The Scourge of God

The Scourge of God

WilliamDietrich / Aug 22, 2019

The Scourge of God The Roman Empire is weakening In AD approximately eight years after the great battle at Hadrian s Wall Roman garrisons begin to hear rumors of barbarian tribes massing to the north By AD At

  • Title: The Scourge of God
  • Author: WilliamDietrich
  • ISBN: 9780060734992
  • Page: 128
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  • The Roman Empire is weakening In 367 AD, approximately eight years after the great battle at Hadrian s Wall, Roman garrisons begin to hear rumors of barbarian tribes massing to the north By 449 AD, Attila, the ruler of the Huns, has become the continent s most powerful monarch, his reputation in battle earning him the title The Scourge of God Anticipating an imminent aThe Roman Empire is weakening In 367 AD, approximately eight years after the great battle at Hadrian s Wall, Roman garrisons begin to hear rumors of barbarian tribes massing to the north By 449 AD, Attila, the ruler of the Huns, has become the continent s most powerful monarch, his reputation in battle earning him the title The Scourge of God Anticipating an imminent attack by the Huns, Roman leaders negotiate with one of Attila s lieutenants, convincing him to play the part of assassin He is joined on his mission by a Roman citizen, Jonas, an ambassador dispatched to negotiate a peace treaty with the Huns When the plot is discovered, Jonas becomes a hostage, forced to fight for his captors if he wishes to remain alive But he soon learns that Attila intends to conquer Rome itself, and is caught between two mighty empires, both poised for one of the greatest conflicts the world has ever seen Jonas, knowing his life could be forfeit, has the potential to tip the battle in either direction and his decision will alter the face of Western civilization.

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        William Dietrich is a NY Times bestelling author of the Ethan Gage series of eight books which have sold into 28 languages He is also the author of six other adventure novels, several nonfiction works on the environmental history of the Pacific Northwest, and a contributor to several books.Bill was a career journalist, sharing a Pulitzer for national reporting at the Seattle Times for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill He taught environmental journalism at Huxley College, a division of Western Washington University, and was adviser to Planet Magazine there He was Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and received several National Science Foundation fellowships for reporting on science His travels have taken him from the South Pole to the Arctic, and from the Dead Sea to the base camp of Mount Everest The traveling informs his books He lives in Anacortes, WA, in the San Juan islands, and is a fan of books, movies, history, science, and the outdoors.


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    1. Historical fiction, 450 AD. Attila the Hun invades Western Europe, destroying everything in his path. He lost, kind of, but not before leaving a really big scar. He is maybe as bad a guy as anyone in history. No doubt the Romans had it coming, but they stood for something at least, for civilization. All the Huns did was burn and kill.Again I am interested why these tribesmen came off the Asian Steppe (High Plains) at least three times to obliterate everything they found. Maybe their culture reac [...]


    2. This historical novel was well written with a number of surprising and little known facts about the historical figures involved (Attila the Hun, Flavius Aetius, Valentinian, etc). The author was able to capture the essence of life during the fall of the Roman Empire: a mixture of hopelessness, futility, frustration and anarchy all created or enabled by a society that no longer prized honesty, discipline, thrift, industry and hard work but instead had grown fat and lazy (like its rulers) off taxi [...]


    3. 2nd book read by this author. Detailed fictional story of Attila the Hun and his hordes and the last battle of the Roman legions in Gaul (modern-day France). Fact blended with stories--some true characters and others created by the author. The weakness of the western Roman empire (ruled by a weak emperor in Rome) combined with the desperation of the eastern empire--based in Constantinople (modern day Istanbul, Turkey). I've read many books about the Roman empire but few about its end times and n [...]


    4. This is very interesting historical fiction detailing the story of Jonas, a Roman historian and swordsman, caught up in a time when the Roman Empire was threatened by the awesome power of Attila, around 450 AD. It does a good job of giving a picture of the diminishing power of the Roman Empire and the threats it faced on many fronts. It is well researched and a captivating story filled with action, adventure and romance.


    5. One of the very best Roman era historical novels, maybe the very best. Unusually, it is unique among Dietrich books for being set in that time period; I wish he would do more in this genre. Keeps you on the edge of your seat even if you are familiar with the actual history.


