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The Eagle's Conquest (Eagles of the Empire 2): Cato & Macro: Book 2 by [Scarrow, Simon]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 183 customer reviews
Book 2 of 16 in Eagles of the Empire (16 Book Series)

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Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' (Bernard Cornwell)

Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best (Independent)

Gripping and moving (The Times)

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)

Ferocious and compelling (Daily Express)

A Rome full of HOUSE OF CARDS treachery... Roman soldiering at its very best - even by Scarrow's high standards - in this winning chunk of historical fiction (Sunday Sport)

Rollicking good fun (Mail on Sunday)

A fast-moving and exceptionally well-paced historical thriller (BBC History Magazine)

All the hallmarks of Bernard Cornwell at his best (Oxford Times)

A rip-roaring page-turner... Sturdy elegance and incisive wit (Steven Saylor)

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'Has all the hallmarks of Bernard Cornwell at his best' Oxford Times

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1777 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312305346
  • Publisher: Headline; paperback / softback edition (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TZ3FIS
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 183 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,450 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Review of the series (followed by a review of this book):
This series of books is based around the adventures of two men - Macro and Cato. Macro is a soldier through and through; he has spent his life in the army and is a centurion when we first meet him in the first book. In that book we also meet Cato who joins the legion as a new recruit, although he seems an unlikely candidate for a soldier. The series goes on to relate their many adventures and the relationship between them. Most of the stories are based - sometimes loosely - on real events and people, with a healthy dose of artistic license.
As far as I can tell the historical detail and facts are accurate, and the writing is generally engaging. There are criticisms in other reviews about the authors use of 'modern' slang; I know what they mean, but would we identify with 'roman' slang? For me, it is not a problem, I am not a fan of trying to invent historical language, it is too easy to fall into the 'ye olde shoppe' trap!
Overall, the series is very readable, and rolls along at a good pace. Like some other historical series, it doesn't do to try and fit the events into a timeline, as it soon becomes clear that the two men could not have done everything they do in one lifetime, but that doesn't detract from a fun series. Two niggles:the formatting annoys me in that the gaps between paragraphs are too long, particularly where there are long conversations, and they are a little over-priced.
Review of this book:
Our two heroes are now in Briton, fighting to complete the conquest. They are outnumbered and dealing with a varying range of allies and enemies. They also find themselves faced with treachery within their own ranks.
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Agreat book, brilliant author, looking forward to reading, the rest of the series, allways enjoy the Simon Scarrow writings, this is the second time I have read this series so if this is not a good advertisement for a writer , I don't know what is, DAVE BOWEN.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Simon Scarrow is an excellent write and makes you feel you are living withy Cato and Marco,
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Excellent, a good read
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very good read
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good yarn
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Later.
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