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Archive Author Note: THE GLADIATOR

Simon explains some of the historical detail behind Cato and Macro book nine, THE GLADIATOR… This novel began life on a trip to Crete a few years back. Having exhausted the obvious list of ancient Greek sites, I took the opportunity to explore the remains of the Roman city of Gortyna, destroyed by a great […]

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Archive Interview: A Q&A from PRAETORIAN

In this interview, Simon discusses one of his previous Cato and Macro adventures: PRAETORIAN… How do you begin your research for each book? What discovery particularly surprised you in the course of your research for Praetorian? The starting place for the Roman novels is usually the original histories, letters and so on of ancient writers […]

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Archive Author Note: THE EAGLE IN THE SAND

Here Simon discusses the ideas and inspiration behind Cato and Macro’s seventh adventure, THE EAGLE IN THE SAND… It has been a great pleasure to research and write The Eagle in the Sand. From the beginning of the series I have wanted to take Macro and Cato east. It is long overdue for poor Centurion […]

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Cover reveal: BROTHERS IN BLOOD

The new Cato and Macro novel, BROTHERS IN BLOOD, is coming soon… Available in hardback and ebook from the 9th of October.

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Interview with Simon: SWORD AND SCIMITAR

Have you read Simon’s 2012 novel SWORD AND SCIMITAR? If so, here’s a fascinating interview with Simon in which he discusses the themes and historical details behind this historial epic… Writers of historical fiction are often asked how true to the thinking of the time the views of the contemporary characters can really be. How […]

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From Nigeria to Norfolk: Simon’s journey to writing THE BLOOD CROWS

How Simon Scarrow got from Nigeria, where he was born, to Norfolk, has been an interesting voyage. In retrospect at least, he allows, but not while it was happening. “You think, right, well, I’m writing books and one day one might get published, and then one does get published. And then you have to come […]

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New Simon Scarrow game out in 2014

A mobile game based on Sunday Times bestselling historical fiction author Simon Scarrow’s Macro & Cato Roman novel series is hitting app stores this Autumn. ‘Are you not entertained?!’ etc… Simon Scarrow is working alongside Headline and games developer Amuzo to create the as-yet-untitled game, which will allow players to fight alongside Macro and Cato […]

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Author Note: THE BLOOD CROWS

Here are Simon’s notes on the historical details behind THE BLOOD CROWS. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers, but if you really don’t want to find anything out before you read THE BLOOD CROWS then look away now! History books often refer to the Claudian ‘conquest’ of Britain in AD43 whereas the more accurate word […]

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Soundcloud Interview: Simon discusses life as an author

In this detailed interview, Simon dicusses a huge range of topics about life as an author, including how he writes, the way he constructs battle scenes, and ensuring all the historical details are spot on. If you love Cato and Macro, you won’t want to miss this.  

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Trailer: THE BLOOD CROWS

Watch the action-packed trailer for the paperback edition of Cato and Macro’s 12th adventure, The Blood Crows…

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