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5.0 out of 5 stars
A rare thing - the sequel is even better than the first book, 28 Jun. 2002
I really enjoyed Scarrow's first book, Under The Eagle, and not being one who buys hardbacks I had to wait an age for this. But the good news is it was more than worth it. Besides the incredible battle sequences, which are the most vivid I have ever read, particularly the crossing of the Thames - made Saving Private Ryan look a bit tame, besides all that, Cato and Macro are more rounded out and I'm really getting into them. They talk like real soldiers and yet are thinking feeling men too. Sometimes they made me laugh out loud. When I finished the book (and what a nasty little hook Scarrow has planted there!) I felt very sad the whole thing was over. So much so that I might even break the habit of a lifetime and buiy the hardback of his third book when it comes out in August!