A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Wintery Roman Britain in AD 52 is the setting for an action-packed novel of courage, camaraderie and warfare from No. 1 bestselling Simon Scarrow, author of INVICTUS and GLADIATOR. The fourteenth novel in the bestselling Eagles of the Empire series.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!
A Sunday Times bestseller. Shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
Simon Scarrow's veteran Roman soldier heroes face a cunning and relentless enemy in BRITANNIA, the unforgettable fourteenth novel in the bestselling Eagles of the Empire series.
Roman Britain, AD 52. The western tribes prepare to make a stand. But can they match the discipline and courage of the legionaries?
Wounded Centurion Macro remains behind in charge of the fort as Prefect 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.
When Macro's patrols report that the natives in the vicinity of the garrison are thinning out, a terrible suspicion takes shape in the battle-scarred soldier's mind. Has the acting Governor, Legate Quintatus, underestimated the enemy? If there is a sophisticated and deadly plan afoot, it's Cato and his men who will pay the price...
Includes maps, chart and author Q&A.
Praise for Simon Scarrow :
'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' - Independent
[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended - Historical Novels Review
'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
'Rollicking good fun' - Mail on Sunday
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 TRAITORS OF ROME, THE BLOOD OF ROME, DAY OF THE CAESARS, INVICTUS and BRITANNIA, 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 bestselling novels ARENA, INVADER and PIRATA.
Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow