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Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)

Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)

UNDER THE EAGLE is the gripping first novel in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling EAGLES OF THE EMPIRE series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell.

It is AD 42, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn’t difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them. As second-in-command to Macro, the fearless, battle-scarred centurion who leads them, Cato has more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead.

Then the men discover that the army’s next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity – Britain. After the long march west, Cato and Macro undertake a special mission that will thrust them headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself…

Genre: Humanities / History / History: Earliest Times To Present Day / Ancient History: To C 500 Ce

On Sale: 10th October 2013

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781472216083

Reviews

Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best
Independent
Rollicking good fun
Mail on Sunday
Praise for Simon Scarrow: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
Bernard Cornwell
Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice
Daily Express
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
[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended
Historical Novels Review