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Centurion (Eagles of the Empire 8)

Centurion (Eagles of the Empire 8)

The eighth novel in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Roman series.

In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra’s royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders. When Parthia hears of the Roman army’s presence, it starts amassing its troops for war. Macro’s cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.

(P)2012 Headline Digital

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 6th November 2008

Price: £13

ISBN-13: 9780755375103

Reviews

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
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 new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy
The Times
Gripping
Sunday Times
Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best
Independent
'Rollicking good fun'
Mail on Sunday
[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended
Historical Novels Review