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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it Now!
The Roman Legions are now well entrenched in Britain, but are still finding dogged resistance from the fearsome natives. Macro and Cato find themselves standing between victory and bloody defeat.
Cato is newly appointed to the rank of Centurion and it falls to him and Macro to provide an army of untrained recruits for the aged ruler Verica.
With an army of raw...
Published on 8 Dec 2004 by J. Chippindale

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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More depth needed
The 4th book in the Cato and Macro series sees our two heroes back in action again after suffering major injuries. Due to the increasing attacks of Caratacus and his allies, Roman supply lines have become dangerously overstretched. To alleviate the situation, Cato and Macro have been given the task of welding together an auxiliary force from the friendly Atrebatan army of...
Published on 19 Aug 2003 by Magicmoon


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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it Now!, 8 Dec 2004
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J. Chippindale (England) - See all my reviews
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The Roman Legions are now well entrenched in Britain, but are still finding dogged resistance from the fearsome natives. Macro and Cato find themselves standing between victory and bloody defeat.
Cato is newly appointed to the rank of Centurion and it falls to him and Macro to provide an army of untrained recruits for the aged ruler Verica.
With an army of raw recruits can they halt the progress of a cunning opponent and plotters who are eager not only to destroy Macro and Cato but the whole of the Roman army.
Simon Scarrow has a wonderful feel for the period he writes about and his characters endear themselves to you the reader. These books are well researched and for anyone interested in this period of Britain's history are a great read. Fact mixed with fiction in the best possible way.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward fun, 15 Jan 2006
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Didier (Ghent, Belgium) - See all my reviews
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The same people, setting and ingredients as the 3 previous novels in the series but Scarrow brings it all together flawlessly. If you love action-packed historical novels can't go wrong with this one. Thanks again Simon!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cracking read., 13 Dec 2013
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In this the 4th sequel in the Eagle series, Macro and Cato have recovered from their wounds and are on detachment from their parent unit having been ordered to train two auxiliary cohorts of Atrebates to protect the supply lines of Legio II Augusta, which is about to launch a campaign into south west Britannia. The narrative is fast paced with intriguing sub plots, in-depth characterisation and gratuitous violence. All in all a great page turner, recommended.

The perfect companion to the eagle series is the ROMA VICTRIX wine beaker, Simon in his review says:
Beautifully sculpted it is a very handsome thing! The reason why I particularly like this cup is that it features the men and insignia of the second legion, the unit in which Cato learned how to become a soldier under the affectionate eye of Macro! it's a lovely thing and has pride of place on my desk right now!
Calix Imperium, Roma Victrix Pewter wine beaker
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new master and commander of Historical Fiction, 8 Dec 2003
It might seem a bit premature to state that Simon Scarrow is a master of the historical novel genre. After all his series of novels set in the Roman legions numbers only four books, and as far as I am aware these are the only novels he has had published. But the quality of his writing really shines form the first page. Each book has opened with a pacy introduction to the ancient world and this latest is no exception. Our heroes, the brilliant but self-conscious Cato and the irrepressibly soldier-like Macro, are ordered to raise a private army to enfore the will of the ailing Atrebatan king, Verica. His court is riddled with plotters thirsting to be the new king. Outside the walls of the Atrebatan capital, enemy raiders are razing his kingdom. It is up to Macro and Cato to ensure that this vital ally to the Roman cause is kept safe and kept onside.
As ever the plotting is flawlessly involving, the action makes you feel as if you were there in the thick of battle and the characterisation makes you feel as if you know these men like old friends. The writing is crisp, punchy and occasionally striking in its preciseness and deployment of wit.
Christmas is coming. Now you know what to put at the top of the list when you write to Santa!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best just got better, 4 Sep 2003
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Recovering from the injuries received in WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS Macro and Cato are given the job of training some native units to protect the aged kind of the Atrebates. Meanwhile, they have to cope with enemy raids, plotters within the tribe and a headstrong and noisome tribune. Treachery comes from an unexpected source and within hours the whole position of the Roman army in Britain is placed in jeopardy. Caratacus is within an ace of defeating Rome. Can Cato and Macro save the day? Well, what do you think?
As ever the heroes speak like real people, the prose is crisp and elegant and the sense of time and place utterly compelling. I think this is the best of the lot so far and can only wait a long frustrating year before the next helping of classy entertainment is dished up by Simon Scarrow
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff, 30 Mar 2014
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I love the Eagle series. Pure fantasy, based on historical fact. Good to read and relax with....if you like blood and guts stoylines.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As always, a well written fast paced book, I found it hard to put down and sorry when it came to an end., 24 Mar 2014
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I look forward to reading the next book in the series, and the next, and the next, ..... keep it up Mr Scarrow!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday read, 18 Mar 2014
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Holiday read just couldn't put it down.How so many things happen to these two guys is beyond belief but great entertainment indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Roman adventures etc., 4 Feb 2014
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This review is from: The Eagle and the Wolves: Cato & Macro: Book 4: Roman Legion 4 (Kindle Edition)
I'm a fan of Macro and Cato and this is well up to their usual standard. Well written and nicely woven around real historical characters and events. I like the style in that the conversation is readable and modern rather than attempting cod Roman. Mr Scarrow doesn't go overboard on vivid gut spilling, a pleasant change that other writers could learn from.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 30 Oct 2013
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C. Patterson "Banjo" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Simon Scarrow a great favourite Author off mine read all books and look forward to new ones every time thanks
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