Under the Eagle (Thorndike Adventure)

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Simon Scarrow's brilliant adventure novels about the Roman army appear with stunning new covers.
It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them. As second-in-command to Macro, the fearless, battle-scarred centurion who leads them, Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. Then the men discover that the army's next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain. After the long march west, Cato and Macro undertake a special mission that will thrust them headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself...

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Praise for Simon Scarrow: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' (Bernard Cornwell)

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)

Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best (Independent)

Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice (Daily Express)

Rollicking good fun (Mail on Sunday)

[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended (Historical Novels Review)

Everyone has been raving about the film GLADIATOR, but Cato's story is its equal in bloody cut and thrust and has the bonus of conspiracy and intrigue to give it extra flavour (Northern Echo)

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The stunning new cover style will bring the first novel in Simon Scarrow's popular Eagle series to the attention of a whole new army of fans

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