Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)

Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)

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It is 43 AD, and Centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro is based in Germany with the Second Legion. Battle-scarred and fearless, Macro is prepared to lead his men against any foe, but even he is shocked to discover that the army's next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain. Quintus Licinus Cato is a new recruit, and the regulars are disgusted when he is appointed second-in-command to Macro because of his connections to the imperial court in Rome; Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. In a bloody skirmish with the local German tribes, Cato gets his first chance to show that he's more than a callow youth. And then comes the long march west, and a special mission which will thrust Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the emperor himself...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 241 x 25mm | 464g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747272824
  • 9780747272823

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Everyone has been raving about the film GLADIATOR, but Cato's story is its equal in bloody cut and thrust and has the bonus of conspiracy and intrigue to give it extra flavour * Northern Echo * 'A gripping tale... There is some impressive dialogue and excellent descriptions...enabling the reader to become quickly immersed' Warrington Guardian A thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters are so lifelike they almost spring off the page... An engrossing storyline, full of teeth-clenching battles, political machinations, treachery, honour, love and death * Elizabeth Chadwick * 'A good story well written is a pleasure to read. Scarrow does this and more in his debut historical novel... Tightly paced... Fans of the historical novel... will appreciate Scarrow's detailed research' Cambridgeshire Journal 'Historically very accurate... The story also moves along very nicely, with plenty of action, and has a pretty twisty plot. If Cornwell or Forester is your idea of good reading, give this one a try' South Wales Argus I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read * Bernard Cornwell * [Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended * Historical Novels Review * Rollicking good fun * Mail on Sunday * Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice * Daily Express * Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best * Independent * 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 * Praise for Simon Scarrow: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' -- Bernard Cornwellshow 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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