November 2015 eBook of the Month.
Marching straight into action, Simon Scarrow has created a wonderfully evocative and energetic addition to the ‘Eagles of the Empire’ series. You could read this as a standalone, however I do recommend starting at the beginning with ‘Under the Eagle’. ‘Britannia’ is the 14th novel, maps, the chain of command and cast list set you up nicely. Set in AD52, Scarrow keeps the intrigue and warfare just galloping along. The honourable Cato and steadfast Macro find themselves yet again, even in the most far flung corner of the empire, smack in the centre of some serious political wrangling. The writing ensures your senses are as aware of the surroundings as your mind. While I’ve always felt in safe hands, Cato and Macro are most definitely in the most precarious of positions, consequently this is edge of your seat reading. ~ Liz Robinson
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
'This is a terrific read from Simon Scarrow, whose Eagles of the Empire novels are regular bestsellers. The setting is western Britannia in the first century AD. Such is the confidence of Rome’s military leaders in the superiority of their army that they are unprepared for the trap the native enemy springs on them, stranding thousands of the best trained soldiers in the world in the wintry mountains far from the safety of their fort. Simon writes very powerfully about courage and cunning, about fighting for survival, about standing by your comrades till the last. This is unmissable for anyone interested in history, the Roman world, or the military escapades of any era.'
Roman Britain, AD 52. The western tribes, inspired by the Druids' hatred of the Romans, prepare to make a stand. But can they match the discipline and courage of the legionaries? Wounded during a skirmish, Centurion Macro remains behind in charge of the fort as Centurion Cato leads an invasion deep into the hills. Cato's mission: to cement Rome's triumph over the natives by crushing the Druid stronghold. But with winter drawing in, the terrain is barely passable through icy rain and snowstorms. When Macro's patrols report that the natives in the vicinity of the garrison are thinning out, a terrible suspicion takes shape in the battle-scarred soldier's mind. Has the acting Governor, Legate Quintatus, underestimated the enemy, his military judgement undermined by ambition? If there is a sophisticated and deadly plan afoot, it's Cato and his men who will pay the price. Includes maps and charts.
Publication date: 19/11/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||19th November 2015|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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. Author photo © Crest PhotographyMore About Simon Scarrow