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The Legion by Simon Scarrow
  

The Legion

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July 2011 eBook of the Month.

August 2011 Book of the Month.

The bestselling author of CENTURION and THE GLADIATOR returns with another action-packed Roman adventure. Simon Scarrow knows how to hook readers into a story and yet again he does it with considerable panache.

If you like Simon Scarrow you might also like to read books by Ben Kane, Robyn Young and Steven Pressfield.

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The Legion by Simon Scarrow

When the actions of a rebel gladiator in Egypt threaten the stability of the Roman Empire, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro know he must be stopped. The locals are holding the Romans responsible for the attacks Ajax and his crew have been making along the coast and now Egypt is dangerously volatile. Tasked with tracking and defeating the renegade, Cato and Macro are soon hot on Ajax's trail, determined to destroy the enemy. But will the strength of a psychotically fatalist gladiator and his new-found allies, hell-bent on destruction, defeat the Roman warriors?

Reviews

[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended * Historical Novels Review * Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best * Independent * 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 * A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy * The Times * Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice * Daily Express * Praise for Simon Scarrow: '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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Book Info

Publication date

21st July 2011

Author

Simon Scarrow

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www.scarrow.co.uk

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
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Historical adventure

ISBN

9780755353767

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