join us on facebook betrayal martina cole make the most of Lovereading christmas gift books twitter
Vouchers


Centurion by Simon Scarrow
  

Centurion

Part of the Eagles of the Empire Series
Action Adventure / Spy   Historical Fiction   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

Lovereading view...

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.

If you like Simon Scarrow you might also like to read books by Ben Kane, Anthony Riches and Harry Sidebottom.

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

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
Mail on Sunday

'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.'
Brisbane News

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.

Author photo © Crest Photography

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

7th August 2008

Author

Simon Scarrow

More books by Simon Scarrow
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.scarrow.co.uk

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction

Historical fiction

ISBN

9780755348367

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools