Sol Limitus by James Collins
Warning: lots of blood, violence, cannibalism, and gore. This book is brutal. There are also scenes of rape and sexual assault.
Sol Limitis is unlike any other historical fiction novel I’ve read. Not only was I transported back in time. I felt like I was there, in Britannia during a cold winter. Unlike other historical novels that give the reader a break from the violence, this author keeps heaping it on. It’s a good book, just intense and pretty dark. I had to break it up over four or five days, but often, I found myself pulled into the story and not wanting to put it down.
In Sol Limitus, there are some memorable characters. I really enjoyed reading from the noblewoman’s perspective, and her introduction is one I won’t forget for a while. Cassus also grows a lot throughout the book, going from spoiled brat to young man in a short time. I was a little unsure of Atellus, as I found him hard to connect with until we got into the middle of the story.
I found the three different perspectives kept the story interesting. Every chapter ends in a manner that made me keep reading. But, I did find the first ten percent of the book hard to get into. The Latin words and phrases were hard to adjust to as well.
Overall though, the writing showed a dark, but vivid description of the world these characters lived in, which I really enjoyed.
My Rating: 3.6/5
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