Centurion

Centurion

Book - 2012
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The series has been published worldwide to near universal acclaim, with Scarrow often mentioned alongside contemporaries Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Like Harry Sidebottom, Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life.Already an international bestseller, Centurion follows Marco 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. Macro's cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. 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.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2012, c2007.
ISBN: 9781590207802
Characteristics: 338 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

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StarGladiator
Jan 04, 2017

I strongly suspect Scarrow captures the history [or historicity as the academics say] of that period of the Roman Empire very accurately, as well as his portrayals of individual characters. If the rest of his series are comparable to this one, he's done an outstanding job of entertaining the reader!

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merlinsilver
Apr 14, 2016

TERRIFIC, very fast paced. I didn't want to put it down. The interactions between the characters is so realistic and so are the fighting scenes.

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Eosos
Jun 12, 2014

Another great action packed read from Simon Scarrow. With Partia as the antagonist and Palmyra as the prize, this was an excellent addition to the series.

EuSei Sep 01, 2012

Book # 8 (CLEVNET doesn't have book 7 "The Eagle in the Sand" nor book 9 "The Gladiator," nor book 10 "The Legion" or book 11 Praetorian")

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