Galdir: A Slave's Tale



❰Reading❯ ➿ Galdir: A Slave's Tale Author Fredrik Nath – E17streets4all.co.uk A Roman slave with a serpent tattoo uncovers his true barbarian identity A battle for power among Frankish warlords leads to a mass exodus across the Rhine All the while, Marcus Aurelius Roman army pu A Roman slave with a serpent tattoo uncovers his true barbarian identity A battle for power among Frankish warlords leads to a mass exodus across the Rhine All the while, Marcus Aurelius Roman army pushes further north, changing everything These three events meet in a cataclysm that changes the course of history In the background, the aging witch Chlotsuintha predicts it Galdir: A PDF or all Or is she the one pulling the strings to shape her people s future When Sextus escapes Rome with a pocketful of gold and a knife, how could he even have dreamt of what the fates might have in store for him Pursued by Roman soldiers for the murder of his master, Sextus enlists the help of a retired gladiator, and falls in love with the gladiator s niece An invading German army drives them further north, where Sextus discovers his true birthright, and his real name Galdir He becomes caught up in a bitter feud as one of the heirs of a dead Frankish warlord but the blood feud must be put aside when the Romans invade and besiege the Frankish capital Galdir is enthralling Roman fiction a tale of love, brutal battles and conflict, in which a mystical prophecy winds its way through an epic saga of struggle against Rome, and the consequences of resistance by the Frankish people, its Warlord and its witches.Galdir: A Slave's Tale

Fredrik Nath is a full time neurosurgeon He lives in the northeast of England with his wife and daughter, his three sons having grown up and flown the coop In his time, he has run twenty consecutive Great North Run half marathons, trekked to m in Nepal, crossed the highest mountain pass in the world and began writing, like John Buchan, Galdir: A PDF or because he ran out of penny novels to read and felt he should write his own Fred loves a good story, which is why he writes From The Cyclist.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader aging witch Chlotsuintha predicts it Galdir: A PDF or all Or is she the one pulling the strings to shape her people s future When Sextus escapes Rome with a pocketful of gold and a knife, how could he even have dreamt of what the fates might have in store for him Pursued by Roman soldiers for the murder of his master, Sextus enlists the help of a retired gladiator, and falls in love with the gladiator s niece An invading German army drives them further north, where Sextus discovers his true birthright, and his real name Galdir He becomes caught up in a bitter feud as one of the heirs of a dead Frankish warlord but the blood feud must be put aside when the Romans invade and besiege the Frankish capital Galdir is enthralling Roman fiction a tale of love, brutal battles and conflict, in which a mystical prophecy winds its way through an epic saga of struggle against Rome, and the consequences of resistance by the Frankish people, its Warlord and its witches."/>
  • Paperback
  • 474 pages
  • Galdir: A Slave's Tale
  • Fredrik Nath
  • English
  • 13 July 2018
  • 1908824131

10 thoughts on “Galdir: A Slave's Tale

  1. says:

    This is a great book, and it could be a great movie.I was first drawn to Galdir, because it reminded me of the movie, Gladiator This book focuseson Germania than Rome Galdir follows Sextus through different phases slave, warrior and Warlord After Sextus kills his master for trying to rape a girl, he flees to the countryside, befriending Cornelius and his niece, Livia Sextus and Livia fall in love, but she is murdered by enemies Cornelius and Sextus journey to Germania, intending to d This is a great book, and it could be a great movie.I was first drawn to Galdir, because it reminded me of the movie, Gladiator This book focuseson Germania than Rome Galdir follows Sextus through different phases slave, warrior and Warlord After Sextus kills his master for trying to rape a girl, he flees to the countryside, befriending Cornelius and his niece, Livia Sextus and Livia fall in love, but she is murdered by enemies Cornelius and Sextus journey to Germania, intending to discover Sextus heritage Sextus befriends Duras, a prince of one of the German tribes Duras father recommends a marriage between Sextus and his niece Sextus agrees but abandons his wife shortly after he tries to stop a siege of the city, and upon losing, rushes away with Cornelius and Duras.Soon after, they realize Cornelius is badly injured and stop at a farmer s house The farmer s wife tends to Cornelius wound Then her husband arrives and hesitantly agrees to help When Sextus and Duras talk outside, Cornelius and the farmer die in rapid succession Soon after, Sextus finds the wife is also dead Duras and Sextus travel onwards, dodging enemies, and find the Franks Sextus tattoo reveals he is the rightful Warlord His uncle rules now and has named another man his heir Later, Sextus adopts the name of Galdir and starts having an affair with his uncle s wife, Clotildis She arranges for Galdir to defeat the successor in battle Then the German tribes attack Rome Clotildis, meanwhile, plots to have Galdir named as successor She arranges for Galdir to kill his uncle Galdir becomes Warlord and marries Clotildis Then Galdir falls ill He realizes Clotildis and her lover are poisoning him After the lover is killed, Galdir punishes her.The Romans invade Galdir prepares for an attack He also sends two friends to speak peace and spy on the Romans The Romans hold them as prisoners and only return one Galdir finds the General s wife They share a brief affair Galdir returns her in exchange for the other captive The Romans launchattacks, ultimately resulting in Galdir losing Galdir, a prisoner, speaks with Emperor Aurelius, but the latter releases him under the condition Galdir will convince the Germans to serve Rome Does Galdir agree to the Emperor s demands Or will he fight against Rome The quote at the beginning of each chapter from Augustus Caesar, Tiberius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and others was a nice touch, reflecting something that would happen Told entirely in first person narrative by Galdir, I cared what happened to Galdir who overcomes one obstacle after another, but he has flaws, making himrelatable The characters are fully rounded, meaning there are no saints or demons The engaging action scenes and the political intrigue made me eagerly turn the next page to see what would happen next The author has conducted a lot of research from extensive battle details and vivid imagery in towns, for example I would recommend Galdir to anyone who likes historically charged books This is a great book, and it could be a great movie My rating 5 out of 5 stars

