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by Simon Scarrow

  • Author: Simon Scarrow
  • ISBN: 0786240768
  • ISBN13: 978-0786240760
  • ePub: 1173 kb | FB2: 1898 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 568
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 325
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Under the Eagle: A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism With the Roman Legions ePub download

Simon Scarrow Eagles of the Empire Series Collection 5 Books Box Set (Book 1-5) (Under the Eagle, Eagles the Conquest . spectacular tale of intrigue, adventure, and glory in the Roman legions.

Simon Scarrow Eagles of the Empire Series Collection 5 Books Box Set (Book 1-5) (Under the Eagle, Eagles the Conquest, When the Eagle Hunts, The Eagle and the Wolves, Eagles Prey). Simon Scarrow spectacular tale of intrigue, adventure, and glory in the Roman legions. This enthralling historical drama is distinguished by its meticulously detailed portrayal of life in the mighty Roman army.

Under the Eagle is a historical novel about the Roman Legions in the first century . Most of the events in this novel occur while Cato is training to be a legionnaire, and during the preparations for the invasion. The book details the training program endured by all new recruits, and exposes the conditions of life with the legions

Originally published in Great Britain by Headline Book Publishing. 42, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army

Originally published in Great Britain by Headline Book Publishing. 42, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local trives, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity-Britain-a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong.

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In this first book of a new historical fiction series, a crack Roman legion invades Britain in this brazen tale of military adventure . Filled with the kind of historical details that brings the adventure to life, Simon Scarrow's Under the Eagle is destined to become a military fiction classic.

In this first book of a new historical fiction series, a crack Roman legion invades Britain in this brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue and heroismIt is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army.

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In this first book of a new historical fiction series, a crack Roman legion invades Britain in this brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue and heroism. It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army.

A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism with the Roman Legions. Connect with the author. Eagle Series (Volume 1). Simon Scarrow. St. Martin's Griffin.

A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism. with the Roman Legions. Printed in the United States of America. An imprint of St. Martin’s Press. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, .

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Simon Scarrow's brilliant adventure novels about the Roman army appear with stunning new covers.It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them. As second-in-command to Macro, the fearless, battle-scarred centurion who leads them, Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. Then the men discover that the army's next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain. After the long march west, Cato and Macro undertake a special mission that will thrust them headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself...
Ariseym
Enjoyable read, but dialogue is a bit lightweight. Seems a tad sophomoric. Found myself skimming paragraphs just to get to the point. I would NEVER have done that with a Cornwell novel. Read for fun. But don't expect the engrossed experience of "falling into the book".

I'm on vacation and downloaded the first three books in anticipation of finding another Bernard Cornwell. These are "okay" but I can easily put them down and not pick them back up for days. They are not painful to read, but I often think to myself , "This is kinda silly!"

Hope these get better. I've got 2 more of these novels to read before I decide to purchase the 4th installment. I really WANT to like them. I hungry for a great series.
Yggdi
Don't waste your time. I bought the first Under the Eagle book in the Kindle format one month ago. When I went to buy the second book I found the price had more than tripled. If you have any interest in reading the whole series, the Kindle format ends at book 6 of 16 books. Very disappointing when you take the time to read an entire book and find yourself in some kind of scam between the author and Amazon.
Monam
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Imagine working as a house servant in the Roman Emperors's Mansion for most of your life and suddenly finding yourself enrolled in the Roman Legion. You have no training or experience, yet due to a political maneuver, you begin as second in command to a Centurion who leads 80 men into battle.

Quintus Licinius Cato, a new recruit who was conscripted into the Second Legion (the toughest Legion in the Roman army), learned upon arrival that the Emperor had ordered he be a Centurion. Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasian, Commander or Legate of the Second Legion, decided to appoint Cato as Optio, the second in command to a Centurion. Cato pleaded with his Centurion, Lucius Cornelius Macro, to be a regular foot soldier, but Macro was unwilling to change an imperial directive.

Under the Eagle is a historical novel about the Roman Legions in the first century A.D. The Second Legion is stationed in Gaul where they guard the Rhine river (Rome's northeastern border). Several months after Cato arrives the Second Legion is ordered to deploy to the shore of the Atlantic Ocean to join an army preparing to invade Britain.

Most of the events in this novel occur while Cato is training to be a legionnaire, and during the preparations for the invasion. The book details the training program endured by all new recruits, and exposes the conditions of life with the legions. Under The Eagle explains the ranks, equipment, and discipline, expected in a legion. The book even details the process of equipment maintenance and supply. The paper work expected of all Centurions is burdensome.

Under The Eagle highlights clothing and equipment issue, which reminds me of the beginning of my military duty. There is the same tossing of general sizes - "you will grow into them, one size fits all, no complaints, no exchanges." bellows the supply officer. Thinking of my own military experience, I noticed similar rough treatment by training officers - the same impatience. Similarities abound in training - while learning tasks, they give a short demonstration and enforce multiple practice sessions until all is perfect.

The novel details battle strategy. In one skirmish, the first battle in the book, the officer in charge messes up and the cohort has to adjust to an enemy of overwhelming numbers. The officer's battle strategy served as a negative example for all the legionaries involved.

My one disappointment with this novel is some of the language that does not fit the time in history: "look bloody harder then", "having said that", "at the end of the day" are used as conjunctions, explicatives, and transitions.

I recommend this book to lovers of historical novels. This is especially good for those who enjoy studying the Roman military.
Anardred
"Under the Eagle" is the first novel in a series of novels dealing with Centurion Macro and Optio ("Second in Command") Cato. The novel opens with Cato, a gangling teenager, inducted into the Roman Army in Germany with a letter of introduction from Rome insisting that he immediately be made a Centurion. General Vespasian balks at this notion but compromises by making Cata an "Optio" which is essentially a Centurion's second in command and assistant. Macro and Cato's skills compliment one another since Macro is illiterate, which he takes pains to conceal, while Cato is a bookworm. Most of the novel deals with Cato's coming of age as a competent Roman soldier and fighting-man.

The writing in this novel is quite good, the plot is linear without becoming too passe, and the characterizations are very good. The author does a good job giving the reader a flavor for what it must have been like to be a Roman soldier in post-Republican Rome. I liked this novel well enough to pick up the second installment in the series. RJB.
Dobpota
I enjoyed this story immensely. However, there was one dilemma where the resolving action was completely illogical to such an extent it threw me out of the immersion the book normally creates. Why did you let V. go back to the camp! You should have sent one of your own men back to warn them! There were also some small historical inaccuracies as well, for example, some details during an arena scene were taken from popular media rather than from what we currently understand from historical sources. Despite these problems I would recommend this book.
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