Author: William Osborne
Star Rating: ✪✪✪
About the book
When Franco, a teenager living in the monastery at Monte Cassino in 1944 uncovers a long-lost Roman Eagle, the fabled Aquila for the Jupiter Legion, he sets in motion a desperate struggle to prevent the Nazis from using it to win the war. In a do-or-die mission, Franco and Dulcie, a teenage mountain girl, must steal the Eagle back and escape before its deadly power is unleashed. Pursued by the implacable forces of the SS they will discover not just the secrets of the Eagle but also themselves.
I liked this story quite a bit. The two main characters where characters I could really gel with and really liked. I found the story interesting, I would have liked the more back story to the Roman Eagle, as you only found out about it in the beginning chapter, after that nothing much was said.
I loved the bond that was there between the two main characters. The other characters were also written really well and you didn’t know who you could trust.
The only thing I didn’t understand about the story was that even though they had a terrible weapon they didn’t once think of using it when they were being shot at and being chased.
overall I think that I would definitely read another one of this authors books.
About the author
William Osborne – Born 1960 – educated at Greshams School, Holt, Norfolk and Robert Louis Stevenson, Pebble Beach, California, studied law at Cambridge,(MA), barrister at law, Member of the Middle Temple. Screenwriter and member of Writers Guild of America (West) – Author (published works, 1994, 1998, Hitler’s Angel, Winter’s Bullet, Jupiter’s Fire). Lives in Norfolk, enjoys life, film, dog walking, cold water swimming, lego, collecting odd stuff, driving his beach buggy.