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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.
ReviewsPraise for Simon Scarrow: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read
'Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice'
'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy'
'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
'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best'
'Rollicking good fun'
Mail on Sunday
'[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended'
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Publication date7th August 2008
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