Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)

Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/08/2008
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Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
What a good book!
"Read this," a rather excitable customer told me one day. "It's a-maz-ing!" A fictionalised account of life as a roman soldier didn't, if I'm honest, appea... READ MORE
Lance

Synopsis

IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! 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 and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's compelling novels: 'Gripping and moving' The Times AD 42, Germany. Tough, brutal and unforgiving. That's how new recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion. He may have contacts in high places, but he could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now. Cato has been promoted above his comrades at the order of the Emperor and is deeply resented by the other men. But he quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran as rough and ready as Cato is quick-witted and well-educated. They are poles apart, but soon realise they have a lot to learn from one another. On a campaign to Britannia - a land of utter barbarity - an enduring friendship begins. But as they undertake a special mission to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor they rapidly find themselves in a desperate fight to survive...

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755349708
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 313g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 32 mm

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Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
A very enjoyable and exciting book
This a well researched book with a lot off action through out the book. It involves 2 main characters, 1 is centurian who has been in the army for a while ... READ MORE
benkernow
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
absoulutly epic, just love it!!!
This book is the beginning of a epic journey between a young recruit in the roman legion and a veteren soldier fighting side by side along with the the sec... READ MORE
Craig Barker
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
Excellent opening to a great series
I bought this book with no prior knowledge of the author or the series and with 2 months I'd read them all. The opening novel introduces Cato and Macro; Ca... READ MORE
OiYouThere
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
Great intro to a wonderful series
The first book in the Eagles of the Empire series and an essential read if you want an insight into the the making of two great careers Centurion Macro and... READ MORE
Rob
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
Under the Eagle
Another book detailing life and politics in and around the Roman Army from the viewpoint of the common solder or should I say legionnaire. The story moves ... READ MORE
Daniel Asekokhai
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)
Under the Eagle
Another book detailing life and politics in and around the Roman Army from the viewpoint of the common solder or should I say legionnaire. The story moves ... READ MORE
Daniel Asekokhai