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ISBN:
0312324510
Author:
Simon Scarrow
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Thomas Dunne Books (November 1, 2005)
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320 pages
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The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in this epic fifth novel of Simon Scarrow's acclaimed series, The Eagle's PreyIt is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes.

The Eagle's Prey book. The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in this epic fifth novel of Simon Scarrow's acclaimed series, The Eagle's Prey

The Eagle's Prey book. The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in this epic fifth novel of Simon Scarrow's acclaimed series, The Eagle's Prey. It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troop' commander, General Plautius, is under considerable pressure from the emperor to crush the nat The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in this epic fifth novel of Simon Scarrow's acclaimed series, The Eagle's Prey.

The Eagles of the Empire series centres upon two main protagonists . Scarrow allowed his brother Alex to make use of the characters in his novel.

The Eagles of the Empire series centres upon two main protagonists, Quintus Licinius Cato and Lucius Cornelius Macro, who are both Roman soldiers. Macro, a veteran with nearly 15 years' service (at the start of the first novel) in the Roman Army, has recently been appointed to the Centurionate. The 6th book The Eagle's Prophecy has them serving as part of the Imperial Navy east of Italy. The 7th and 8th put them in Rome's eastern provinces as agents of the Emperor's secretary Tiberius Claudius Narcissus. The 9th sees them shipwrecked on the island of Crete, fighting against a full-scale uprising.

The third in this epic quartet of novels focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon.

The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in the series's powerful fifth book. The third in this epic quartet of novels focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon. In the early years of the nineteenth century, Arthur Wellesley (elevated to Viscount Wellington in the course of the novel) and Napoleon Bonaparte are well-established as men of military genius. Wellesley has returned from India, where his skill and bravery made a remarkable impression on his superiors.

A Novel of the Roman Army. Eagle Series (Volume 5). Simon Scarrow. It is late summer . St. Martin's Griffin. 44 and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops' commander, General Plautius, is under considerable pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all.

British Praise for The Eagle’s Prey: Scarrow’s legionary adventures have put guts back into historical writing. Simon Scarrow teaches at City College in Norwich, England. -The Northern Echo Macro and Cato return in fighting form. A satisfying, bloodthirsty, bawdy romp. He has in the past run a Roman History program, taking parties of students to a number of ruins and museums across Britain. He lives in Norfolk, England, and this is his fifth novel featuring Macro and Cato.

Scarrow Simon - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. In the early years of the nineteenth century, Arthur Wellesley (elevated to Viscount Wellington in the course of the novel) and Napoleon Bonaparte are well-established as men of military genius

Scarrow Simon - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-18 из 18. Barbarian. Napoleon, established as Emperor, is cementing his control on Europe, intending finally to crush his hated foe across the Channel: Britain.

The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in the series's powerful fifth book It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troop'' commander, General Plautius, is under considerable pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap. But Maximus's nerve breaks at the critical point, allowing the enemy leader and his men to escape. Outraged by this failure, General Plautius orders the decimation of Macro and Cato's unit. Their choice: die, or escape to become fugitives pursued by soldiers of their own ruthless army. Hiding from their former comrades, as well as the Britons, Cato's small band of fugitives has only one chance to redeem itself before its soldiers are hunted down, like animals.
  • Cordaron
"The Eagles Prey" is book 5 in the "Cato and Macro" series. In this novel the Roman Conquest of Britain is nearing its end, although the outcome is by no means assured. The Romans have defeated the Britons in every major set piece battle, but the British leader, Caratacus, continues to rally his people and fight on. This novel features some startling developments concerning Cato and Macro which I will not give away here. Needless to say, this fifth installment in the series holds the reader's interest and then some.

