The Zealot

The Zealot

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Originally published in the UK as The Eagle in the Sand and available for the first time in the US, The Zealot follows the continuing adventures of centurions Cato and Macro. A master of his craft, Simon Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life as never before.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 544.31g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1590207793
  • 9781590207796
  • 441,750

About Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow is the internationally bestselling author of the Roman Legion series. He was educated at the University of East Anglia and was a history professor before becoming a full-time writer.
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Praise for Simon Scarrow's Roman Legion series:
"I really don't need this kind of competition." --Bernard Cornwell
"Scarrow manages to summon up all the glory and the gore that characterized life in the Roman legions. Outstanding . . . a new master of the genre." --"Booklist"
"A combustible concoction of intrigue, treachery, and violence . . . Scarrow's combat is brutal and sanguinary; his imperial politics are almost as sharp." --"Publishers Weekly"
"Scarrow again provides a vivid sense of history and believable scenes of maritime action. His righteous but flawed protagonists are winning heroes." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"All the hallmarks of Bernard Cornwell at his best." --"Oxford Times"
"Rollicking good fun." --"Mail on Sunday"
"A macho, all-action book . . . if there's a battle [you'll] be in the thick of it, and the fact that you're also getting a few modules worth of ancient history is a bonus."
Praise for "The Zealot: "
"A riveting novel enhanced with accurate historical detail deftly interwoven into a superbly crafted story of the Rome Empire. Very highly recommended and entertaining reading." --"Mason's Bookshelf"
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2,950 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 41% (1,213)
4 40% (1,187)
3 16% (472)
2 2% (66)
1 0% (12)

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This book was formerly known as �?�¢??The eagle in the sand�?�¢??. If you own that book, don�?�¢??t buy more
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