Novels Simon Scarrow by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157118527

Published: May 28th 2010

Paperback

32 pages


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Novels  by  Simon Scarrow by Books LLC

Novels by Simon Scarrow by Books LLC
May 28th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781157118527 | 5.18 Mb

This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Eagles Conquest, Centurion, Under the Eagle, the Eagle in theMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Eagles Conquest, Centurion, Under the Eagle, the Eagle in the Sand, Young Bloods, When the Eagle Hunts, the Generals, the Eagles Prey, the Eagle and the Wolves.

Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Eagles Conquest is a 2001 novel by Simon Scarrow, about the Roman invasion of Britain in 42 AD. It is the second book in the Eagle Series The book opens immediately after the events of Under the Eagle, with the troops relaxing and watching prisoners of war fight to the death in a makeshift arena.

Cato is bequeathed an ivory-hilted sword by the chief centurion, who was mortally wounded in the ambush and respected Cato for his tenacity. Meanwhile, the legate of the legion, Vespasian, worries about his wife Flavia back in Rome- she has connections to a group of revolutionaries called The Liberators, who want the feeble-minded Emperor Claudius out of power. Soon afterwards the Second Legion moves off again, heading to the River Meadway (present-day Medway river, in Kent). As the Britons under Caratacus have heavily fortified the opposite bank, Macro and Cato are ordered to scout ahead, to see if there is a ford upstream.

Cato finds one, and the next day the attack goes in. The Ninth Legion, supported by artillery fire from triremes on the river, crosses and assault the enemy ramparts. After sustaining heavy losses, the attack falters, and only the Second Legions intervention saves the day. Using the ford upstream, the legionaries are able to surprise the Britons and attack them from behind, overrunning their encampment- Cato is badly burned when he accidentally spills a cauldron of boiling water over himself.

While recuperating, he strikes up a friendship with the North African surgeon, a Carthaginian called Nisus. They...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=84838



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