IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!
THE EAGLE IN THE SAND is the action-packed seventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell. 'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' Independent
Judaea in AD 46. Roman centurions Cato and Macro have been posted to Judaea for a 'hearts and minds' operation. The Empire needs to win over the locals after some of their religious figures have started revolts - and since the Romans crucified the last charismatic Judaean leader, the natives' rebellions have become bolder.
Not only are these small villages causing trouble, but there are also thousands of Parthians eager to fight Rome. With the threat of suicide attacks and even all-out war, Cato and Macro have their peace-keeping work cut out...
Good books, but are too short now
I like this roman series however the further the series goes the less content these books seem to have. I’m stopping now, thx for the read but the value for money isnt there anymore
The Eagle in the Sand
Another enjoyable read with Macro and Cato hitting the sands of Judea and poking their heads into Nabatea. For the regular readers of the Macro and Cato books Sand is quite similar in many ways to Prophecy in that it is a non legion book and the action takes place outside any campaign. Scarrow was also unable to resist putting in the inevitable Jesus component which takes away from the story a bit and lost the book one star.