Eagles of the Empire

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881 ratings

Under the Eagle Publisher's Summary

If you don't know Simon Scarrow, you don't know Rome!

Under the Eagle is the gripping first novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. A must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.

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....

©2001 Simon Scarrow (P)2013 Headline Publishing Group Ltd.
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  • Book 1

    • Under the Eagle

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Roman Military Mystery

    • By Marie on 10-25-13

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 2

    • The Eagle's Conquest

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • easy listening

    • By kevin dry on 06-05-14

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 3

    • When the Eagle Hunts

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    The third novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their leader, General Plautius, plans the next phase of their campaign, word arrives that the ship carrying his family to join him was wrecked in a storm off the south coast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of Action

    • By Jean on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 4

    • The Eagle and the Wolves

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 4
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    The Eagle and the Wolves is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. It's AD 44, and Vespasian and the Second Legion are forging ahead in their campaign to seize the southwest of Britain. Macro and newly appointed centurion Cato are ordered to provide Verica, ruler of the Atrebatans, with an army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great Story, great narration

    • By TheToal on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 5

    • The Eagle's Prey

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 5
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 92

    It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops' commander, General Plautius, is under pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Book.

    • By Timothy on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 6

    • The Eagle's Prophecy

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 6
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    The Adriatic Sea, AD 45. Cato and Macro, centurions of the Roman army, are horrified to learn that they face possible execution after the death of their commanding officer. Fortunately, the Emperor's secretary is willing to offer them an alternative: to join the marines and hunt down a band of brutal pirates who are decimating not only Rome's reputation, but also a critical supply chain. As they discover the true horror of battle at sea, Macro and Cato must also remember their real mission: to recover from those pirates a set of scrolls that hold secrets vital to the future of the Roman Empire. Rome will do anything to get them back....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intrigue, treachery and lots of action

    • By Jean on 03-21-16

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  • Book 7

    • The Eagle in the Sand

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 7
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Judaea in AD 46. Roman centurions Cato and Macro have been posted to Judaea for a 'hearts and minds' operation. The Empire needs to win over the locals after some of their religious figures have started revolts - and since the Romans crucified the last charismatic Judaean leader, the natives' rebellions have become bolder. Not only are these small villages causing trouble, but there are also thousands of Parthians eager to fight Rome. With the threat of suicide attacks and even all-out war, Cato and Macro have their peace-keeping work cut out....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Romans in the Field

    • By Shirlene on 10-09-12

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 8

    • Centurion

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 8
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Centurion, a no. 1 best-seller, is the unputdownable eighth novel in Simon Scarrow's Eagle's of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As ever good entertainement

    • By Massimo on 07-02-12

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  • Book 9

    • The Gladiator

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 9
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    The Gladiator is the compelling ninth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. While centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their transport ship is almost capsized by a tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good one, better than expected

    • By Acteon on 06-14-15

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  • Book 10

    • The Legion

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 10
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Legion is the action-packed tenth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Egypt, AD 49. Cato, one of the youngest Prefects of the Roman army, and Centurion Macro have a tough posting: to track down and destroy a gang of former gladiators who have turned to piracy. Driven by vengeance, these hardened brutes have been defiling temples, sinking Roman ships, and slaughtering men, women and children.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoy this series.

    • By JS55 on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 11

    • Praetorian

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 11
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Praetorian is the gripping eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. AD 51. Legionaries Cato and Macro have forged a bond that has survived war, rebellion and torture. Yet nothing has prepared them for a daunting mission on the deadliest battlefield of all: the bloody streets of Rome. Traitors are threatening to plunge the Empire into bloody chaos and no one can be trusted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Macro and Cato to date

    • By Judith A. Weller on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $14.91

  • Book 12

    • The Blood Crows

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 12
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    From the best-selling author of Centurion, The Gladiator and Praetorian, a new military adventure for battle-hardened centurions Macro and Cato, fighting for the Empire in Britannia. For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best in series

    • By Rick Hancox on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 13

    • Brothers in Blood

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 13
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is under threat from within. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro must uncover a traitor to prevent unthinkable defeat. A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia's native tribes. A treacherous agent's mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way.

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  • Book 14

    • Britannia

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 14
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Roman Britain, AD 52. The western tribes, inspired by the Druids' hatred of the Romans, prepare to make a stand. But can they match the discipline and courage of the legionaries? Wounded during a skirmish, Centurion Macro remains behind in charge of the fort as Centurion Cato leads an invasion deep into the hills. Cato's mission: to cement Rome's triumph over the natives by crushing the Druid stronghold. But with winter drawing in, the terrain is barely passable through icy rain and snowstorms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series

    • By richard york on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 15

    • Invictus

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 15
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Invictus is a gripping, authentic and exciting audiobook of the Roman army from best-selling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Roman military adventure

    • By Rollin on 01-10-17

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 16

    • Day of the Caesars

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 16
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    AD 55. The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game and enlist the help of the one man in the empire he can trust: Macro.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rome in the time of Nero and its and it's Heroes

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $22.71