Britannia by Simon Scarrow
From the number one bestselling author comes the next instalment in the Eagles of the Empire series: Britannia.
Roman Britain, AD 52. The western tribes, inspired by the Druids' hatred of the Romans, prepare to make a stand. But can they match the discipline and courage of the legionaries?
Wounded during a skirmish, Centurion Macro remains behind in charge of the fort as Centurion Cato leads an invasion deep into the hills. Cato's mission: to cement Rome's triumph over the natives by crushing the Druid stronghold. But with winter drawing in, the terrain is barely passable through icy rain and snowstorms.
When Macro's patrols report that the natives in the vicinity of the garrison are thinning out, a terrible suspicion takes shape in the battlescarred soldier's mind. Has the acting Governor, Legate Quintatus, underestimated the enemy, his military judgement undermined by ambition? If there is a sophisticated and deadly plan afoot, it's Cato and his men who will pay the price...
“[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... highly recommended”
- Historic Novel Review
“Rollicking Good Fun”
- Mail On Sunday
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include his novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently Brothers In Blood, Praetorian and The Legion, as well as Sword And Scimitar, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller The Fields of Death. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the gladiator novel Arena and the novellas in the Invader series, as well as 2014’s standalone Greek novel Hearts of Stone. Simon’s novels have been published in the USA and in translation all around the world. He lives in Norfolk.
“I really don't need this kind of competition...”
- Bernard Cornwell
“Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best”
For more information, visit www.simonscarrow.co.uk