Day of the Caesars (Eagles of the Empire 16) (Paperback)Simon Scarrow (author)
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AD 54. Claudius is dead. Rome is in turmoil. And two brave heroes of the Roman army face the challenge of their lives.
The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. The threat of civil war hangs over the Empire. Roman army
Simon Scarrow's Day of the Caesars is not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' - The Times
All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side.
To survive, Cato must play a cunning game, and enlist the help of the one man in the Empire he can trust: Macro.
As the rebel force grows, legionaries and Praetorian Guards are moved like chess pieces by powerful and shadowy figures. A political game has created the ultimate military challenge. Can civil war be averted? The future of the Empire is in Cato's hands...
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 203 x 199 x 30 mm
Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels:
'Rollicking good fun' - Mail on Sunday
'A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy' - The Times
'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' - Bernard Cornwell
'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' - Independent
'Gripping and moving' - The Times
'[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