Under the Eagle
Publish date: April 5th 2001
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
Series: Eagle (#1)
The first book in the Eagles of the Empire series and an essential read if you want an insight into the the making of two great careers Centurion Macro and his Optio Cato. Macro is a hardened warrior deeply committed to the Roman second legion when he receives into his command a young untested soldi...
"Under The Eagle" is first class entertainment if you're in the mood for historical military fiction. Simon Scarrow does an excellent job in generating an insider's view of life in a Roman Legion. It feels real and immediate, even if it also sometimes feels like British Squaddies kitted-out with s...
Nutty NUUT readI've skipped the prologue, which may be read after; who knows!Opening: THE RHINE FRONTIER in the second year of the reign of Emperor Claudius: Late 42 AD.An icy blast of wind swept into the latrine with the sentry."Wagons approaching, Sir!""Shut the bloody door! Anything else?""Small ...
This book was a nice surprise that I completely enjoyed from start to finish. The comparisons of the writing style to that of Cornwell is pretty much right on, and I felt that there was just enough mix of history and action to make this a fun read for those who enjoy adventure stories and Roman His...
At first I couldn’t decide to give two or three stars. Maybe because of the praises others reviewers had given to this book I was disappointed to discover that it was average story. The characters are not remarkable, the plot is simple, little or almost no suspense, (I guessed who is spy and who tra...