Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £3.99

Save £4.00 (50%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Brothers in Blood (Eagles of the Empire 13): Cato & Macro: Book 13 (The Eagle Series) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 561 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£3.99

Length: 386 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of £6.99 after you buy the Kindle book.
Audible Narration: Ready

Lonely Planet is now in Kindle Unlimited
Unlimited exploring. Unlimited reading. Browse hundreds of Lonely Planet eBooks now in Kindle Unlimited. Learn more

Get a £1 credit for movies or TV
Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle ebook from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle ebooks) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at on Friday, 26 February, 2016. Terms and conditions apply

Product Description

Review

Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels of the Roman Empire:

'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'

(Bernard Cornwell)

'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' (Independent)

[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended (Historical Novels Review)

'A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff' (Good Book Guide)

'Rollicking good fun' (Mail on Sunday)

Book Description

AD 51, Britannia. The Roman Empire's conquest of this untamed island is under threat from within. The thirteenth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2615 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (9 Oct. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IF7M774
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 561 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,807 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Keith VINE VOICE on 5 Oct. 2014
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I get excited when I see a new "Macro and Cato" book from SImon Scarrow, as I have followed their adventures from the beginning.
As a fan, I give it 4 stars but I am aware that the standard is dropping and becoming a bit prescriptive rather than intense - they have had better adventures before and this is becoming a bit pedestrian. Obviously by book 13, the characters are known to the fans and there is little elbow room to develop them further but the scenarios should improve beyond dealing with pompous, upper-class officers who don't recognise the skills of M&C, who have a track record and would, if this were modern times, have won Victoria Crosses several times.
The novel starts very well, with the hunt down, capture and torture of an agent, but the pace lightens immediately with the familiar plot lines. And when you get to the end, there are no surprises as to who the traitor is.

If you have never read any in the series, do buy from the beginning as the early books are magnificent. Do not start late, especially with this book, as although it can stand alone, the history does make it better. It's nostalgia for their previous adventures (e.g. with the Gladiator), that means I won't give up on them, but I hope book 14 is a barnstormer, or my resolve may weaken.
Comment 60 of 62 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Oct. 2014
Format: Hardcover
Review

I always like my reviews to be upfront and honest, so just for sake of clarity: I have been a fan of Simon Scarrow’s books since his first book 14 years ago. I have been lucky enough to consider Simon a friend and have (Centurion) Parmenion appear as a character in two of the Cato series (Eagle in the Sand and Centurion), that however should no way colour my review, each book on its merit. As a fan of the series i had started to experience some concern with the Cato series around book 9 (Gladiator), I wasn’t a fan of the introduction of Julia as a character, she works well as a device in the background, a way to improve Cato’s position in Roman Society, but as a participant i always felt she diluted the plot, as such i have enjoyed her not being in the book. (sorry Simon)

I very much enjoyed book 12 and the introduction of the Blood Crows, a return to Britannia and a return to Macro and Cato being soldiers, working with their men within the twisted politics of the Roman world and army. Brothers in Blood is another continuation of that return to classic Macro and Cato. Our dynamic duo set to capture Caratacus, dangerous battles to be fought, The spies of Pallas to contend with and the ever present political shenanigans of the Roman army, the petty politics of the cursus honorum driving the behavior of so many of their peers. As ever Simon manages to weave a splendid web of intrigue, making us guess at every turn who the Pallas may have put in their path, i like to think that knowing Simon and his books so well is why i guessed right, i think the reveal will come as a surprise to most.
Read more ›
Comment 20 of 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Oct. 2014
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
In Britannia yet more trouble for Rome as formidable foe Caratacus continues to unite tribes in opposition. He must be crushed if law and order to be established. Subordinates Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro again help determine the course of events, ever mindful superiors will claim credit for their successes. Adding to problems is a spy in their midst, the enemy forever remarkably well informed....

From the very first paragraph there is excitement all the way. Aspects of a Roman soldier's life are vividly recreated, he but a unit in a rigidly disciplined fighting machine, his life dedicated to serving the Empire.

Simon Scarrow superbly depicts the various undercurrents involved - secret political manoeuvrings in Rome over who should succeed Emperor Claudius; complex negotiations in Britannia to win over tribal leaders. Battles are described in graphic detail, with no holding back on harrowing aspects.

Making it all work on a personal level is the depiction of Cato (risen from the ranks and missing his wife) and Macro (almost like a father or older brother, plainspeaking and loyal). Their banter throughout remains a particular pleasure. Separately they are forces to reckon with, together they are awesome and would seem blessed. (Thirteen adventures so far, more on their way.)

An involving read, thoroughly recommended.
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Like a lot of readers I read the first books of Cato and Macro by Simon Scarrow with relish.
They were set in Britain and had a really good feel and pace.
As the books progressed and the characters progressed I felt the stories though still good were not as satisfying for me as the earlier ones were.
I think many people will agree.

I preferred my heroes to be stuck in the blood, sh*t and mud of a Roman campaign in an Overcast wet Britain against a devious set of Celts that want the Romans out of their land minus their crown jewels now.

So I was delighted when Scarrow returned our heroes back to Britain.

This, for me, is more like the books that I loved when I first started reading Simon Scarrow's books from way back.

Like a whole lot of people I really would suggest that you read the first Cato and Macro's story FIRST. They are good and you will get the benefit of two really rounded and believable characters early. (no doubt you will bless me for suggesting this)

This is a good read and more like the older and much loved earlier books.

Recommended.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions