The GladiatorEagles of the Empire Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
If you are unaware of the Roman army officers Macro and Cato you are missing out. One is old and a veteran, the other young and clever, and together they get involved in all sorts of situations and overcome great odds. Here they are returning to Rome and get washed up in Crete in the aftermath of an earthquake, an ideal opportunity for a slave uprising. Constant action, likeable heroes and lots of history make this an excellent series.Who is Sarah Broadhurst
The Gladiator by Simon Scarrow
The action-packed new novel featuring Roman army officers Macro and Cato from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon ScarrowWhile centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their transport ship is almost capsized by a tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands. In the chaotic aftermath, large bands of the island's slaves begin to revolt and local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor of the province calls on Macro and Cato for help. Can they move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island?
ReviewsRollicking good fun Mail on Sunday 'I don't need this kind of compeition
'Fast paced and compelling... another excellent addition to this enjoyable series'
Canberra Times, Australia
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Publication date5th December 2009
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PublisherHeadline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
CategoriesCrime & mystery
Thriller / suspense
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