Invictus (Eagle, #15) by Simon ScarrowA gripping, authentic and exciting novel of the Roman army from bestselling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.
It is AD 53. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing Empire, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world. Two battle-scarred veterans of this army, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro, have survived years of campaigning in Britannia and have been recalled to Rome. Their time in the teeming, dangerously political city is short, and soon they are travelling with the Praetorian Guard to Spain, a restless colony where simmering tension in the face of Roman rule is aggravated by bitter rivalry amongst the natives. The challenges that face two old friends and their comrades in arms are unlike any they have seen before - in a land that declares itself unconquerable...
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AD Battle-hardened veterans of the Roman army Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro are garrisoned at the eastern border, aware that their movements are constantly monitored by spies from dangerous, mysterious Parthia. But the enemy within could be the deadliest threat to the Legion … and the Empire. Rome shows no mercy to those who betray their comrades, and the Empire. But first the guilty man must be discovered.
Eagle Series. Quintus Licinius Cato, a former imperial slave, and centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro, Roman soldiers starting under Claudius, in an action, historical, intrigue series:. Book 1. Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow. Simon Scarrow's brilliant adventure novels about… More. Want to Read.
Cato and Macro have been posted on many a bloody and brutal mission whilst serving in the Roman Army, taking them to some of the most dangerous corners of the Roman Empire. Click on the helmets to explore their journey and learn more about each book in the series. It is AD 45 and the fate of the Empire hangs in the balance.
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Lucius Cornelius Macro is a Roman Army veteran with 15 years of experience and has just been promoted to Centurion. Quintus Licinius Cato is a teenager who grew up a slave and has joined the Eagles. The series is also known as the Eagle series and the Roman Legion series. The series is currently ongoing. Due to his connections, Cato is ranked second-in-command only to Macro, but he will also have to prove himself more than other recruits. Macro and Cato have arrived in Britain in the invasion of 43 AD, and Macro is aware that his army is vastly outnumbered.
Eagles of the Empire is a historical military fiction series written by Simon Scarrow. The first book, Under the Eagle , concerns the induction of Cato, his transition from imperial slave to optio junior officer and the lifelong friendship he forges with Centurion Macro. The following four books are set in Britain , between the years AD 42 and 44 - detailing the Roman subjugation of the province alongside court intrigue that often leaves the protagonists in receipt of contempt from the Roman political class. The sixth book, The Eagle's Prophecy opens with the two on leave in the city of Rome , and detailed to carry out a pursuit of pirates operating in the Mediterranean. The seventh and eighth books, The Eagle in the Sand and Centurion , take place in the Roman Empire's eastern provinces, Judea and Palmyra , respectively. While returning to Rome from Palmyra, the protagonists are shipwrecked on the island of Crete in The Gladiator , which leads to them being sent to Egypt in the tenth novel, The Legion.