Under the Eagle

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 2002


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.

About the Author
Simon Scarrow is the internationally bestselling author of the Roman Legion series. He was educated at the University of East Anglia and was a history professor before becoming a full-time writer.

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