A gripping new novel featuring Roman army officers Macro and Cato on their most dangerous mission yet. It's the first century AD and the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy, Parthia. With Parthia vying for control of Palmyra - an officially neutral kingdom - the Governor of Syria dispatches experienced officers Macro and Cato, and a small task force, to protect Palmyra's borders from invasion. But the Roman army's presence in Palmyra prompts Parthia to amass its armies for war. After numerous tough battles and a great loss of life, Rome conquers the enemy. But then a misguided general follows the retreating troops too far into Parthia and danger looms once more...
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"Simon Scarrow has developed a strong following... a former ancient history lecturer who knows his stuff, and brings the ancient world back to life with verve and plenty of action." (Brisbane News)
Okay none of the characters or plot are going to be a surprising however the reading is very enjoyable. Some of the recurring rounds of battle could have been edited out and the tension that would have really brought the book to life was missing. Yet it pottered along and much as it looks like I'm not selling this very well I can only add I would choose another book in this series.
In the series of books Scarrow, portray s believable characters who just cannot keep themselves out of trouble.
You only want them out of Narcoses clutches but will it ever happen read the series to find out
I love Lindsay Davis Falco books and there is a similar patter to the protagonists journey around the med. did I hear someone bring likens to a used car salesmen in this book. May be it was a cart.
Trust No 1
I am a big fan of Simon Scarrow's Macro & Cato series of books, I have read all of his books and listening to the books again as a way of refreshing my memory. I found the audio version of the book to be very good.
"As ever good entertainement"
the mixture between the Cato and Macro. This two carracters are so different that it is fun the lissen.
When Macro speack with the one Prince from Palmyra
The fighting sceen and the sceen where Macro explains to Cato that Gulia is interessted in him, and Cato does not get it.
Giulia and Cato
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