The Last Roman (The Praetorian Series - Book I)

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When Navy SEAL Jacob Hunter is sent to Syria on a mission to eliminate a terrorist cell, his team discovers a mysterious artifact instead. Later, in the furor of battle, its ancient power is activated and the team is hurled through time & space to the age of Ancient Rome, where their first priority is to find a way home. But Rome's duplicitous elite have other plans for these powerful newcomers... More
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About Edward Crichton

Edward Crichton, a native Clevelander, lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, where he spends his time coming to grips with his newfound sports allegiances. A long time enthusiast of Science Fiction, Fantasy, History and everything in between, he spends his time reading, writing, and overusing his Xbox (he wishes).

Until recently, Crichton had often hoped for a cat, but his wife decided to let him have a baby boy instead. Born in November of 2013, the child has turned into a little hellion but he and his wife couldn't be happier

Nearly two years old at the time of this Bio update, said little hellion has grown into a wonderful little boy who keeps his daddy busy and occupied doing anything and everything but writing. Now a work-from-home-dad, Crichton squeezes in bouts of writing when he can. Due to his changed lifestyle, he has decided to shift his focus to shorter stories to improve productivity. His first novella, Along the Path of Darkness, will be released October 1, 2015.

Following its release, Crichton will return to work on his long dormant Starfarer Series, again focusing on tighter stories to keep the words flowing...

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VickyWalters reviewed on on Oct. 5, 2017

An interesting read!
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Levi Wilner reviewed on on Jan. 23, 2014

Good read but not excellent.
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Hannes Birnbacher reviewed on on Dec. 1, 2013

This is a great book, very entertaining. Thank you that it is free. It is full-size (almost 400 pages), and it is not a sample ending in a thrilling moment, but at the end. The same, btw., is valid for the little sample of the second book of the series, so it is pure pleasure to read the free first book as well as the samples, because they are fair.
I am considering to purchase the second book also, as soon as I have found a way to pay for it. The sample shows the authors is developing his skill further, there playing with different views, alternating between the hero and it's girl friend, very amusing.
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Dionne Washington reviewed on on Oct. 11, 2013

A great read. I hope they get back to their own time.
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Harold Roberts II reviewed on on July 14, 2013

Awesome read. Some minor grammatical errors but I couldn't put it down. Now to do all of the work I ignored.
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Virginia Conlin reviewed on on March 17, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the descriptive essence of language barriers, weapons (Penelope) used and camaraderie forged. Well done!
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lettingg0 reviewed on on Dec. 2, 2012

Having been to Rome several times and being a roman history buff, I found this book a "can't put it down pageturner".
some of the tactical details got a little boggy at times as well as the intricate descriptions of the rifles,etc.. I would have loved to have had a bit more of the actual details of the day to day hardships compared to 21 century life, but the insight into the roman army life was fascinating and I can't wait to start the sequel.
I really hope there is another sequel coming after the 2nd.
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Sasquatch reviewed on on Nov. 6, 2012

Well written in all regards. Needs to be an unending series!
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Jeff Ping reviewed on on Sep. 3, 2012

Excellent story, I found the historical facts and fiction entertaining. I felt that the science fiction aspects were presented in a believable presentation. I enjoyed this story immensely and have already started on the second book of the series.
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Amanda Kennard reviewed on on Aug. 13, 2012

Glad I checked it out - I couldn't put it down! Excellent mix of historical context, science fiction, and modern day action/adventure. The sequel can't come soon enough!
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