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Under the Eagle

A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism with the Roman Legions

Eagle Series

Simon Scarrow

St. Martin's Griffin

It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local tribes, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain - a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself.

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Chapter OneAn icy blast of wind swept into the latrine with the sentry.
‘Wagon’s approaching, sir!’
‘Shut the bloody door! Anything else?’
‘Small column of men.’
‘Soldiers?’
‘Hardly.’ The sentry grimaced. ‘Unless there’s been some change in marching drill.’
The duty centurion glanced up sharply. ‘I don’t recall asking for an opinion on policy, soldier.’
‘No, sir!’ The sentry snapped to attention under the glare of his superior. Only a few months earlier Lucius Cornelius
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"...spectacular tale of intrigue, adventure, and glory in the Roman legions ... This enthralling historical drama is distinguished by its meticulously detailed portrayal of life in the mighty Roman army."
--Booklist
 
"A warmly welcome sequel looks assured."
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    Under the Eagle

    A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism with the Roman Legions

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    Simon Scarrow

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