The Eagle's Conquest

The Eagle's Conquest

Book - 2008
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Bestselling Simon Scarrow's brilliant adventure novels about the Roman army appear in B-format.When Centurion Macro arrives on British soil as one of Emperor Claudius's invasion force in 43 AD, he is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. In a series of bloody skirmishes, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army must find and defeat the enemy before he grows strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato. A sinister organisation opposed to the Emperor is secretly betraying the invaders. And when rumours of an assassination attempt coincide with the Emperor's arrival on British soil, the soldiers realise they are up against a force more ruthless than their acknowledged enemy...
Publisher: 2001. ,
London : 2008. Headline,
ISBN: 9780755349968
Branch Call Number: AF SCAR

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ba_library
Jan 19, 2017

Book 2 of Scarrow's Eagle series. Macro and Cato get their legion to England but there is a traitor in their camp and everyone seems to have a secret agenda! The Emperor Claudius is to arrive and lead the legions to victory over the fierce Britons, but there is a plot to assassinate the Emperor. The drama continues! The last sentence of the book and Macro wants to introduce Cato to a local gal he has met - her name is Boudicca. If you know anything about the Romans in Britain, you know about Boudicca! Great series, easy reading, not sure about the historical accuracy but the author is a historian and he adds plenty of exciting fiction to the tale.

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merlinsilver
Dec 10, 2014

Excellent, fast paced, makes everything else seem slow and dull. Lots of action, good story line.

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Eosos
Jun 05, 2014

Macro, Cato and Vespasian are back in another rousing adventure in Britain, 43AD.

This time Emperor Claudius shows up to lead the troops, Vespasian's wife is keeping secrets and Cato gets himself and Macro involved in the political intrigues of the emperors court.

There were enough battles, fights and intrigues to keep the book moving at a steady pace and keep my attention.

kevfarley Sep 19, 2012

Fleshes out a very thin record of the second Roman invasion of Britain in a creatively entertaining but reasonably accurate tale.
The politics and military detail are authentic. The sub-plots are imaginative amusement.

EuSei Aug 14, 2012

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