PRAETORIAN is the gripping eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.
The city of Rome in AD 51 is a dangerous place. Treachery lurks on every corner, and a shadowy Republican movement, 'the Liberators', has spread its tentacles wide. It is feared that the heart of the latest plot lies in the ranks of the Praetorian Guard. Uncertain of whom he can trust, the Imperial Secretary Narcissus summons to Rome two courageous men guaranteed to be loyal to the grave: army veterans Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro.
Tasked with infiltrating the Guard, Cato and Macro face a daunting test to win the trust of their fellow soldiers. No sooner have they begun to unearth the details of the Liberators' devious plan than disaster strikes: an old enemy who could identify them, with deadly consequences, makes an unexpected appearance. Now they face a race against time to save their own lives before they can unmask the mastermind behind the Liberators...
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Worth reading but a bit slow
Not bad, but the "flow" of the previous books seem to have slowed, the adventures of the Cato and Marco is what makes the books worth reading, get them back to doing what they do best, in amongst the action, not the back stabbing and sneakiness of court. Thank you.
Enjoyable and well written escapism
Good historical novels teach us not just about their own era but about politics and treachery in the courts of today. Some v helpful survival techniques outlined here but most of all, great entertainment. Thank you.
Excellent as always.