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5.0 out of 5 stars Macro and Cato march on under the Eagle, 10 Aug. 2011
This review is from: The Eagle's Conquest (Hardcover)
BRIEF STORY DETAILS - SLIGHT SPOILERS

The Britons prove worthy opponents to the sixth century's second legion. Macro and Cato and their commander Vespasian fight some of their hardest battles yet while, in the background, a political plot develops centred on Vitellius.

SAFE READING - NO SPOILERS

I have read all the "Eagle" series in order, followed the careers of Cato and Macro with great interest and eagerly await the already pre-ordered "Praetorian".
Not the heights of Literature (nor pretending to be), but well-written nevertheless, the series is filled with his great depth of knowledge, enthusiasm for and interest in the Romans.
Cunningly peopled with all the names from our history lessons - Vespasian, Cladius, Caratacus, Boudica - and the Roman campaigns to extend the Empire but centred on two Roman soldiers who become unlikely close friends, Macro and Cato, their careers and friendship carries the stories along. Following them closely allows the intimate details of human life to be in the forefront while the everyday lives of Roman soldiers and the political intrigues of the Roman Empire provide the backdrop.
Despite slight flaws, I recommend it.
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