One of the heartbreaking aspects of this particular novel is the ruthless mistreatment of the British civilians by the Roman Army that it portrays. One wonders if the conquest could have been effected more efficiently had the Romans behaved in a more humane manner. Perhaps it was simply not possible given the attitudes of the times. I found the portrayal of the Roman Army's attitude towards some of the civilian towns to be somewhat hard to take and downright heartbreaking. In fact, there is plenty to be lamented in this storyline. The British chieftain, Caratacus, comes alive as a complex and inspiring leader, and for me this was one of the more interesting components of this novel.

Recommended. RJB.
  • Cel
This Eagles of the Empire series by Simon Scarrow is the best series I've ever read. Every book has been hard to put down. The main characters of Macro and Cato really grow on you and it's exciting to follow them through their adventures. You learn a lot about Rome and the Roman Empire as well as it's military campaigns, strategies and weapons. Mr. Scarrow has done serious research in every region in which his stories are set so there's lots of historical accuracy. He will admit when he has taken literary license to "fill in the blanks" where there's missing information. I love this series!
  • Erennge
I didn't think I'd like this book, but it was the best, yet. Reason? Not just action, but great character development. Not overdone, but more sophisticated than in the first four books. In those, Cato was a scared, if bright, kid that got more than his fair share of attention. The other characters were just props. In this book, Macro got another dimension and so did several other characters. Not maudlin. Interesting. Action was still there aplenty.
  • Vital Beast
After finishing The Eagle and the Wolves I couldn't wait to dive into The Eagle's Prey. As with the earlier books, our heroes Centurions Macro and Cato are in England fighting with the 2nd Legion trying to subdue the Celts. Having recovered from their wounds (When the Eagle Hunts) and training local auxilia (The Eagle and the Wolves) our now centurions are now serving in the 3rd Cohort of the 2nd Legion under Centurion Maximius, trying to trap the Celts under Caratacus to end the fighting in England.

Over the past few books we've seen Cato mature from a bumbling youth who's book wise but not sure on dealings soldiers to someone who's starting to accept the mantel of centurion. Because of tensions in the 3rd Cohort, we see Cato's maturing accelerate like never before. Without Macro's support, Cato takes control of a unit and leads it where he couldn't have in earlier books. Complementing Cato's maturing is that of Macro's. Macro has been a steady career soldier who often projects a simple look at the world. This time however we see Macro in a different context; his dealings with Centurion Maximius show us that Macro is capable of more than being a simple soldier who stands in the ranks (Centurion Maximius is very reminiscent of Sergeant Major Dagineau or Sergeant Markoff from Beau Geste). This maturing of characters is important since the 3rd Cohort is in a tight position with Centurion Maximius being prepared to put his unit in a bad position for personal glory I couldn't help but be reminded of Fort Zinderneuf and Beau Geste. I couldn't help but wonder if Mr. Scarrow was watching one of the Beau Geste movies while developing his book and couldn't help but put Cato and Macro into a similar pickle. A very solid 4 star book that makes for a good read!
  • Der Bat
As soon as my book arrived, I stopped everything to immediately read it. As usual, Simon Scarrow has given us a masterful story that easily allows the reader to join in the adventure; I especially enjoyed being in the company of Centurions Macro and Cato. I feel they are old friends. I have an extended library on Rome, Roman Warfare and Roman Life in the Empire. When I really become tired of the 21st century, I can always go back to relive another life.

I suggested to anyone who has not found Simon Scarrow's books to purchase this and other of his books.


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  • Bev
The story has a lot of twists and turns. There is plenty of action. The scope is the ongoing battle for Roman control of Britain. But the role of Cato and Macro in Legio II's battles also highlights Mr. Scarrow's detailed knowledge of the Roman Army of the period. Fascinating reading!
  • Snowseeker
Simon Scarrow is great at what he does and that's all that can be said. If you’re going to read this then make sure you get the full picture and story by starting with the first book of the series. Is a long series but he never duplicates plots even though he uses the same characters and basically same place and time. Well worth a read.
Also want to go back and check if I've read all of the previous four. Hope Macro and Cato will go to Judea with Vespasian.