The Eagle's Prey: A Novel Of The Roman Army (Eagle Series)
ISBN: 0312324510
EAN13: 9780312324513
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 8" L x 5.8" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Perfect for Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff!---The Good Book Guide (UK)
The mighty Roman army faces Britain's defiant tribes in the series's powerful fifth book
It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troop'' commander, General Plautius, is under considerable pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap.
But Maximus's nerve breaks at the critical point, allowing the enemy leader and his men to escape. Outraged by this failure, General Plautius orders the decimation of Macro and Cato's unit. Their choice: die, or escape to become fugitives pursued by soldiers of their own ruthless army. Hiding from their former comrades, as well as the Britons, Cato's small band of fugitives has only one chance to redeem itself before its soldiers are hunted down, like animals.
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   Eagle's Prey
I stopped everything I was doing to read my book. The reader can join in the adventure because of Simon Scarrow's masterful story. I had a good time in the company of the other people. They are old friends. I have a collection of books on Rome, Roman Life in the Empire, and Roman Warfare. I can always go back to another life when I become tired of the 21 st century. I told anyone who hadn't found Simon Scarrow's books to purchase them. The Eagle's Prophecy is a novel of the Roman Army.
   Great Story
The story has a lot of twists and turns. There is a lot of action. The ongoing battle for control of Britain is the scope. In Legio II's battles, Mr. Scarrow's knowledge of the Roman Army was highlighted. Fascinating reading
   Fun read, but poor quality OCR
They all seem to have this problem, for example if I pay $10 for a book on Amazon, it should not be rife with errors, for example ajar instead of a jar or you 11 instead of you will. These books are a lot of fun and are stirring my interest in Roman history.
   Real Life
There is lots of action and brutal fighting. It sounds like my time in Vietnam when officers were protecting their stories and the men were fighting. There was nothing brutal or destructive about human life. There are a lot of lives wasted to solve a leader's thirst for promotion. In this series, real life happens.
Love this story, Macro. I am on book 8. It is difficult to get books after 6. You have to jump through a few hoops, but it is worth it.
   Intense, gripping historical fiction!
Ben Kane has written a novel about the Roman Legions. Kane's style of writing makes it difficult to put down the novel. Eagle's Prey, as well as the entire Roman Army series, are great historical fictions if you enjoy them.
   Best Yet
I didn't think I would like the book, but it was the best yet. Is there a reason? Not just action, but great character development. The first four books were more sophisticated than this one. The kid that got more attention was the one that was scared and bright. The other characters were made up. In the book, Macro got another level and so did other characters. Not maudlin. It was intriguing. There was still action going on.