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Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as, Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up trouble and preaching violent opposition to Rome. As the local revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus -- before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever!
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Simon Scarrow is a former teacher who now devotes himself to writing full-time. He lives outside Norwich with his family.Review:
[Simon Scarrow] blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down... Highly recommended * Historical Novels Review * Rollicking good fun * Mail on Sunday * Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best * Independent * A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff * Good Book Guide * A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy * The Times * Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice * Daily Express * Praise for Simon Scarrow: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' -- Bernard Cornwell
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Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0755327748
Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0755327748
Book Description Headline Book Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0755327748 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0307581