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Centurion: A Roman Legion Novel
     

Centurion: A Roman Legion Novel

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by Simon Scarrow
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

- Bernard Cornwell
"I don't need this sort of competition."
- The Guardian
"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."
Historical Novel Society
"Simon Scarrow tells a powerful story. [Centurion] is full of detail and a real page-turner."
From the Publisher
"I don't need this sort 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." — The Guardian

"Replete with court intrigue, deadly politics, and massive close-quarters battle scenes, Scarrow’s newest is excellent historical fiction." — Publishers Weekly

"Simon Scarrow tells a powerful story. [Centurion] is full of detail and a real page-turner." — Historical Novel Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468303872
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
121,094
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"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

Meet the Author

Simon Scarrow is the internationally bestselling author of the Roman Legion series. He was educated at the University of East Anglia and was a history professor before becoming a full-time writer.

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Centurion: A Roman Legion Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different than the other books this one starts off slow. I believe the problem was that Scarrow did not introduce other major characters until well into the book. The introduction of Balthus, prince of Palmyra added color and interest that continued throughout the book. I liked that this book added additional military and political issues not seen in earlier books. For example the author addresses death by friendly fire. As historical fiction goes Scarrow is one of the best at storytelling. I've noticed the depth and detail of his writing improves with each new book. His afterward indicated that his next subject may be about Zenobia. I would love to read this story with Scarrow as the author.
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The story is strong..... at least