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Centurion

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CENTURION, a no. 1 bestseller, is the unputdownable eighth novel in Simon Scarrow's Eagle's of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders. When Parthia hears of the Roman army's presence, it starts amassing its troops for war. Macro's cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 38mm | 358.34g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Maps
  • 0755348362
  • 9780755348367
  • 10,576

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Praise for Simon Scarrow: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' -- Bernard Cornwell 'Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice' Daily Express 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times 'A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff' Good Book Guide 'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' Independent 'Rollicking good fun' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping' Sunday Times '[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended' Historical Novels Reviewshow more

About Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently INVICTUS, BRITANNIA, BROTHERS IN BLOOD and PRAETORIAN, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER. Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrowshow more
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