Attila: The Judgement



Attila: The JudgementAD 449 The Future Of The World Hangs In The Balance The Once Mighty Roman Empire Lies Open And Vulnerable To Attack From A Huge Hunnish Army That Has Gathered On The Banks Of The Danube And Is Poised And Ready To Strike But Only One Man Has Seen The Danger.Master General Aetius Knows Attila Still Thirsts For Blood And Destruction, But He Is Helpless To Stop The The Pending Onslaught For Atilla Plans To March On The Mighty City Of Rome, The Very Heart Of The Empire But Is The Risk Too High, Even For The Most Battle Hardened Of Warlords Attila S Choices Play Out On The Plains Europe Where He Must Ultimately Face His Destiny.

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation. A pseudonym of Christopher HartChristopher Hart born 1965 is an English novelist and journalist.He was educated at Cheltenham College expelled , Leicester University dropped out , Oxford Polytechnic and Birkbeck College, London, where he completed a PhD on W.B.Yeats.Under his original name he has written two contemporary novels, The Harvest and Rescue Me Since 2001, he has written four historical novels under the pseudonym of William Napier, the last three a best selling trilogy about Attila the Hun and the Fall of the Roman Empire.As a journalist he has worked as Literary Editor of the Erotic Review magazine folded and Agony Aunt for Time Out sacked He currently writes regularly for the Sunday Times, where he is lead theatre critic, and the Daily Mail.

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  • Paperback
  • 592 pages
  • Attila: The Judgement
  • William Napier
  • English
  • 05 August 2019
  • 0752893904

10 thoughts on “Attila: The Judgement

  1. Gordana says:

    Sve u svemu svidjela mi se cijela triologija Opisi opsade i bitaka su izvrsni i realisti ni i u ivala sam je itati Ne mogu tra iti puno vi e od toga u povijesnoj fikciji Dobro napravljeno.

  2. Olethros says:

    Remate trepidante, fogoso y sangriento a la trilog a G nero Novela Hist rica.Lo que nos cuenta Sin que nadie se haya dado cuenta, los hunos han atravesado la frontera noreste del Imperio Romano y su asalto sobre Margo no es m s que un ejemplo de sus intenciones, que son dejar claro que la petici n de Atila de la mitad del imperio no es ninguna broma Tercer y ltimo volumen de la trilog a Atila Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite Remate trepidante, fogoso y sangriento a la trilog a G nero Novela Hist rica.Lo que nos cuenta Sin que nadie se haya dado cuenta, los hunos han atravesado la frontera noreste del Imperio Romano y su asalto sobre Margo no es m s que un ejemplo de sus intenciones, que son dejar claro que la petici n de Atila de la mitad del imperio no es ninguna broma Tercer y ltimo volumen de la trilog a Atila Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite

  3. Olethros says:

    Remate trepidante, fogoso y sangriento a la trilog a G nero Novela Hist rica.Lo que nos cuenta Sin que nadie se haya dado cuenta, los hunos han atravesado la frontera noreste del Imperio Romano y su asalto sobre Margo no es m s que un ejemplo de sus intenciones, que son dejar claro que la petici n de Atila de la mitad del imperio no es ninguna broma Tercer y ltimo volumen de la trilog a Atila Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite Remate trepidante, fogoso y sangriento a la trilog a G nero Novela Hist rica.Lo que nos cuenta Sin que nadie se haya dado cuenta, los hunos han atravesado la frontera noreste del Imperio Romano y su asalto sobre Margo no es m s que un ejemplo de sus intenciones, que son dejar claro que la petici n de Atila de la mitad del imperio no es ninguna broma Tercer y ltimo volumen de la trilog a Atila Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite

  4. Bryn Hammond says:

    Spotty trilogy From me it s been four stars five stars two stars But I gave one star free to the first for potential, and perhaps I rob a star from the third for dissatisfaction Late in this book, very late, we see into Attila s mind by that time he s defeated and mad Until then we don t No inspirational speeches, as in the second nothing until mad speeches in the lead up to his death Until then he directs a war but he doesn t talk to us Our first passage of his thoughts is on p 395 W Spotty trilogy From me it s been four stars five stars two stars But I gave one star free to the first for potential, and perhaps I rob a star from the third for dissatisfaction Late in this book, very late, we see into Attila s mind by that time he s defeated and mad Until then we don t No inspirational speeches, as in the second nothing until mad speeches in the lead up to his death Until then he directs a war but he doesn t talk to us Our first passage of his thoughts is on p 395 Where has he been It s too late by the last fifty pages, and not even quotes from King Lear can console me What do I care if Attila s mad and talking in Shakespeare In this book he has been bad Attila but we didn t see him go bad We heard, Attila s bad now from witnesses It s not the fact he went bad I object to, but it s as if self explanatory going out to conquer the world changes him to evil, but last book he was inspirational Can we have a slow decay, or a bit of an inside story Gamaliel turns up again, but the author apologises for his fantasy life in the first book the old liar doesn t claim to have known Aristotle, these days He s just a physician Like China China isn t mentioned until Attila s mad, on p 541 Whatever happened to, First we take Rome sing then we take Beijing It may be unhistorical but it was his vision in the second Was William Napier told, Look, for God s sake, write a conventional action adventure , because that s pretty much what he did Quotes from Yeats are few Battles go on forever, technical, with only soldierly banter to freshen you Knuckles and an Armenian aristocrat are cartoon soldiers I didn t care about Aetius either in this third, and felt the story opportunity two noble enemies who didn t want to have to meet in fight was squandered Attila ain t noble no , for a start, and has nothing to say to Aetius when they come face to face Neither figure had the greatness I saw in them in the second The end of Rome theme I thoughtgrandly painted in the first, and importantly, I never had fits He wrote hilarious pages in One and Two The best was this, for a sample, near the end, but there wasn t enough of it Aetius He pressed his finger and thumb into his eyes At times he could come close to cursing God He felt as if he was about to be torn apart Everything was in ruins, the world was sick, and yet above he could hear the sound of heaven laughing He felt on the brink of hysterical laughter himself for a moment The messenger moved uneasily But when Aetius opened his eyes again, there was that stolid Germanus before him, and Tatallus just behind They saluted He could have clung to them like a drowning man The sense of illimitable horror faded a little.

  5. Kelly says:

    Los tres libros son una maravilla Pese a que al empezar, ya se sabe por cultura general que Atila no fue ning n santo, el autor se las arregla para generar sentimientos positivos hacia el personaje, logrando que en ciertos momentos el lector desee verlo victorioso, para luego en el ultimo libro darle un giro a los puntos de vista y as mostrarnos al personaje tal y como lo recuerda la historia El autor nos muestra tambi n el lado decadente de Roma y sus m ltiples pecados El tercer libro, se Los tres libros son una maravilla Pese a que al empezar, ya se sabe por cultura general que Atila no fue ning n santo, el autor se las arregla para generar sentimientos positivos hacia el personaje, logrando que en ciertos momentos el lector desee verlo victorioso, para luego en el ultimo libro darle un giro a los puntos de vista y as mostrarnos al personaje tal y como lo recuerda la historia El autor nos muestra tambi n el lado decadente de Roma y sus m ltiples pecados El tercer libro, se hace algo tedioso con la descripci n de los detalles en algunas de las batallas, pero en cierta forma creo que tantos detalles son necesarios para poder sumergirse por completo en ese ambiente b lico, lleno de sangre y actos crueles y heroicos por igual En resumen, una trilog a que hay que leer