  2. says:

    Fredrik Nath s book Galdir A Slave s Tale is an amazing book set in time of Roman Empire It is enthralling historical fiction full of brutal battles and conflicts, but also mystical prophecies and love Book is about a Roman slave destines to be a Barbarian Warlord, divided in two parts, or books as author calls them.In the first part, entitled Slave, in the time of Marcus Aurelius and his brother, a young Roman slave named Sextus is introduced As he fled Rome, he begun his journey to find Fredrik Nath s book Galdir A Slave s Tale is an amazing book set in time of Roman Empire It is enthralling historical fiction full of brutal battles and conflicts, but also mystical prophecies and love Book is about a Roman slave destines to be a Barbarian Warlord, divided in two parts, or books as author calls them.In the first part, entitled Slave, in the time of Marcus Aurelius and his brother, a young Roman slave named Sextus is introduced As he fled Rome, he begun his journey to find out the meaning of serpent tattoo on his head Author made a perfect balance of all men characteristics in time of growing and maturing with lots of hating, learning, loving, but also scariness , foolishness, naivet and loss The plot is interesting, and despite it being a historical fiction, author really puts you in the middle of happening, right there with Sextus The speed is interestingly balanced with events, and leaves the reader in a position not wanting to put the book down until it s read At the end of this part, reader finds out Sextus birthname Galdir.In the second part, entitled Warlord, reader follows the development of Galdir from being just a warrior among other Frankish warlords and warriors, to becoming the head warlord At first, reader follows plot full of Galdir s foolish and naive decisions and actions To me, this part was the authors weakest pages of this barbarian saga, because I felt like author was wandering how to continue with building a plot toward the final battle After several chapters, as Galdir matured and became wise and precautious warlord, the story paced intofinal battle putting Galdir face to face with Marcus Aurelius The story is very vivid and I like Nath s writing style very much I felt as if I were one with the main character in his love and grief, but also in battle as my brother in arms At the end I wanted to follow Galdirand , and I hope that I will in the sequel This is a great book for everyone who likes stories about Roman Empire but also for those that like great action and adventure books

  3. says:

    If you re looking for an adventurous, suspenseful, and interesting book, I would highly recommend Galdir A Slave s Tale by Fredrik Nath Although I don t know much about ancient Rome, it was still a wonderful world to get sucked into Following Sextus from his lowly beginnings as a slave to a Roman master to accepting his true name of Galdir and his position in the Frankish army, it was always an exciting trip It was interesting to read the story and feel like it spanned thousands of years, be If you re looking for an adventurous, suspenseful, and interesting book, I would highly recommend Galdir A Slave s Tale by Fredrik Nath Although I don t know much about ancient Rome, it was still a wonderful world to get sucked into Following Sextus from his lowly beginnings as a slave to a Roman master to accepting his true name of Galdir and his position in the Frankish army, it was always an exciting trip It was interesting to read the story and feel like it spanned thousands of years, because sometimes I really thought that I was reading about knights from the Middle Ages, but no matter what, it was always fun to read about My only gripe was Sextus Galdir fell in love so easily He fawned over every pretty girl that crossed his path But those loves were needed to push the story along, so I got over it pretty quick and, besides, the girls he fell in love with were awesome Livia was the perfect woman for any man, because she seemed to be half man But my favorite was Clotildis, just because she was so cunning and cut throat, and you could totally see this from the start, even if Galdir was mesmerized by her assets Aside from the females, my favorite character had to be Duras, Galdir s Dacian friend who drank too much beer and didn t take life seriously He was a welcomed relief from the stress of some parts of the book, and I was sad when he had to take his leave from Galdir I didn t think that I was going to want to read the other books in this series, but now I m anxiously awaiting the second book I ll be honest mainly for Duras, the big lug, because I know with him around, Galdir s hectic and sometimes terrible life will have some sunshine in it

