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Eagle's Prey by Simon Scarrow
  

Eagle's Prey

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Late summer AD44 and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. Veteran officer Macro and recently appointed centurion Cato face another challenge in their battle for control of the British Isles. This is the fifth in this engrossing series of blood, guts, treachery and grit. They do stand on their own but it is so much more fun if you follow through the characters as they build. Under the Eagle is the first.

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Eagle's Prey by Simon Scarrow

It is late summer AD44 and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops’ commander, General Plautius, is under considerable pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus and it’s their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap. But Maximus’s nerve breaks at the critical point, allowing the enemy leader, Caratacus, and his men to escape. Outraged by this failure, General Plautius orders the decimation of the unit. Their choice: die, or escape to become a fugitive pursued by soldiers of their own ruthless army. Hiding from their former comrades, as well as the Britons, Cato’s small band of fugitives have only one chance to redeem themselves before they are hunted down like animals...

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'A satisfying, bloodthirsty, bawdy romp. Perfect for Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action' * The Good Book Guide * A fast-moving and exceptionally well-paced historical thriller * BBC History Magazine * Rollicking good fun * Mail on Sunday * A Rome full of HOUSE OF CARDS treachery... Roman soldiering at its very best - even by Scarrow's high standards - in this winning chunk of historical fiction * Sunday Sport * Ferocious and compelling * Daily Express * 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 * Gripping and moving * The Times * Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best * Independent * Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
Bernard Cornwell

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

13th November 2008

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Simon Scarrow

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Headline Book Publishing Ltd

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Paperback (a Format)
480 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755349999

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