  6. Beorn says:

    This is the final installment in Napier s trilogy on one of the most famous non Roman historical figures It starts off reasonably well enough with the siege of Viminacium, a legionary fortress though one which is nevertheless incredibly provincial in comparison to what it would have been like at the apogee of Roman might.Napier s sporadically used abilities for deep characterisation are at their most evidenced for the characters who feature predominantly in this part of the story though a nu This is the final installment in Napier s trilogy on one of the most famous non Roman historical figures It starts off reasonably well enough with the siege of Viminacium, a legionary fortress though one which is nevertheless incredibly provincial in comparison to what it would have been like at the apogee of Roman might.Napier s sporadically used abilities for deep characterisation are at their most evidenced for the characters who feature predominantly in this part of the story though a number of survivors do featureor less throughout the rest of the book.Sadly, that level of characterisation isn t sustained through the rest of the book as it feels like the story is going through the motions to close the loop of the story rather than being driven by intrigue or passionate story telling.There are times when it actually becomes something of a slog just to keep going with the story and, I ll be honest, if I didn t already know that this was the end of the trilogy and the climax to the tale, I would quite easily have bailed midway through.As it was, it was ultimately the final reckoning for both Aetius and Attila which kept me slogging through this book, which was at timespompous and possibly even pretentious, certainlyso than I recall the author s previous works being.If I have to read onecase of a warrior quoting poetry to himself like some cheesy 50s MGM sword and sandals epic, I might just throw the book out the window Not to mention that there is also a rather glaring error in that the characters refer to Constantinople as Byzantium, even though it had changed names almost a century earlier than the events in the book.Overall, an initially appealing but gradually underwhelming, increasingly tepid affair which is also a relatively sound summary of the trilogy itself.I first became aware of Napier after reading his book on the Siege Of Malta in 1565 and, while there was still occasions where the pretense and poetry loving got a bit OTT, it was still a relatively rip roaring read There s relatively little, if any, of the same compulsion to this story If I was being harsh, I could sum it up basically as a by the numbers story average, standard fare Kind of like the jacket potato of the historical fiction world.If you re genuinely interested in Attila the Hun, Aetius or the fall of the Roman empire, frankly a good non fiction book would do a far better job of engaging with the reader than what s on display here.Distinctly average bland

  7. Cherinne says:

    The last book of Attila s trilogy William Napier did a very good job to close Attila s tale Although I feel like in this last book, the writer painted Attila as if he s some sort of Antagonist, killer freak rather than focusing on his entire personality from his boyhood until now We can see that if only Rome didn t steal everything that is precious to Attila one fine example is his freedom, Serena and General Stilicho , maybe we wouldn t see the murderous intent coming from Attila now That The last book of Attila s trilogy William Napier did a very good job to close Attila s tale Although I feel like in this last book, the writer painted Attila as if he s some sort of Antagonist, killer freak rather than focusing on his entire personality from his boyhood until now We can see that if only Rome didn t steal everything that is precious to Attila one fine example is his freedom, Serena and General Stilicho , maybe we wouldn t see the murderous intent coming from Attila now That s why Attila came back to Rome He wanted to pour all of his hatred, his anger and frustration Still, this is a fine book to close the journey of Attila until his death

  8. S.E. Morgan says:

    I did enjoy this book particularly the beginning which was fast moving and dramatic As a few other people have mentioned Attila s character was less developed later than the three early lead characters and it did read a little too much like a textbook I was slightly surprised at the ending not least because I d read plague, rather than the loss of so many men was the main reason they turned away from the Po and accepted Pope Leo s mission to buy him off.This seems to have been transposed to Co I did enjoy this book particularly the beginning which was fast moving and dramatic As a few other people have mentioned Attila s character was less developed later than the three early lead characters and it did read a little too much like a textbook I was slightly surprised at the ending not least because I d read plague, rather than the loss of so many men was the main reason they turned away from the Po and accepted Pope Leo s mission to buy him off.This seems to have been transposed to Constantinople s fall, dramatic license I guess

  9. María Jesus Castro says:

    The last book of the Attila s Triology and the longest of the three I have to say i was really excited for this one cause the other two I really like them but sometimes it just go around in unnecessary details and it gets a little borring On this book you have the chance to be part of the epic battle between the huns and the romans William Naiper has this hability to make you part of this conflict and even better he makes you not to choose a side cause he is allways explain both sides.

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