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.
Comparison: Manda Scott’s Boudica, Steven Pressfield, Conn Iggulden.
Similar this month: Bernard Cornwell, James Barrington.
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...
Publication date: 13/11/2008
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||13th November 2008|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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