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The Zealot

Simon Scarrow

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-779-6
Trim Size: 6 x 9

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The internationally bestselling author Simon Scarrow is back with the latest entry in the thrilling Roman Legion series—The Zealot.

Trouble is brewing on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. The troops are in a deplorable state, while the corrupt behavior of their senior officers threatens to undermine the army’s control of the region. To restore the competence of the men defending a vital fort, two experienced centurions are dispatched to Judea. On their arrival Macro and Cato discover that Bannus, a local tribesman, is fomenting rebellion amongst the followers of Jehoshua, who was crucified in Jerusalem some seventeen years earlier. As the local revolt grows, Rome’s longstanding enemy Parthia is poised to invade. Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness before the Eastern provinces are lost forever.

A master of his craft, Simon Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life as never before.

Praise for Simon Scarrow:

"I really don't need this kind of competition."—Bernard Cornwell

"Scarrow manages to summon up all the glory and gore that characterized life in the Roman legions. Outstanding military history from a relatively new master of the genre."—Booklist

"A combustible concoction of intrigue, treachery, and violence…Scarrow's combat is brutal and sanguinary; his imperial politics are almost as sharp."—Publishers Weekly

Simon Scarrow is the internationally bestselling author of the Region 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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