ISBN 9781468303872 | 352 pages | 11 Oct 2012 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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Simon Scarrow as author is a worldwide phenomenon. His newest installment in the bestselling Roman Legion series has been met with near universal acclaim, and has been compared to the best of his contemporaries--Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, and Harry Sidebottom. In Centurion, Scarrow continues the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato, as they wage war to defend the imperium. Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life.
Already an international bestseller, Centurion follows Macro and Cato to the Eastern edges of the Empire. In the first century AD, Rome faces a potent new threat from its long-standing enemy--Parthia. The two rivals are vying for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom along the Euphrates River. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, so Rome dispatches a task force under the command of veteran warriors Macro and Cato to defend its king and guard its borders. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.
"I don't really need this kind of competition." --Bernard Cornwell
"A macho, all action book…if there's a battle [you'll] be in the thick of it, and the fact that you're also getting a few modules worth of ancient history is a bonus."--Guardian
"Replete with court intrigue, deadly politics, and massive close-quarters battle scenes, Scarrow's newest is excellent historical fiction." --Publishers Weekly
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