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Centurion by Simon Scarrow


Centurion

Simon Scarrow

Part of the 'Eagle' Series
Action / Adventure   Historical Fiction   
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This is the eighth book in the series and if you haven’t discovered Simon Scarrow yet, now it the time to do it. He pays great attention to detail in all things Roman so they make fascinating reads from a historical point of view, he certainly has done his research, but he also writes well-rounded characters and great plotlines of army comrades in action packed situations.



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Centurion by Simon Scarrow

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.


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'Simon Scarrow has developed a strong following... a former ancient history lecturer who knows his stuff, and brings the ancient world back to life with verve and plenty of action.'
Brisbane News


About the Author

Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow's passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he pursued his great love of history as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer in 2005. Simon's Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000, and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and THE SWORD AND THE SCIMITAR, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century.


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Paperback
544 pages

Author
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Publisher
Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Publication date
7th August 2008

Categories
Action / Adventure
Historical Fiction


ISBN
9780755348367
 



















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