When the Eagle Hunts

When the Eagle Hunts

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By (author) Simon Scarrow

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  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 32mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0755349970
  • ISBN 13: 9780755349975
  • Illustrations note: Maps
  • Sales rank: 11,622

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The third novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their leader General Plautius plans the next phase of their campaign, word arrives that the ship carrying his family to join him was wrecked in a storm off the south coast. His wife and children have fallen into the hands of a dark sect of Druids, who now demand the return of those of their brotherhood taken prisoner by the Romans. Unless their demands are met within one month, Plautius's family will be burned alive. Will Cato and Macro discover where the Druids are hiding their hostages? And can they find some way to rescue them before time runs out?

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Simon Scarrow is a former teacher who now devotes himself to writing full time. He lives outside Norwich with his family.

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Combines considerable scholarship in Roman history with great story-telling skills, vividly drawn, sympathetic characters, and a touch of humour, as well as all-action battle scenes East Anglian Daily Times The third in Scarrow's historical series... and it's probably the best... Rollicking good fun Mail on Sunday