  4. says:

    One of the highest compliments that I can pay a book is to look for other books by the same author and in the same series as soon as I finish the book I did this with Galdir not because the ending was unsatisfying but because I wanted to linger longer in the world created by Fredrik Nath We are all familiar with the massive, powerful Roman Empire, but other than the story of the beginning of Christianity, the focus is almost always on the incredible lifestyles led by the Romans, the romance One of the highest compliments that I can pay a book is to look for other books by the same author and in the same series as soon as I finish the book I did this with Galdir not because the ending was unsatisfying but because I wanted to linger longer in the world created by Fredrik Nath We are all familiar with the massive, powerful Roman Empire, but other than the story of the beginning of Christianity, the focus is almost always on the incredible lifestyles led by the Romans, the romance of their artistic and architectural achievements, the wealth and scope of the Empire In Galdir, we see the horror of the nations vanquished by the rapacious Romans Galdir is the tale of a Roman slave renamed Sextus after he is appropriated by Roman soldiers at the age of six when his Frankish family is obliterated Galdir s wealthy master has him educated as a Pygmalion like wager with another Roman can a barbarian be tamed Fortunately for Galdir and unfortunately for his master, Galdir is educated in the Roman fashion but he is certainly not tamed Galdir murders his master as his master begins to rape a female child who was sold to the master for that reason The rest of the story involves his escape, his education as a warrior and his return to his people, some of whom have been waiting for his return in fulfillment of the prophecy of a witch Even after many years free, Galdir still bears the invisible chains of his slavery and believes he is unfit to lead his nation, while he finds himself in a position where his leadership may become a necessity This was a great read, well written and definitely leaving me looking for

  5. says:

    Not what you expect.I have to say that I went into Galdir as a read with certain expectations The title led me to expect a tale of a Roman slave who had somehow become independent and the struggle that would ensue Such was entirely the case but only for the opening sections of the book.What Galdir is, in fact, is the tale of a German Frankish captive, freed from slavery by his own hand going in search of his birthright, claiming it and then turning upon his former captors Plot wise I will s Not what you expect.I have to say that I went into Galdir as a read with certain expectations The title led me to expect a tale of a Roman slave who had somehow become independent and the struggle that would ensue Such was entirely the case but only for the opening sections of the book.What Galdir is, in fact, is the tale of a German Frankish captive, freed from slavery by his own hand going in search of his birthright, claiming it and then turning upon his former captors Plot wise I will say noin case of spoilers, but I will say three things The writing is impeccable Smooth and easy, with strong descriptive, Galdir is easy to become lost in.The plot plumbs reaches that are not commonly covered by writers of ancient fiction and therefore is of value on that count alone The one thing that worried me as I read was where the story was going to lead and how it would conclude I could only see two possible solutions a drifting, meaningless descent into mediocrity or a horribly trite and historically inaccurate hero wins out against impossible odds situation I was delighted to discover a direction taken late in the story that escapes both and finishes it beautifully and coincidentally elegantly sets up a sequel Don t expect a Roman novel That s not what this is But go into it with an open mind and be drawn into a world of barbarian splendours

  6. says:

    I had trouble making up my mind about this book At times I really, really enjoyed it and at other times I struggled In the end I give it 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.So, what makes the book so good First, I like the perspective I ve read many historical fiction books from this period the Roman Empire from roughly 30 BCE to 200 AD Almost without fail all of those books have been from the perspective of the Romans Galdir takes the perspective of an escaped German slave who respects Rome s pow I had trouble making up my mind about this book At times I really, really enjoyed it and at other times I struggled In the end I give it 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.So, what makes the book so good First, I like the perspective I ve read many historical fiction books from this period the Roman Empire from roughly 30 BCE to 200 AD Almost without fail all of those books have been from the perspective of the Romans Galdir takes the perspective of an escaped German slave who respects Rome s power but hates the Empire itself This was a fresh take Next, the writing itself is brisk and well done The action comes at a good pace and makes for an exciting read at times.All of this is tempered, however, by one struggle too many Things keep happening to Galdir that stretch my willingness to go along with the author Sure, it is possible that a character is saved from certain death by a fortunate coincidence but only once More than once and I start groaning to myself as I read Galdir goes from peak to peak in his journey back to the Franks And after a few peaks it was simply one peak too many.Regardless, it was a fun read and I wouldn t hesitate to suggest it to some one interested in the period and perspective

