I'm an avid reader, always have been. Over the past few years I have been attracted to anything Roman and have found that this series of books written by Stephen Dando-Collins really fills the bill for interesting and thorough studies of Roman history, specifically military history. Each of the first four books focus specifically on one of Rome's famous legions throughout their history while the last is sort of a murder mystery and a study of how the death of Germanicus contributed to the fall of Rome. A stretch, but still gripping reading. If you like Roman military history and like me are always looking for inspirational subject matter as a painter, these might just be the books for you.