CenturionEagles of the Empire Series
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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.
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.
ReviewsA satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff Good Book Guide '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.
'Rollicking good fun'
Mail on Sunday
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Publication date7th August 2008
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