Author(s): Simon Scarrow
For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium. Tasked with leading a newly formed cavalry cohort into the heartland of Wales, they must destroy the growing resistance. But with Caratacus hatching increasingly ambitious plans and disorder threatening from within Macro and Cato's own ranks, this final test will push the soldiers to their limits. And if they do not emerge as victors, the Emperor Claudius's rule may be at stake, and the very foundations of the Roman Empire could be shattered irrevocably.
The bestselling author of PRAETORIAN, THE LEGION and THE GLADIATOR returns with another unputdownable, thrilling and action-packed Roman adventure featuring Macro and Cato.
Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'I don't need this kind of competition' -- 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
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include his earlier novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently PRAETORIAN and THE LEGION, as well as SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and four novels about the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte - YOUNG BLOODS, THE GENERALS, FIRE AND SWORD and THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the bestselling ARENA. Simon's novels have been published in the USA and in translation all around the world.