Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1) - Eagle (Paperback)Simon Scarrow (author)
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IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!
UNDER THE EAGLE is the gripping first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling EAGLES OF THE EMPIRE series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's compelling novels: 'Gripping and moving' The Times
AD 42, Germany. Tough, brutal and unforgiving. That's how new recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion. He may have contacts in high places, but he could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now.
Cato has been promoted above his comrades at the order of the Emperor and is deeply resented by the other men. But he quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran as rough and ready as Cato is quick-witted and well-educated. They are poles apart, but soon realise they have a lot to learn from one another.
On a campaign to Britannia - a land of utter barbarity - an enduring friendship begins. But as they undertake a special mission to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor they rapidly find themselves in a desperate fight to survive...
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 28 mm
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 * Independent *
Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice * Daily Express *
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 * Historical Novels Review *
Everyone has been raving about the film GLADIATOR, but Cato's story is its equal in bloody cut and thrust and has the bonus of conspiracy and intrigue to give it extra flavour * Northern Echo *
'I don't need this sort of competition' * Bernard Cornwell *
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“absoulutly epic, just love it!!!”
This book is the beginning of a epic journey between a young recruit in the roman legion and a veteren soldier fighting side by side along with the the second legion of the augusta.This book shows that simon scarrow... More
“A very enjoyable and exciting book”
This a well researched book with a lot off action through out the book. It involves 2 main characters, 1 is centurian who has been in the army for a while and the other is young lad who has just been made optio (his... More
“Excellent opening to a great series”
I bought this book with no prior knowledge of the author or the series and with 2 months I'd read them all. The opening novel introduces Cato and Macro; Cato a young lad from the Imperial Palace, who despite a... More
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