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The Eagle's Conquest: A Novel of the Roman…

The Eagle's Conquest: A Novel of the Roman Army (Eagle Series) (original 2001; edition 2004)

by Simon Scarrow (Author)

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When Centurion Macro arrives on the shores of Britain to take part in the Emperor Claudius's invasion in the summer of AD 43, he knows he will be facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. But nothing could have prepared him for the brutality and bravery of the British warriors. In a series of bloody battles, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army, must find and defeat the enemy before he can grow strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato. A sinister organisation opposed to the Emperor is secretly betraying the brave men of the legions. And when rumours of an assassination attempt coincide with the Emperor's arrival on British soil, the soldiers realise they are up against a force more ruthless than their acknowledged enemy, and that time is running out if they are to prevent Claudius's glorious victory turning to disaster.… (more)
Title:The Eagle's Conquest: A Novel of the Roman Army (Eagle Series)
Authors:Simon Scarrow (Author)
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2004), Edition: First, 320 pages
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Another exciting read on the Roman invasion of Britain. I'm starting to really enjoy the characters in this series. Scarrow is an excellent story teller. ( )
  KatiaMDavis | Dec 19, 2017 |
The first year of the campaign in Britain. Claudius is portrayed as a dunce, with Narcisuss as the power behind the throne. Vitellius comes across as a complete skunk. ( )
  Traveller1 | Mar 30, 2013 |
A little better than the first book but Scarrow has a lot to learn about describing a battle. I see very little "tactics" in the Roman manoeuvrings. He talks of "bolt throwers"...why can he not describe them by their proper name of "Ballista"...why can't he describe how they were used in battle. With Cornwell his entertaining descriptions of the tactics and maneuvers of various components of an attacking force made the battle scenes exciting.

The battle scenarios described by Scarrow makes one wonder how the Romans won at all....I will give it one more book ( )
  Lynxear | Jun 25, 2011 |
The second in the series of books about Cato and Macro and the second legion. The legion forces the crossing of the Tamesis in the invasion of Britain, Flavia rejoins Vespasian, and Lavinia, Cato's lover, is killed by the treachery of Vitellius ( )
  neurodrew | Dec 17, 2010 |
Claudius invasion of England ( )
  ElTomaso | Jun 20, 2006 |
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