Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best (Independent)
Gripping and moving (The Times)
[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)
A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy (The Times)
A Sunday Times bestseller
AD 54. The Emperor Claudius is dead. The threat of civil war hangs over the Empire. Roman army Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro could save the day - or lose their lives in the fighting. The brilliant new adventure in the Eagles of the Empire series. From the Sunday Times-bestselling author of INVICTUS and CENTURION.