The Eagle in the Sand

The Eagle in the Sand

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THE EAGLE IN THE SAND is the action-packed seventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Trouble is brewing in Judaea, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up trouble and preaching violent opposition to Rome. As the local revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus - before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 36mm | 340.19g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Maps
  • 0755350014
  • 9780755350018
  • 10,921

Review quote

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 [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

Rating details

2,736 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 41% (1,111)
4 41% (1,113)
3 16% (441)
2 2% (60)
1 0% (11)

Our customer reviews

Once again the adventures of macro and cato are laid before us, really enjoyed it as always...Scarrow always concentrates on story content rather than fact and figures which he uses only to support the story. Loved it.show more
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