The eagle and the wolves / Simon Scarrow.
By: Scarrow, Simon.Material type: BookSeries: Eagles of the Empire ; 4.Publisher: London, England : Headline, 2008Copyright date: ©2003Edition: Paperback edition.Description: 432 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755349982; 0755349989.Subject(s): Macro, Lucius Cornelius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Rome -- Army -- Officers -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D. -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.Summary: Ordered by the emperor Vespasian of 44 AD's Roman empire to provide an aged ruler with an army, centurions Marco and Cato find their efforts compromised by a deadly plot against their eagles comrades, a situation that tests their army careers and threatens the history of Rome
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IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!
THE EAGLE AND THE WOLVES is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times
Britannia, AD 44. Occupation is never easy. The enemy is butchering their supply convoys, their garrison town is starving and the truce with the locals is uneasy at best. Young Cato, newly promoted, and veteran centurion Macro are ordered to train the Wolves and the Boars, two cohorts of barbarian Britons, and introduce them to the brutal drills of the Roman Imperial Army. Macro is confident they'll win the natives over, but Cato worries about putting weapons into the hands of potential rebels.
Ultimately, only one thing matters: is there a difference between the enemy at their gates, and the allies in their own camp?
First published in 2003.
Ordered by the emperor Vespasian of 44 AD's Roman empire to provide an aged ruler with an army, centurions Marco and Cato find their efforts compromised by a deadly plot against their eagles comrades, a situation that tests their army careers and threatens the history of Rome
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