had been able to FEEL anything for them, except a faint fondness.Now let s go to the reason this book got three stars, apart from the story itself I lied when I said that all the characters were flat There was one that actually worked and was the saving grace for me while reading Julian The Philospher Prince from the title.In contrast to everyone s kiddy pool deepness, he was an ocean He was kind, intelligent, witty and managed to stand out by not being predictable I enjoyed every scene he was in Of course he, like everyone else, looked down on the German barbarians who dared to raise a ruckus when the Romans invaded their home, but that s par of course for Roman characters at that time, so I m letting it sort of slide Other characters who sort of worked were Eutherius, an eunuch who is one of the few non soldier characters, who always kept his cool and was always ready to give some good advise and Rufus, a young soldier who idolized Marcellus.I have another book by this author and I genuinly wonder if another narrator would help me enjoy a story by him I will report back on that one day.


  2. says:

    A fantastic read I bought this book without knowing much about it years ago and it took me a lot of searching to finally decide to read it But I was hooked almost from the start Took me a while to read but I wasn t reading much.Drusus, who is the narrator is very relatable He is loyal as is Marcellus, his friend, soulmate and lover I read this book, which is a sequel without reading the first book I still understood the story though but would love to read the first one We do not get any explicit confirmation that the two are lovers but even though Marcellus briefly had a story with a woman, the two were still very much loyal first and foremost to one another The intimacy and trust between them, from saving each other to wanting to share the same room just to be alone to understanding each other, being part of each others families and always being there with each other and never thinking of moving permanently away without the other, for me all this was enough to solidify their relationship.The story is great and well researched The supporting and background characters, although there are a lot of them help to develop the story and Julian, Julian is just lovable He s the epitome of what Plato would have wanted a politician to be, that is a philosopher that does not want power but as he is the best candidate to govern, he has to enter the real of politics.The writing was amazing It s a mix of old to get you in the story and new, to make you understand words and terms The map and family tree were also very useful.There were some poignant moments, some adventurous moments and brief, happy moments Definitely recommend to read if you re thinking about it.video review with CC here


  3. says:

    This is a sequel to Cast Not The Day Drusus and Marcellus have been arrested in Britain and are sent to Gaul, to be transferred to Emperor Constans court, but when they arrive in Gaul, they are treated as guests and not criminals, and become part of the court of the current Caesar a sort of vice emperor , Julian As in the previous book, the enemy are Christians, at least some of the higher ups Julian is a very interesting historical character, being a believer in the old gods, hence out of step with the series of Christian emperors, starting with Constantine As the book ends, it seems like Waters may write a third in the series, at least I hope so.


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