The Blood of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 17)

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What to expect

The gripping new Cato and Macro adventure in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Eagles of the Empire series, not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

It is AD 55. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war . . .

The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Armenia, a frontier territory claimed by Rome, ousting King Rhadamistus. The king is ambitious and ruthless, but he is vital to Rome’s strategic interests. General Corbulo must restore him to power, while also readying the troops for war with the powerful Parthian Empire. Corbulo orders new arrivals Cato and Macro, and their elite cohort of Praetorian Guards, to carry out the task.

Marching into unmapped and unfamiliar terrain to restore an unpopular king is a perilous mission. Allies cannot be trusted and foes lurk on all sides. The bravery and skill of the Roman army will be tested to the limit . . .

Praise for Scarrow’s bestselling novels: ‘Blood, gore, political intrigue…A historical fiction thriller that’ll have you reaching for your gladius’ Daily Sport

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Critics Review

  • Praise for Simon Scarrow’s novels: ‘Grippingferocious and compelling’

    Daily Express
  • A new book in Simon Scarrow’s long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy

    The Times
  • Scarrow’s [novels] rank with the best

    Independent
  • I really don’t need this kind of competition… It’s a great read

    Bernard Cornwell
  • Blood, gore, political intrigue, gripes, fears – ah, coming back to Scarrow’s Eagles of Empire series is like a family homecoming in front of a warm fire… A historical fiction thriller that’ll have you reaching for your gladius

    Daily Sport
  • The Eagles of the Empire series marches on with the brilliantly told adventures of Cato and MacroRoman soldiering at its very best – even by Scarrow’s high standards

    Sunday Sport

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