When the Eagle Hunts by Simon Scarrow

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In the bitter winter of AD 44, the Roman troops in Britain are impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring so that the campaign to conquer the island can be renewed. But the native Britons are growing more cunning in their resistance, constantly snapping at the heels of the mighty Roman forces.



When the most brutal of the native tribesmen, the Druids of the Dark Moon, capture the shipwrecked wife and children of General Plautius, quick action is called for. Two volunteers from the crack Second Legion must venture deep into hostile territory in a desperate attempt to rescue the prisoners.



Centurion Macro and his optio, Cato, find themselves slipping out of camp in the dead of night to reach the General's family before they are sacrificed to the Druids' dark gods. They know they are heading towards an almost certain death, and their only hope is that, with sheer courage and ingenuity, they can outwit the most ruthless foes they've ever faced.



 

About Simon Scarrow

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SIMON SCARROW is the international bestselling author of the Roman Legion series. He was educated at the University of East Anglia and was a history professor before becoming a full-time writer.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books. 288 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Action & Adventure, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Third installment in Scarrow's saga of Roman centurion Macro (The Eagle's Conquest, 2002, etc.), who rose from obscurity to command legionaries in an obscure outpost of the Empire known as Britain.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of When the Eagle Hunts

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Scarrow's third historical (Under the Eagle ; The Eagle's Conquest ) continues to chart the first-century Roman invasio

Jan 26 2004 | Read Full Review of When the Eagle Hunts

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Scarrow's third historical (Under the Eagle ; The Eagle's Conquest ) continues to chart the first-century Roman invasio

Jan 26 2004 | Read Full Review of When the Eagle Hunts

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