    6. This is a dramatization of Attila the Hun's invasion of Roman Europe. I'm very happy that I've read this because I always confuse Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan. You know"Wait, is Attila the 5th century scourge of God or the 15th century scourge of God?" It turns out he's the one from the the 5th century.Apart from the exciting (and remarkably clear)fight scenes, what I really enjoyed about this book was the history lesson. It's a great idea of what the end of the Roman Empire must have looked [...]


    7. -La tardanza en entrar en materia, aunque sea para preparar mejor el momento, suele tener un precio.-Género. Novela Histórica.Lo que nos cuenta. Jonás Alabanda, romano de oriente, recuerda los tiempos de la Antigua Roma que, con su imperio ya empequeñecido, fueron testigos del avance de los hunos y su líder Atila, que con mucha ambición, con el maltrecho estado de las tropas romanas, con la excusa que le dio una noble romana y con la torpeza política del emperador parecía ser imparable d [...]


    8. This is an interesting account of Attila the Hun. Dietrich takes actual historical events, locations, and characters and weaves an intriguingly captivating fictional story around them. While Attila is certainly presented as the ruthless, calculating, and sometimes merciless conqueror that he was, he is also given a human face that causes the reader to ponder the true character and nature of the legendary Attila the Hun. I learned quite a bit of ancient history from this novel, and I was pleasant [...]


    9. Attila's defeat near Chalons is the climax of a story about the clash between the decadent Roman culture and the vigorous, but uncivilized, barbarians from the North. Deep misunderstandings, greed, and treason lead to a great war of nations in order to restore world order and balance.Attila is just a secondary character, but his strenght and legend are such that ignoring him is impossible.Despite the lack of historical and reliable informations about the Huns and their greatest king, this books [...]


    10. Fantastic historical fiction. I have never read anything on Atilla the Hun and the book brought a common household name but obscure historical figure to life. More interestingly, the description of the late days of the Roman Empire and Constantinople were fascinating. No idea how realistic or accurate, but the author was first a non-fiction writer and historian so I assume it is somewhat accurate.


    11. William Dietrich is quickly becoming one of my “go-to” authors to help satiate my need for entertaining historical fiction. By combining factual information, real historical characters and adding fictional supporting roles, Dietrich makes historical events come to life in a highly adventurous imaginative manner.


    12. Es complicado escribir sobre alguien del cual se sabe tan poco como Atila. Por ende, la novela contiene muchos datos que no son del todo reales.De todos modos, la novela es atrapante y contiene un apéndice donde el autor detalla que datos son reales y cuales no lo son.


    13. Powerful historical fiction about the fall of the Roman Empire to the Huns. Deitrich admits there’s little information, but he did what research he could and successfully created characters that I cared about enough to be interested in the actual battles, which are described in gruesome detail.


    14. So far, it's good. Lots of little details that add to the story. And I'm only on page 20, so that bodes well for the rest of the book, I think. And stories about the decline of Rome are rare, I've found, and the Huns feature heavily. So it should be interesting.


    15. Finally I'm done reading ot, and must confess the ending wasn't as I predicted. Maybe a little too much incidence in the belic details, although it's worth reading.


    16. Very enjoyable book about Attila and related characters. A fanciful way to conclude the story, butokay.


    17. Having wanted to read some historical fiction based around Attila the Hun I decided to give “The Scourge of God” a go. The author does a good job of bringing life to a period of history that is much obscured through lack of written records. I like how Attila and his barbarian army are portrayed. The description of Attila pretty much reflects how I had imagined him.Ilana, the beautiful Roman maiden, is my favourite character. Don’t blame Jonas - the hero of the piece - for falling madly in [...]


    18. Ancient history comes vividly to life in this novel of a dying Rome and its great battle against the forces of Attila the Hun. Most interestingly, Dietrich took real historical events and wove them into a colorful tale with very few fictional characters.Jonas Alabanda is a young scribe living in Constantinople, the eastern seat of the Roman Empire, when he is given the opportunity of a lifetime to join an envoy to Attila the Hun’s court as a chronicler and interpreter. Unbeknownst to Jonas and [...]


