Triumphator (Magnus #2)

Robert Allen

Why are lesser men often threatened by the great? Gnaeus Pompey Magnus has earned his title and status, yet he feels more comfortable among his men-of-war than he does among the senators of Rome. He harbors no desire for power or prestige, yet the high-ranking patricians continue to fear his influence over the people.


It is true the people love him. They revere the man who fights for them in more ways than on the battlefield. And that’s all he’s ever wanted—for Rome and its people to be safe and content. But when he finds his newest assignment is given in specific hopes that he’ll never return, his humility may have reached its limit.


Johnson’s tale of Gnaeus Pompey Magnus is an engrossing cinematic adventure. Though the beginning pages of terms and timeline events are a little intimidating, “Triumphator” reads well as a stand-alone and easily invites the reader to transport to an era of heroes and gods. Yes, the hero was a real person in history, but not every author can incite the emotion and creativity necessary to bring that character to life in the mind of the reader. Some e-versions of the book have an odd formatting issue that leaves out t’s and f’s, but it’s well worth the effort to find a version that doesn’t. Impressive and compelling “Truimphator” is one for the ages. 


Sofia St. Angeles