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The Eagle's Conquest | [Simon Scarrow]

The Eagle's Conquest

The second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. 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....
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Publisher's Summary

The second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series.

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....

©2001 Simon Scarrow (P)2013 Headline Digital

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    kevin dry new york 06-05-14
    kevin dry new york 06-05-14 Member Since 2013

    Almost 50; some reluctant military experience ;travelled (surfed) through Africa ; Australia;Indonesia and the USA. Enjoy a good adventure.

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    "easy listening"
    Would you listen to The Eagle's Conquest again? Why?

    Yes in a years time; you miss pieces while driving


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Carto - lead charactor


    Have you listened to any of David Thorpe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    listen to another in the same series so no difference


    If you could rename The Eagle's Conquest, what would you call it?

    in a Roman army


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 04-12-14
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 04-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Solid Sword and Sandals Story"

    This really is an entertaining series. Not exactly haute literature, but the writing is solid and the stories draw you in. As always, Simon Scarrow is perfectly matched to this series.

    Give this one a try if you’re into this genre. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • Adam
    8/26/15
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    "I'm really enjoying this series!"

    the characters are constantly evolving and it sticks as closely as possible to historical records so makes it more believable! recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doug Scott
    7/22/15
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    "Good read"

    Held my attention, so a good story. Good read for thoughts who like history. I recommend this book in the series.

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  • Carole
    7/15/15
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    "Roman life"

    I like the descriptions of the people and the situations, it is as if you were there experiencing it yourself.
    I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the Roman era.

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  • Joanne R.
    6/5/15
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    "fantastic read.."

    loved this book, the second story of the two likeable Romans.
    The next installment will be downloaded as soon as possible.
    It's a great story will buy the rest of the series as soon as possible

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  • Amazon Customer
    3/21/15
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    "Very good narrator makes the story live"

    Excellent narrator really makes the story live good story but little predictable but it's definitely worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GhostMuppet
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom
    7/13/14
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    "A sequel that matches the first book"

    I really enjoyed the first book of the Macro and Cato series of books by Simon Scarrow. I purchased the first three books via an Audible offer so I quickly started the second book.

    The conquest of Britain continues. Plots started in the first book are continued into this book and some even have a conclusion.

    This book is very similar to the first book. Cato is still learning and finding his feet, while Macro is still the gruff centurion. The book has some minor skirmishes before the main battle scenes at the end of the book. The emperor turns up to take command of the battle, and the author gives a believable description of what can go wrong when people in power think they know better.

    As this is a spoiler free review, I will not mention the ending, but it was gripping reading even if you knew how it was going to end.

    This leads onto the problem with established series - you know that the main characters will survive (how else can they appear in future books). This does take a little away from some elements of this story. That being said, there is nothing written in stone for the supporting characters and some come a nasty end.

    The book ends with the legion still in Britain talking about future campaigns, so I would assume the next book will be in Britain as well.



    Audiobook: The audio was well executed just like the first book. David Thorpe returns as the Narrator and gives a sterling performance. Some of the comments seem to be a little 'modern', given in a modern British army accent.

    There will be a weeks break before I start the third book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N
    6/16/14
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    "Good but similar to the others in the series"

    I've a few of these now (not necessarily in the correct order) and although they are enjoyable they do tend to have common elements in the story so they are getting a bit "samey".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Pillerton priors, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "Sweary but good"
    What did you like most about The Eagle's Conquest?

    I bought this for my son to listen to. He loved it despite the swearing.. It was hilarious when the good lady wife heard the f word in the car. Despite that this story was compelling from start to finish, moved at a fast pace and you always wanted to listen for just a few minutes more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My boy loved carto? Because he was good fun and showed his emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    My 10 year old would recommend this book to others but only of they know the "f word" (his words). A good listen and the others in this series he has heard are equally as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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