A tense, action-packed adventure with the Roman army officer Figulus in the heart of barbaric first-century Britannia.
Roman Britain, AD 44. The land is far from tamed. A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the native tribes.
Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus' blood. His Celtic ancestry gives him the toughness essential for survival. That toughness will be tested to the very limit when he is sent on a mission deep in hostile territory. And Figulus knows that, even utterly crushed in battle, their warriors routed and the Druids driven from their hill forts, the tribesmen of Britannia will sooner die than surrender.
Figulus fought alongside Macro and Cato in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. In INVADER, he stands alone.
I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read - Bernard Cornwell
Blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended - Historical Novels Review
A fast-moving and exceptionally well-paced historical thriller - BBC History Magazine
Scarrow's rank with the best - Independent
Lively, absorbing novel... will not disappoint - Sunday Times
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently THE BLOOD OF ROME, DAY OF THE CAESARS, INVICTUS, BRITANNIA and BROTHERS IN BLOOD, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER.
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