Invictus (Eagles of the Empire 15) (Hardback)Simon Scarrow (author)
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He regarded the expectant faces watching for his reaction. Then he shook his head. ‘You fools… So be it. Until victory, or death.'
Hispania. Occupied but unconquered. A dangerous challenge for Rome.
It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing Empire, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world.
Two battle-scarred veterans of this army, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro, have survived years of campaigning in Britannia and have been recalled to Rome.
Yet their time in the teeming, dangerously political city is short, and soon they are travelling with the Praetorian Guard to Spain, a restless colony where simmering tension in the face of Roman rule is aggravated by bitter rivalry amongst the natives. The challenges that face two old friends and their comrades in arms are unlike any they have seen before - in a land that declares itself unconquerable...
Invictus, the thrilling 15th instalment in the ‘Eagle’ series, sees lifelong friends Macro and Cato thrown into the greatest of danger as they are thrust into a power struggle that goes to the heart of the political elite of Rome.
'Scarrow's novels rank with the best' - Independent
An adept craftsman of historical fiction, Simon Scarrow is best known for the ‘Eagle’ series which launched his career beginning with Under the Eagle. More recently he has also written the ‘Gladiator’ series for young adults as well as Young Bloods and its sequels which follow the life of young Napoleon Bonaparte.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 638 g
Dimensions: 241 x 156 x 37 mm
Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best * Independent *
[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended * Historical Novels Review *
'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 *
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