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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (4 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755327799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755327799
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Scarrow's passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he pursued his great love of history as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer in 2005. Simon's Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000, and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and THE SWORD AND THE SCIMITAR, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century. To find out more about Simon Scarrow and his novels, visit www.catoandmacro.com and www.scarrow.co.uk.

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'I don't need this kind of compeition' (Bernard Cornwell)

'Fast paced and compelling... another excellent addition to this enjoyable series' (Canberra Times, Australia)

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CENTURION was on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list for several weeks, reaching the No. 2 position; it was also a paperback bestseller

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rich on 11 Aug. 2011
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I've thoroughly enjoyed the Eagle series so far, but this latest installment has failed to engage me. Without rehashing the plot in detail, you can rest assured there are plenty of close scrapes, superiors who won't listen to blatantly obvious advice and cavalry riding to the rescue at the last second. Cato was somehow more fun when he was trying to prove himself as a Centurion. Now he has risen in the world, he just doesn't seem as relevant or exciting. Macro shouts a lot, and moves from place to place, but that's about it. Julia & daddy? Yawn....

Also, I had high hopes for the setting of this novel as I love Crete and it's atmosphere & history. Unfortunately the author fails to describe or capture any of this atmosphere, and the novel could really have been set anywhere.

I'll probably still read the next installment, but Mr Scarrow needs to try harder!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Je Salter on 2 Aug. 2010
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Finding themselves shipwrecked on the island of Crete after an earthquake, our intrepid hero's find themselves struggling for survival and fighting against a slave army led by the Gladiator Ajax.

Simon Scarrow's Under the Eagle series has become a 'must buy' for me and with this story he continues with another invaluable tale. The devastation wrought by the earthquake and the conequencies it brings are easy to imagine as you read.

Cato has the complication of Julia to worry about as he and Macro attempt to lead the local population, most of who's leaders have been killed, as well as deter the Gladiator army.

With Macro and Julia captured and kept in a small cage and subject to regular threats of death by Ajax, Simon Scarrow once again recreates a wonderful world and another book that keeps you reading. The climax of the story concludes with a race against time, will the Gladiator army escape before the Romans get to Crete or will Macro escape or the unbelievable...will Ajax take revenge on him as he was partly responsible for his capture?

It's another very good installment by Mr Scarrow, not his best because they are more than worthy of five stars but it's certainly a very good edition and well worth member of the Scarrow book collection! I'm not sure about the 'Julia' element, maybe she should be sent to Rome out of harms way so the boy's can get on with the fighting!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick Brett TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 May 2014
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On their way back to Rome, Macro and Cato are ship-wreaked on Crete. The cause of their problems is an earthquake which also triggers a slave rebellion on the island. Even with the author notes I couldn’t work out how much of this was an exaggeration of fact but it made for an interesting scenario.

This plays from a Roman perspective and the slaves (with a slight nod as to their plight) are the bad guys here. Crete is played as badly damaged and with slaves in control of significant areas and starting to band together as an army under an escaped Gladiator. Our two heroes try to regain control and protect the surviving civilians but, as usual, nothing is as easy as they think. This is typical Macro and Cato, well written and easy reading. It felt more fiction that history than the usual novels featuring the pair but I imagine the author is running out of conflicts to place the boys into.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Bullock on 7 Aug. 2009
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Having re-read all the other books of the series through in time for the release of this book, I can comprehensively say that this is as good as any of the previous books. If you haven't read them yet, I'd advise that you do, as both Marco and Cato develop with every book so to get the most out of them, it's good to have the full story.

If you're looking for a new series to pick up, and you have a penchant for big bloody battles then the Eagle series is for you. If you've already read the other books, then the newest addition to the series will definitely not disappoint. I hope we don't have to wait as long for the next instalment!
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As a fan of historic fiction I am well used to the common structure of opening big, having a story in the middle and then ending on another high. However, even I was surprised how big Simon Scarrow’s ‘The Centurion’ opened. Marco and Cato return once more, the events of this novel follow swiftly on from those of ‘The Eagle in the Sand’ as the duo head back to Rome by sea, only to be met by a massive wave caused by an Earthquake on Crete. The wave leads to a ship wreak and a confrontation with a former gladiator and slave who seems quite familiar.

The opening 30 pages of ‘Centurion’ are truly page turners and completely from leftfield. Readers of Roman Fiction will be well used to large scale battles, but you do not often get to fight a losing battle against Mother Nature herself. The start is really only a means of getting our heroes and their allies onto Crete – here the book settles down into a more usual pattern as M and C must crush a slave rebellion. Scarrow is able to balance the two sides as we follow both the Romans and the former slaves. It is hard to really begrudge the ex-gladiators et al for rising up after what they have suffered. To make them less appealing, Scarrow has the rebels enact some devastating revenge that even the most liberal of persons would think is too much. For the first time in the series, perhaps Scarrow goes a little too gruesome.

Alongside the buckets of crimson and decapitated heads is also a great adventure story as Cato has to sail away for reinforcements, whilst Marco must stay behind to defend the people. The toing and froing of the slave army and the underequipped Romans is extremely tense. To polish matters of is a decent battle. However, it is slightly more reliant on luck than I have come to expect from the author’s work. Despite this, ‘The Centurion’ is still an excellent slice of fiction that uses history as an inspiration, but is not hamstrung by it.
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