An action-packed new novel of military action, courage and camaraderie, taking Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro to the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire. From the Sunday Times-bestselling author of DAY OF THE CAESARS.
The gripping new adventure in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series, not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.
It is AD 55. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war...
The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Roman-ruled Armenia, ousting King Rhadamistus. The King is ambitious and ruthless, but he is loyal to Rome. General Corbulo must restore him to power, while also readying the troops for war with Parthia. Corbulo welcomes new arrivals Cato and Macro, experienced soldiers who know how to knock into shape an undermanned unit of men ill-equipped for conflict.
But Rhadamistus's brutality towards those who ousted him will spark an uprising which will test the bravery of the Roman army to the limit. While the enemy watches from over the border...
Praise for Scarrow's bestselling novels: 'Blood, gore, political intrigue... A historical fiction thriller that'll have you reaching for your gladius' Daily Sport
Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'Gripping... ferocious and compelling' - Daily Express
A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy - The Times
Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best - Independent
I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read
Blood, gore, political intrigue, gripes, fears - ah, coming back to Scarrow's Eagles of Empire series is like a family homecoming in front of a warm fire... A historical fiction thriller that'll have you reaching for your gladius - Daily Sport
The Eagles of the Empire series marches on with the brilliantly told adventures of Cato and Macro... Roman soldiering at its very best - even by Scarrow's high standards - Sunday Sport
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 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.
Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow