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Ranks of bronze
(ISBN: 0-671-65568-X)

Author(s): Drake, David Pages: 314
Publisher: Baen Date of Publication: 1986
Reading Level: Genre: SF
Setting: Parthia & outer space Period: ca 53 BC (Code: 5d)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: ÒOne of Crassus' legions is rescued by aliens at Carrhae (?) and whisked away ..you can guess the rest!' (Greg Daugherty) --- 'about Crassus' legionaires. The Parthians sold most of them to extraterrestrials. The XTees use them as mercenaries on low technology worlds.' (Paul J Hollander , Usenet May 1996). --- 'The legion is purchased by a group of outer space aliens shortly after the battle and hauled all over space as mercenaries.' (Heli)
Unique Qualities: "...there is also a short story by Drake with identical title in the anthology ETERNAL CITY. Same theme. I believe the story inspired the novel." (Heli)
Rating: Gory battle scenes, sex, cursing...good description of legionary tactics. (Roz Harper)

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