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Centurion / Simon Scarrow.

By: Scarrow, Simon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Scarrow, Simon. Eagles of the Empire: 8.Publisher: London : Headline, 2007Description: 338 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755327768 (hbk.); 0755327764 (hbk.); 9780755341276 (hbk.); 0755341279 (hbk.); 9780755334100 (pbk.); 0755334108 (pbk.).Subject(s): Macro, Lucius Cornelius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Cato, Quintus Licinius (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Rome -- Army -- Officers -- Fiction | Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: SCA
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In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia.Parthia isvying with Rome for control of Palmyra -- an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household ison the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders.
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A gripping new novel featuring Roman army officers Macro and Cato on their most dangerous mission yet.

In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyras royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders. When Parthia hears of the Roman armys presence, it starts amassing its troops for war. Macro's cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the empire.

In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia.Parthia isvying with Rome for control of Palmyra -- an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household ison the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders.

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Publishers Weekly Review

With sword, spear, and shield, Roman legionnaires hack, stab, and slash a bloody path across 1st-century A.D. Syria in this eighth volume in Scarrow's Eagle series (after The Eagle in the Sand). Macro and Cato are Roman centurions in charge of a cohort of legionnaires, and a regiment of auxiliaries, respectively. Close friends, they endure the soldier's life together for the sake of Rome. Here, they find themselves embroiled in an unprecedented and dangerous situation-a revolt against Rome in neighboring Palmyra threatens to bring war with Parthia, a long-time enemy of Rome that has its sights set on Palmyra. Cato, Macro, and their men are sent to safeguard the besieged Palmyran king and his loyalists. The march across the vast Syrian Desert is hampered by hunger, thirst, and enemy ambushes, but the real trouble begins when they arrive at Palmyra and discover the city surrounded by bloodthirsty rebels and riddled with treachery, cowardice, betrayal, and murder. And then the Parthian army arrives. Replete with court intrigue, deadly politics, and massive close-quarters battle scenes, Scarrows's newest is excellent historical fiction. Agent: Meg Davis, Ki Agency (U.K.). (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Roman legionnaires Marco and Cato continue their martial adventures in the eighth installment of Scarrow's splendid Eagle series. When another remote corner of the vast Roman empire is threatened, the Second Illyrian Cohort is sent to Palmyra, an oasis city in the middle of the Syrian desert, to quell the double threats of rebellion and invasion. As the cohort prepares to ward off the Parthians long enough to buy sufficient time for reinforcements to arrive on the scene, the two indomitable comrades must vie with both overt and insidious enemies. Military and political intrigue abounds as combat positions are staked out, and the historical and literary stage is authentically set for a series of sizzling battle scenes.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2010 Booklist