  7. says:

    Written in 2 sections, Slave and Warlord, Galdir is the life s story of a man, who at an early age became a slave, and the journey his life became because of his actions.Remembering how his mother was raped, his anger continued to grow as he continually saw his master raping young girls One day, he could take it no longer as he listened to a young girl screaming during her rape, and he beat and murdered his master.Fleeing from Rome and everything he knew, with the help of a barkeep named Flaviu Written in 2 sections, Slave and Warlord, Galdir is the life s story of a man, who at an early age became a slave, and the journey his life became because of his actions.Remembering how his mother was raped, his anger continued to grow as he continually saw his master raping young girls One day, he could take it no longer as he listened to a young girl screaming during her rape, and he beat and murdered his master.Fleeing from Rome and everything he knew, with the help of a barkeep named Flavius, he left Rome and started a new life Meeting many people along the way, some trustworthy, some not, he learned how to defend himself in battle, and even becoming a Warlord to the people his uncle had once ruled.Written in great detail, you can image traveling with Galdir and the people he met along his life s journey throughout all the lands Numerous characters to help spark your emotions Travel along with Galdir as he learns about love, friendship, revenge, leadership and all the emotions each of us have within us

  8. says:

    An epic tale of adventure from slavery to the warlord of the Franks Dissapointing end however with much left unexplained.

  9. says:

    A slave on the run, a mysterious tattoo, a young man embarks on a journey of personal discovery from slave to warrior In this instance, Roman slave Sextus finds his true destiny as a Frankish Germanic hero Galdir Well written and well researched, rich in detail, and told from a non Roman perspective.The premise reminded me of Spartacus or eventrecently, Gladiator.

  10. says:

    Highly Commended in the Yeovil Literary Prize 2011 A Roman slave with a serpent tattoo uncovers his true barbarian identity A battle for power among Frankish warlords leads to a mass exodus across the Rhine All the while, Marcus Aurelius Roman army pushes further north, changing everything These seemingly unrelated events meet in a cataclysm that alters the course of history In the background, the ageing witch Chlotsuintha predicts it all Or is she the one pulling the strings to shap Highly Commended in the Yeovil Literary Prize 2011 A Roman slave with a serpent tattoo uncovers his true barbarian identity A battle for power among Frankish warlords leads to a mass exodus across the Rhine All the while, Marcus Aurelius Roman army pushes further north, changing everything These seemingly unrelated events meet in a cataclysm that alters the course of history In the background, the ageing witch Chlotsuintha predicts it all Or is she the one pulling the strings to shape her people s future When Sextus escapes Rome with a pocketful of gold and a knife, how could he even have dreamt of what the fates might have in store for him Pursued by Roman soldiers for the murder of his master, Sextus enlists the help of a retired gladiator, and falls in love with the gladiator s niece An invading German army drives them further north, where Sextus discovers his true birthright, and his real name Galdir He becomes caught up in a bitter feud as one of the heirs of a dead Frankish warlord but the blood feud must be put aside when the Romans invade and besiege the Frankish capital Galdir is enthralling Roman fiction a tale of love, brutal battles and conflict, in which a mystical prophecy winds its way through an epic saga of struggle against Rome, and the consequences of resistance by the Frankish people, its Warlord and its witches Galdir is the story of a Roman slave named Sextus whose journey through life takes him from the lowest ranks of society to the greatest heights as a Barbarian warlord The novel is written in two parts The first takes place in ancient Rome where Galdir is a slave in the days of Marcus Aurelius After murdering his master for raping a young girl, he flees Rome Frantic to elude his captors, he shaves his head to disguise himself It is then he discovers the serpent tattoo on his head and begins the journey to discover its meaning and his roots Slowly, Sextus, who soon learns his real name is Galdir, gains respect and rises to power as a warrior and war chief.At each stage, the novel is full of intrigue and rich battle scenes Despite all the fighting, the author writes every combat with rich detail, yet without exploiting the violence and gore This makes the book palatable for both men and women readers Written with great detail, the novel is engrossing and full of action A wonderful tale of adventure

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