Eagles of the Empire XVII
By Simon Scarrow
An action-packed new novel of military action, outstanding courage and camaraderie, taking Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro to the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire in Eagles of the Empire XVII, from the Sunday Times-bestselling author of DAY OF THE CAESARS.
The gripping new Cato and Macro adventure in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series, not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.
AD 54. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro face a deadly new challenge. A vengeful king's actions risk not only vast territories of Roman land, and Rome's reputation for invincibility, but also thousands of lives...
The wily Parthians have invaded Roman-ruled Armenia, ousting King Rhadamistus. Rhadamistus is ambitious and ruthless, but he is loyal to Rome. The local army commander General Corbulo is tasked with restoring him to power, while also preparing for war with Parthia. Corbulo welcomes new arrivals Cato and Macro, experienced soldiers who know how to knock an unfit and undermanned unit of men into shape.
But can they control a king whose heart is set on vengeance against those who ousted him? As an uprising against Rhadamistus's brutality takes shape, the bravery and skill of the Roman army will be tested to the limit...
Praise for Scarrow's bestselling novels: 'Blood, gore, political intrigue...A historical fiction thriller that'll have you reaching for your gladius' Daily Sport
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently DAY OF THE CAESARS, INVICTUS, BRITANNIA and BROTHERS IN BLOOD, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER.
Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow
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15 Nov 2018
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Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'Gripping... ferocious and compelling' — 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 — 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