    19. This an an excellent historical fiction tale. the setting is 449 AD, and the crumbling remnants of the Roman Empire are threatened by Attila the Hun.Jonas Alabanda, a young historian from the Eastern Empire of Constantinople, is selected for an assistant's post in a diplomatic mission sent to pacify Attila. Jonas, a scholar by nature, has leanred the Hunnish language, which few in the empires can speak. The novel is mostly told from his point of view.Occasionally, the author switches to a third [...]


    20. Este trabajo es uno de los tantos escritos sobre Atila, con lugares comunes aceptados en el mundo literario, como por ejemplo la famosa espada de Marte, una vez más aludida. Esta vez el relato toma forma de una narración amorosa, Jonás e Ilana, Zerco el enano y su amada Julia en búsqueda de la felicidad en un mundo incierto y desequilibrado, deciden robar esta espada y entregársela al propio Aecio, general “inútil y fanfarrón” (página 129 y 130), para remediar la situación y logre f [...]



    21. Attila the Hun. Everyone has heard of him but so little known of him. His life is legendary and and fascinating. Nicknamed the Scourge of God, he challenged and nearly defeated Rome.This book follows Jonas who is a Roman scribe in an envoy to Attila the Hun. Jonas meets Illana and Skilla. The former he falls in love with the latter becomes his nemesis. For a book titled after Attila it took a while for the Scourge of God to appear. I did find the romance bearably off-putting. This was countered [...]


    22. The book is set in Europe in A.D. 449. Attila and his horde of Huns are ravishing the countryside and demanding ever increasing tribute from the Roman emperors in Rome and Constantinople. The story line is not exceedly complex, but the book is action packed. There is a love interest that goes throughout the book, there is intrigue, individual fights, and massive battles. I think this is more of a guy book, but there is a heroine as well as a hero. There are a number of interesting characters. We [...]


    23. Enjoyable perspective on Atilla the Hun. After reading the book, I can now recall a little of what Mr. Van Buskirk (MHS) taught us in Ancient History in 1977. The book provides much more detail and brings to life the politics, power, and life of people in Europe during the fall of Rome. But this book is anything but pedantic. It is an enjoyable story of Jonas as he comes of age in pursuit of his role in life and the woman he desires.


    24. An excellent historical novel about a quite enigmatic leader. As well as the different points of view regarding what we decide it's the "civilization" and the appropriate way to live. It's marvelous how you can impregnate with the scenes and landscapes that the author tries and in my opinion manages to transmit. A quite enjoyable book and a marvelous story.


    25. So, as I represent "the guy" on our book community I have to say this book is pretty good. The characters are easy to get involved with and the story moves at a great pace. I like the historical fiction genre, this book is more fiction than history. Their is some raw language and situations so be warned, but overall a great read.


    26. Al principio tenia mis dudas, ya que empieza algo "flojo", lo deje de leer por una temporada, pero como no me gusta dejar cabos sueltos lo volví a empezar, unos meses después, cual va siendo mi sorpresa que de verdad se pone muy bueno de la mitad, mas o menos, en adelante, me engancho totalmente, al final quede con ganas de mas.


    27. Finalmente lo terminé. Me costó mucho trabajo tomarle sabor. La primera mitad del libro es muy lenta y solo hacía que lo postergara. Pero a partir de ahi todo fluyó y terminé en dos días lo que me llevó mes y medio la primera parte.Me encantó cómo el autor tomó los personajes históricos y entregó esta historia. Ya estoy buscando otra novela suya!


    28. Sign of a bad book, #42: excessive use of exclamation marks, which is especially egregious when characters continually yell at each other to "Think!" or "Think it through!" Dietrich is guilty of this and several other literary crimes in The Scourge of God. Dietrich chose a fascinating period of history and squandered it with cringe-worthy writing.


    29. The story of a Eastern Empire Roman linguist's diplomatic mission to the court of Attila the Hunter or evolves into the Western Empires success in fending off the Hun's efforts in Attila's last battleory of history & a personal story of love and wargood, fun read!


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