While Roman army heroes Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro tramp the hillsides of western Britannia, dreaming of their eventual return to Rome, the officers face daily threats that test their courage to the full, as they fight to protect their men – and the Empire.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON’T KNOW ROME!
A Sunday Times bestseller. Shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
Simon Scarrow’s veteran Roman soldier heroes face a cunning and relentless enemy in BRITANNIA, the unforgettable fourteenth novel in the bestselling Eagles of the Empire series.
Roman Britain, AD 52. The western tribes prepare to make a stand. But can they match the discipline and courage of the legionaries?
Wounded Centurion Macro remains behind in charge of the fort as Prefect Cato leads an invasion deep into the hills. Cato’s mission: to cement Rome’s triumph over the natives by crushing the Druid stronghold. But with winter drawing in, the terrain is barely passable through icy rain and snowstorms.
When Macro’s patrols report that the natives in the vicinity of the garrison are thinning out, a terrible suspicion takes shape in the battle-scarred soldier’s mind. Has the acting Governor, Legate Quintatus, underestimated the enemy? If there is a sophisticated and deadly plan afoot, it’s Cato and his men who will pay the price…
Includes maps, chart and author Q&A.