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Publisher's Summary

The gripping new Cato and Macro adventure in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series, not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 

It is AD 55. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war.... 

The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Armenia, a frontier territory claimed by Rome, ousting King Rhadamistus. The king is ambitious and ruthless, but he is vital to Rome's strategic interests. General Corbulo must restore him to power while also readying the troops for war with the powerful Parthian Empire. Corbulo orders new arrivals Cato and Macro, and their elite cohort of Praetorian Guards, to carry out the task.

Marching into unmapped and unfamiliar terrain to restore an unpopular king is a perilous mission. Allies cannot be trusted, and foes lurk on all sides. The bravery and skill of the Roman army will be tested to the limit....

©2018 Simon Scarrow (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Blood, gore, political intrigue.... A historical fiction thriller that'll have you reaching for your gladius." (Daily Sport)

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Another great story.

As always another great story by Simon Scarrow superbly read by Jonathon Keeble. Cant wait for the next one.

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pretty boring.

boring. 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 writes 15 words. needs 7 unique words. why?

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blood of ceasar

great story . good narrator . lots of action. mysteries in the final part. wonderful character buildup

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A bit more of the same

Whilst enjoyable Macro's and other enlisted Roman voices became repetitive and grating
despite this Jonathan Keeble is an excellent narrator.

The story line was nothing new and Cato's character needs some work on, together with the plot. Overall, very good, though.

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What a team, Scarrow and Keeble

Another excellent historical fiction novel by the great Simon Scarrow. Loved the addition of Cassius as a companion to Cato on his great adventure. Credit to Jonathan Keeble as his narration has become just as thrilling as the story itself. What a team, can’t wait for the next novel between the two.

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  • Delmar
  • 11-24-18

Another great story.

As always another great story by Simon Scarrow superbly read by Jonathon Keeble. Cant wait for the next one.

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  • Paul
  • 01-15-19

pretty boring.

boring. 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 writes 15 words. needs 7 unique words. why?

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  • victorio joseph soliven
  • 01-02-19

blood of ceasar

great story . good narrator . lots of action. mysteries in the final part. wonderful character buildup

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  • Richard
  • 01-01-19

A bit more of the same

Whilst enjoyable Macro's and other enlisted Roman voices became repetitive and grating
despite this Jonathan Keeble is an excellent narrator.

The story line was nothing new and Cato's character needs some work on, together with the plot. Overall, very good, though.

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  • Louise Bell
  • 12-20-18

What a team, Scarrow and Keeble

Another excellent historical fiction novel by the great Simon Scarrow. Loved the addition of Cassius as a companion to Cato on his great adventure. Credit to Jonathan Keeble as his narration has become just as thrilling as the story itself. What a team, can’t wait for the next novel between the two.

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  • Delmar
  • 11-24-18

Another great story.

As always another great story by Simon Scarrow superbly read by Jonathon Keeble. Cant wait for the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Paul
  • 01-15-19

pretty boring.

boring. 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 words 15 writes 15 words. needs 7 unique words. why?

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  • victorio joseph soliven
  • 01-02-19

blood of ceasar

great story . good narrator . lots of action. mysteries in the final part. wonderful character buildup

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  • Richard
  • 01-01-19

A bit more of the same

Whilst enjoyable Macro's and other enlisted Roman voices became repetitive and grating
despite this Jonathan Keeble is an excellent narrator.

The story line was nothing new and Cato's character needs some work on, together with the plot. Overall, very good, though.

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  • Louise Bell
  • 12-20-18

What a team, Scarrow and Keeble

Another excellent historical fiction novel by the great Simon Scarrow. Loved the addition of Cassius as a companion to Cato on his great adventure. Credit to Jonathan Keeble as his narration has become just as thrilling as the story itself. What a team, can’t wait for the next novel between the two.