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Brothers in Blood by Simon Scarrow
  

Brothers in Blood

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Another excellent Macro and Cato adventure. Having been involved in the political machinations in Rome, the two friends are advised to go (are sent?) to Britain where the fight there is to subdue Caractacus. He is cleverly avoiding battle by gathering the island’s tribes together. However there is a plan afoot and a spy to unmask and so the tension mounts. Great battle scenes, lots of plot and the uncovering of the spy left to the final few pages, this is ace.

If you like Simon Scarrow you might also like to read books by M. C. Scott, Steven Pressfield and Manda Scott.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Rome, AD52. A man lies in a filthy cellar in chains in fear of his life. He has charge of a secret that could endanger the lives of thousands at the farthest reaches of the vast territory of the Roman Empire. In a parallel scenario in Britannia, Roman troops are poised to attack a tribal enemy whose unceasing guerrilla tactics are costing lives, morale and vital supplies. As ever, the gallant Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are in the thick of the action, but an unexpected outcome suggests that treachery is abroad. Rome’s allies are also struggling to contain their insubordinate subjects and chaos and insurrection threaten. If there is a spy in the army, the invasion of the strategically vital Britannia will be scuppered, so Macro and Cato must wipe out that threat, but can they do so in time? Read on for a novel that is as gripping as a thriller, but also a fount of historical information.
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Synopsis

Brothers in Blood by Simon Scarrow

A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia's native tribes. A treacherous agent's mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way.

Unwarned, Cato and Macro are with the Roman army pursuing Caratacus and his men through the mountains of Britannia. Defeating Caratacus finally seems within their grasp. But the plot against the two heroes threatens not only their military goals but also their lives.

Reviews

Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels of the Roman Empire:

'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read.'
Bernard Cornwell

'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best'
Independent

'[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended.'

Historical Novels Review

'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

'Rollicking good fun'
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About the Author

Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include his earlier novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently Praetorian and The Legion, as well as Sword and Scimitar, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and four novels about the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte - Young Bloods, The Generals, Fire and Sword and The Fields of Death. He is the author with T. J. Andrew s of the bestselling Arena. Simon's novels have been published in the USA and in translation all around the world.

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Publication date

9th October 2014

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Simon Scarrow

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780755393930

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