- Paperback: 306 pages
- Publisher: Headline (5 July 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0755308646
- ISBN-13: 978-0755308644
- Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 23.5 x 2.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,714,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Eagle's Prey Paperback – 5 Jul 2004
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'I really don't need this kind of competition...It's a great read' Bernard Cornwell 'An engrossing storyline, full of teeth-clenching battles, political machinations, treachery, honour, love and death... More, please!' Elizabeth Chadwick 'A good, uncomplicated, rip-roaring read' Mail on Sunday 'For those who like their historical fiction to include plenty of bloody thrills and spills, Scarrow's latest book will prove irresistible' Living History
The fifth in this increasingly popular series sees veteran officer Macro and recently appointed centurion Cato face another challenge in their battle for control of the British Isles - 'I really don't need this kind of competition...It's a great read' Bernard CornwellSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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The saga continues! Macro and Cato find themselves involved in a fight which goes seriously wrong, thanks to a senior centurion who loses his nerve. As a result, their legion undergoes the punishment of decimation. The story is well written, as we now expect from the author, and is a real page turner. I do not want to put any spoilers in here, but I am doubtful as to whether the outcome of the story could ever have actually happened, but that is fiction for you!
SHOULD BE FIVE STARS BUT MY FINGER SLIPPED!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good holiday read looking forward to the next book in the series but don't want to review every boojPublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Great storytelling. This is the second time I have read this and previous of the series before I read the ones I've not read yet. To reacquaint. Myself with Cato and Macro.Published 4 months ago by sarah staniul
An enjoyable yarn well worth time spent reading. Follows in the tradition of the previous novels and moves along at a fair old pace. Read morePublished 7 months ago by simpot