Now a Sunday Times bestseller! 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 and charts.
A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy... It is heartening for fans of Cato and Macro that their adventures remain as lively as ever Antonia Senior The Times 20160109
Simon Scarrow lebt im englischen Norfolk, wo er als College-Dozent Geschichte lehrt. Als ein großer Verehrer der Romane von Cornwell, Forester und O'Brian und ausgewiesener Kenner des Römischen Reichs beschloss Scarrow eines Tages, das zu schreiben, was er selbst gerne lesen würde: packende Abenteuerromane vor dem Hintergrund der römischen Invasion in Britannien im Jahre 43 n. Chr.