The Blood of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 17) (Paperback)Simon Scarrow (author)
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It is AD 55. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war...
The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Armenia, a frontier territory claimed by Rome, ousting King Rhadamistus. The king is ambitious and ruthless, but he is vital to Rome's strategic interests. General Corbulo must restore him to power, while also readying the troops for war with the powerful Parthian Empire. Corbulo orders new arrivals Cato and Macro, and their elite cohort of Praetorian Guards, to carry out the task.
Marching into unmapped and unfamiliar terrain to restore an unpopular king is a perilous mission. Allies cannot be trusted and foes lurk on all sides. The bravery and skill of the Roman army will be tested to the limit...
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels:
'Gripping... ferocious and compelling.' - The Daily Express
'A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy.' - The Times
'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best.' - The Independent
'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read.' - Bernard Cornwell
'Blood, gore, political intrigue, gripes, fears - ah, coming back to Scarrow's Eagles of Empire series is like a family homecoming in front of a warm fire... A historical fiction thriller that'll have you reaching for your gladius.' - Daily Sport
'The Eagles of the Empire series marches on with the brilliantly told adventures of Cato and Macro... Roman soldiering at its very best - even by Scarrow's high standards.' - Sunday Sport
'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
'A rip-roaring read.' - Mail on Sunday
'An engrossing storyline, full of teeth-clenching battles, political machinations, treachery, honour, love and death... More, please!' - Elizabeth Chadwick
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