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Under the Eagle

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Under the Eagle

A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism with the Roman Legions

By Simon Scarrow

St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312304249, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2002


In this first book of a new historical fiction series, a crack Roman legion invades Britain in this brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue and heroism

It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local tribes, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain - a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself.

Filled with the kind of historical details that brings the adventure to life, Simon Scarrow's "Under the Eagle" is destined to become a military fiction classic.

About the Author
Simon Scarrow is a high school history teacher living in Norfolk, England. Under the Eagle is his first book.

Praise For Under the Eagle

"...spectacular tale of intrigue, adventure, and glory in the Roman legions ... This enthralling historical drama is distinguished by its meticulously detailed portrayal of life in the mighty Roman army."
--Booklist "A warmly welcome sequel looks assured."
--Kirkus Reviews