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Centurion

Simon Scarrow

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-780-2
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
10/01/2012

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Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman Legion series chronicles the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato as they defend the far reaches of the imperium. 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.

Praise for the work of Simon Scarrow:

"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


Simon Scarrow is the international 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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