Guiamo (Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo) Book 1...
Guiamo (The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo Book 1)
by Marshall Best
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Dayton, OH, United States
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In the time of Rome, Guiamo Durmius Stolo - just another ordinary Roman boy - is abandoned by his uncle in Gaul. Now alone, Guiamo begins to wander aimlessly on the road, heading to a destination he does not know. After wandering for a while, he meets a fisherman who takes him in, teaching him the ways of fishing, and eventually recognizes the talent the boy possessed. After some time has passed, he sends Guiamo once more on the road, but this time to a friend who will teach Guimo even more than the fisherman could. After visiting a few more teachers, Guiamo is spotted by the god of war, who gives Guimao a weapon that changes his destiny and Rome.  

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I personally thought this book deserved 4 stars because it had a good plot but was difficult to read. My favorite part of the book was the plot due to the fact I had no idea where the book was turning. I also thought it odd how the author did a lot of skipping in the story, without explaining what had happened in much detail. The book progresses many years, but I was only aware of that at the end when Guimao was in his teens. When the book started, he was ten. Needless to say, I found the book very enticing, from the opening hook all the way to the end, and it's a great read for those interested in historical fiction, mythology, and adventure. I give this book four out of five stars.

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