A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the tribes and bring them under Roman rule. Love seeing the start of a new relationship for Cato. After that, they are described by Simon as serving in Rome and trying to save the Emperor from the Liberators. Scarrow allowed his brother Alex to make use of the characters in his novel. Fight for Freedom Gladiator: Return to Book Page.

Although some might say this a brilliant book i only happened to buy by chance, but im soo glad i did, this story had me gripped from start to end and i literally wasted my whole night reading it because i just couldnt stop! Macro is described as a veteran, who has the experience of 15 years of service in the Roman Army at the beginning of the series and later gets appointed as the Centurion. The fourth and final novel of the series was released in Jun and is called The Fields of Death. Corbulo orders new arrivals Cato and Macro, and their elite cohort of Praetorian Guards, to carry out the task. Aug 29, Beorn rated it it was ok Shelves: The first book starts in 42 AD. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra an officially neutral kingdom. Still in the desert, the 2nd Illyrian has moved closer to Damascus when the Governor of Syria receives word that a Parthian forces is headed to to Palmyra, a protectorate of Rome’s.

Octavo libro de la saga de Quinto LicinoCato. My only complaint was that his description on the first battle was a little long and tedious. Macro’s cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth.

The 8th entry in this amazing series by Mark Greaney is out this month and I cannot wait.

Lo que nos cuenta. I might have considered it a candidate for 5 but for the sappy part and the fact that Mr. I’ve no idea how accurate the story is with regard to historic events, and I don’t care. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Nice that Macro and Cato can twist it into the governor a little more but not really needed I think. Still in the desert, the 2nd Illyrian has moved closer to Damascus when the Governor of Syria receives word that a Parthian forces is headed centuurion to Palmyra, a protectorate of Rome’s.


What else can you expect? Archived from the original PDF on 30 May Retrieved 28 June Macro, a veteran with nearly 15 years’ service at the scartow of the first novel in the Roman Army, has recently been appointed to the Centurionate. Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: Everything is open ended – like Cato accidentally killing one of his own men in battle.

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For Cato the continuing change is his advancement in rank and his development as a leader; in Macro’s case his development has been more in becoming less of a soldier all the time and more human, especially when it comes to Cato. Centurion Eagle 8 by Simon Scarrow.

Anyhow, Scarrow does a great job with his history research and has delivered a fit I think the rating of three is not representative of my enjoyment of this book. They are first described as taking part in the battle in Germania and against the invasion of the Britishers by Claudius. Altogether, a decent read. With characters sometimes adding in lines that the location they are feels more like a deathtrap than a strategic and tactical position for the empire, it hightens the stakes and enforces the helplesness and bleakness of it all.

More of the same from Smion and Cato. I was completely immersed. But you definitely blow past it pretty quick.

Oh, did I mention that Macro has been promoted to command the century from the 10th Legion after that century had a fight with the 2nd Illyrian. The reading time is dimon hours, exactly half the time that all the others had 8.


They have been sent to the aid of a client king whose son has started a revolution to overthrow him.

Gentry is then assigned to track down the people who took the hooded man. They are a magical mix and as long as Scarrow continues to right such exciting action, I look forward to following them for many more years yet.

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See 1 question about Centurion…. Every year, Simon manages to publish at least one book based on the adult Roman and historical fiction novels. The two battle their way against bandits, enemy forces and the desert itself only to end up in a seemingly hopeless position — trapped in the Palmyrian capital praying that the main relief column arrives in time. To ask other readers questions about Centurionplease sign up. Cato, the struggling hero trying to prove himself among his comrades and Macro, the no-nonsense, gruff and straight talking officer with a something of a chip on his shoulder concerning the command of his men.

This was my least favorite of the series so far but I still loved it. Two things I noticed about this book that let the imagination run loose, was the sense of scale and location; The deserts of Palmyra sound brutal, bleak, unforgiving and truly god s forsaken, you even get the sense that some of the characters from the fortress of Palmyra even want out of the barren wasteland, something which I wholly believed because the image the writer described feels so vivid.

The voice acting was acceptable, but not amazing.