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Death to the Emperor: The thrilling new Eagles of the Empire novel - Macro and Cato return!

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Death to the Emperor: The thrilling new Eagles of the Empire novel - Macro and Cato return!

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AD 60. Britannia. The Boudica Revolt begins . . .

Macro and Cato - heroes of the Roman Empire - face a ruthless enemy set on revenge

The Roman Empire's hold on the province of Britannia is fragile. The tribes implacably opposed to Rome have grown cunning in their attacks on the legions. Even amongst those who have sworn loyalty, dissent simmers. In distant Rome, Nero is blind to the danger.

As hostilities create mayhem in the west, Governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus gathers a vast army, with Prefect Cato in command. A hero of countless battles, Cato wants his loyal comrade Centurion Macro by his side. But the Governor leaves Macro behind, in charge of the veteran reserves in Camulodunum. Suetonius dismisses concerns that the poorly fortified colony will be vulnerable to attack when only a skeleton force remains.

With the military distracted, slow-burning anger amongst the tribespeople bursts into flames. The king of the Iceni is dead and a proud kingdom is set for plundering and annexation. But the widow is Queen Boudica, a woman with a warrior's heart. If Boudica calls for death to the emperor, a bloodbath will follow.

Macro and Cato each face deadly battles against enemies who would rather die than succumb to Roman rule. The future of Britannia hangs in the balance.

'Scarrow . . . has the gift of combining wide knowledge of the period with a page-turning narrative' Sunday Times

SIMON SCARROW: 5 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE!

Simon Scarrow pursued his great love of history as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first appeared in 2000 in Under The Eagle, and have subsequently fought their way through over twenty novels, including Rebellion, Death to the Emperor and Centurion.

Simon is also the author of the Criminal Inspector Schenke thrillers, Dead of Night and Blackout, set in Berlin during the Second World War, as well as: the Wellington and Napoleon quartet, chronicling the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte; Sword & Scimitar, the epic tale of the 1565 Siege of Malta; and Hearts Of Stone, set in Greece during the Second World War. He is the co-author with T. J. Andrews of Roman era bestsellers Pirata, Invader and Arena, and the co-author with Lee Francis of the contemporary thriller Playing With Death.

Find out more at: www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook: /OfficialSimonScarrow and X: @SimonScarrow

ISBN: 9781472287168

ISBN-10: 9781472287168

Publisher: Headline

Publication Date: 08/08/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/08/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 352

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Historical / Ancient

Fiction / Thrillers / Military