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The Blood Crows

Eagles of the Empire 12

By Simon Scarrow

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Format: Hardback, 384 pages
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Published In: United Kingdom, 24 October 2013
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From the bestselling author of CENTURION, THE GLADIATOR and PRAETORIAN, a new military adventure for battle-hardened centurions Macro and Cato, fighting for the Empire in Britannia.For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium. Tasked with leading a newly formed cavalry cohort into the heartland of Wales, they must destroy the growing resistance. But with Caratacus hatching increasingly ambitious plans and disorder threatening from within Macro and Cato's own ranks, this final test will push the soldiers to their limits. And if they do not emerge as victors, the Emperor Claudius's rule may be at stake, and the very foundations of the Roman Empire could be shattered irrevocably.

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The bestselling author of PRAETORIAN, THE LEGION and THE GLADIATOR returns with another unputdownable, thrilling and action-packed Roman adventure.

About the Author

Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently INVICTUS, BRITANNIA, BROTHERS IN BLOOD and PRAETORIAN, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER. Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow

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For those who like their historical fiction to include plenty of bloody thrills and spills, Scarrow's latest book will prove irresistible * Living History * 'A good, uncomplicated, rip-roaring read' * Mail on Sunday * 'An engrossing storyline, full of teeth-clenching battles, political machinations, treachery, honour, love and death... More, please!' -- Elizabeth Chadwick Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels:'I don't need this kind of competition' -- Bernard Cornwell [Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended * Historical Novels Review * Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best * Independent * A good, uncomplicated, rip-roaring read * Mail on Sunday * 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 * An engrossing storyline, full of teeth-clenching battles, political machinations, treachery, honour, love and death... More, please! * Elizabeth Chadwick * A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy * The Times * Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice * Daily Express * Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'I don't need this kind of competition... it's a great read' * Bernard Cornwell *

EAN: 9780755353804
ISBN: 0755353803
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Dimensions: 23.9 x 15.6 x 3.6 centimetres (0.35 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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