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Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain   By: (1880-)

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Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain by C. Bryson Taylor offers readers a captivating journey back in time to Roman Britain. In this historical fiction novel, the author skillfully weaves together a tapestry of vivid characters, gripping plotlines, and meticulous attention to detail.

Taylor's writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making it accessible for readers of all ages. Through the eyes of the book's protagonist, Nicanor, we are transported to ancient Roman Britain, where we witness the clash of cultures, political intrigue, and the daily struggles faced by its inhabitants.

One of the great strengths of this book lies in its meticulous research. Taylor's deep understanding of the historical period shines through, as he vividly brings to life the sights, sounds, and even smells of Roman Britain. From the bustling streets of Londinium to the eerie, windswept landscapes of the northern frontier, the author's descriptions create a rich and immersive reading experience.

Beyond the historical backdrop, Nicanor - Teller of Tales delves into the complexities of human nature. As Nicanor himself emerges from a simple storyteller into a key player in the unfolding events, we are taken on a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and the power of storytelling as a means of uniting people from different walks of life.

Moreover, the supporting characters in the book are well-developed and compelling. Each has their own unique voice and motivations, adding depth and complexity to the overall narrative. From the enigmatic Roman governor to the resilient British rebels, Taylor's characters come alive on the pages, leaving a lasting impression on readers.

The pacing of the story is well-balanced, alternating between moments of intense action and quieter, introspective scenes. This allows for both the advancement of the plot and deeper exploration of the characters' inner lives. The plot twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats, while also providing moments of respite for reflection.

While Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain is an enthralling tale that transports readers to a fascinating historical period, it also carries underlying themes that resonate with contemporary issues. It prompts us to reflect on topics such as cultural assimilation, the impact of imperialism, and the power of narratives to shape our understanding of the world.

Overall, C. Bryson Taylor's Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain is a well-researched, compelling novel that will delight both history enthusiasts and fans of gripping storytelling. Through its captivating characters, meticulous attention to detail, and thought-provoking themes, this book is a testament to the author's skill as a storyteller.

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[Illustration: "In a physical ecstasy he spoke out that which clamored at his lips." (Page 44)]


A Story Of Roman Britain


Author Of "In The Dwellings Of The Wilderness"

Having Pictures and Designs by Troy and Margaret West Kinney

Chicago A. C. Mcclurg & Co. 1906

Copyright A. C. McCLURG & CO. 1906 Entered at Stationers' Hall, London, England All rights reserved

Published April 28, 1906

Typography by The University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A. Presswork by The Lakeside Press, Chicago, U.S.A.

C. H. B.

To you, whose love did come And oft did sing to me, When I was working in the furrows.



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