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Day of the Caesars / Simon Scarrow.

By: Scarrow, Simon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Scarrow, Simon. Eagles of the Empire: 16.Publisher: London, England : Headline, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 367 pages : maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472213396; 1472213394; 9781472213402; 1472213408.Subject(s): Cato, Quintus Licinius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Macro, Lucius Cornelius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Armed Forces -- Officers | Rome -- Army -- Officers -- Fiction | Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: AD 54. Claudius is dead. Rome is in turmoil. And two brave heroes of the Roman army face the challenge of their lives. The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game, and enlist the help of the one man in the Empire he can trust: Macro. As the rebel force grows, legionaries and Praetorian Guards are moved like chess pieces by powerful and shadowy figures. A political game has created the ultimate military challenge. Can civil war be averted? The future of the empire is in Cato's hands.
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AD 55. The Roman army moves swiftly to deal with rebellion in its territories in the latest novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times

Veteran soldiers of the Roman army Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro have fought side by side in battles, skirmishes and sieges across the vast Roman Empire, from Britannia to Egypt, from Spain to Syria. Proven to be heroic in battle and loyal to the death to each other and to their men, they are selected for the most dangerous missions, and given command of troops whose lives as well as the fate of the Empire depend on their military might and vision. As the reign of Emperor Claudius ends, turmoil in Rome spreads unease across the globe, giving heart to the enemy. There could be no more deadly time to be far from home, even for the army's most experienced officers...

AD 54. Claudius is dead. Rome is in turmoil. And two brave heroes of the Roman army face the challenge of their lives. The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game, and enlist the help of the one man in the Empire he can trust: Macro. As the rebel force grows, legionaries and Praetorian Guards are moved like chess pieces by powerful and shadowy figures. A political game has created the ultimate military challenge. Can civil war be averted? The future of the empire is in Cato's hands.