The cover for BRITANNIA has been revealed!
The build-up to Simon’s new Cato and Macro adventure, Britannia, has well and truly begun ahead of publication this November. Set in Roman Britain, AD 52, it sees the legionaires take on the ruthless western tribes, who are driven by the Druids’ hatred of the Romans . Wounded during a skirmish, Centurion Macro remains behind […]Read More
Interview with the Edinburgh Book Review
With Brothers in Blood out now in paperback, Simon chats to the Edinburgh Book Review in this brilliant and insightful interview. Read the full piece online HERE, and here’s a short snippet with Simon discussing the challenges and pleasure of researching his bestselling novels… “The research is a delight to do. Why wouldn’t it be? […]Read More
Brothers in Blood: out now in paperback!
The latest Cato and Macro adventure invades a bookshop near you today! Brothers in Blood is out now in paperback. AD 52 and the Roman army is on the march in the struggle to conquer Britain. Facing a ruthless enemy, Cato, an army Prefect, and veteran Centurion Macro must also contend with the threat posed […]Read More
Brothers in Blood paperback cover revealed!
With only a few weeks to go until the paperback edition of Brothers in Blood is released, we are delighted to be able to reveal the striking new cover! The paperback is published on March 26th and will be available in supermarkets, bookshops and from all online retailers.Read More
Brothers in Blood: A brief introduction to the Roman Army
Have you read the latest Cato and Macro adventure, Brothers in Blood, yet? Here, Simon outlines the chain of command for the Roman Army in AD52… The Fourteenth Legion, like all legions, comprised five and a half thousand men. The basic unit was the century of eighty men commanded by a centurion. The century was […]Read More
Futurebook interview with Simon
Simon has been interviewed by Futurebook’s Porter Anderson about the new Cato and Macro mobile game. In this fascinating and insightful piece, he discusses, among many other things, the challenges of getting young people into reading, and how he hopes the game can encourage players to then go on to read the Cato and Macro […]Read More
Archive Historical Note: THE EAGLE AND THE WOLVES
In this note from a classic Cato and Macro adventure, The Eagle and the Wolves, Simon discusses the ongoing conflict between the Romans and Caratacus and his men… It is, perhaps, ironic that the difficulties facing General Plautius in the second summer of campaigning were forced on him by his success of the previous year. […]Read More
Blinkbox Books Blog Q&A with Simon
With Brothers in Blood out now in hardback and ebook, Simon took part in a Q&A for the Blinkbox Books Blog. Here’s a look at one of the questions: Brothers in Blood is the thirteenth Macro and Cato book. Where is it set, and what are they up to? It’s a continuation from the last […]Read More
Gallery: the Cato and Macro game!
It’s the game everyone is talking about! Cato and Macro: The Game has made quite a splash since launching on Google Play recently, and the amazing reviews are flooding in! Have you downloaded the game and played it yet? If not, these images should whet your appetite. Remember, the game is launching on iOS very […]Read More
Waterstones extract: BROTHERS IN BLOOD
In this extract, we meet Cato and Macro for the first time in their latest adventure, Brothers in Blood. For an extended version of this extract, visit the Waterstones blog… ‘Dear me, I can see that this one’s had a lot of wear and tear,’ the Syrian tutted as he examined Cato’s cuirass, running his […]Read More
The Roman Army Chain of Command
In this piece, first published in The Eagle and the Wolves, Simon explains the organisation of the Roman Army… The Second Legion, the ‘home’ of Macro and Cato, comprised some five and a half thousand men. The basic unit was the century of eighty men led by a centurion with an optio acting as second […]Read More
Cato and Macro: The Game – available now!
Are you ready to unleash Cato and Macro on your mobile? Cato & Macro: The Game is available now on Android! And if you use iOS, keep checking back as the game will be ready very soon for you to enjoy too. Packed with awesome battle features, weapons (including the infamous flaming pig!) and building […]Read More