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review Under the Eagle Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB È Simon Scarrow's brilliant adventure novels about the Roman army appear with stunning new coversIt is 42 AD and uintus 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 difficuUres 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 himsel. Nutty NUUT readI've skipped the prologue which may be read after; who knowsOpening THE RHINE FRONTIER in the second year of the reign of Emperor Claudius Late 42 ADAn icy blast of wind swept into the latrine with the sentryWagons approaching SirShut the bloody door Anything elseSmall column of menSodiersHardly The sentry grimaced Unless there's been some change in marching drillMarco CenturionCato OptioVitellius TribuneAll under Vespasian the Legate I sleep under the Eagle#46 TBR Busting 2013

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Simon Scarrow's brilliant adventure novels about the Roman army appear with stunning new coversIt is 42 AD and uintus 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 en. I go through genre phases and historical fiction and GreekRoman philosophy and history is where my mind was focused for a while I finished studying stoicism and decided to read this novel by Scarrow that has been in my Kindle library for a couple of years I am glad I didI have noticed that WHEN I read something often affects the way I review it This book really hit the spot The author knows his story well and is able to bring the setting to life The background information provided a nice backdrop and what little research I did do as I read concerning people times and places liked pin point accurate Granted I did not exhaustively research every aspect of it but I looked at the major people form history while avoiding spoilers and studied some of the battlesI particularly liked the way Germany and Britain are shown through the eyes of a Roman soldier We have Cato's point of view which is a literate non military trained perspective as well as Macro a military veteran Looking at the Brits and the German through the perspectives of this unlikely pair really rounded out the experienceThis author is a master of writing combat seuences and making the reader feel the confusion that participants would There were times that I felt tension and unease along with the characters as situations grew tense and dangerousThere is a good amount of plotting and intrigue as well which is fitting for a novel set in this Roman era I found this to be a compelling part of the readOverall I enjoyed this novel and am looking forward to reading the next installment in the series4 stars

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Under the EagleOugh 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 to prove than most in the advent. Solid historical fiction despite the fact that a significant portion of the military behaviour seems anachronistic Particularly one of the protagonists Macro behaves like a stereotypical modern day sergeant moved straight into a Roman contextThat being said there are several praiseworthy elements Overall the historical elements are strong Depictions of Claudius' reign the invasions of Britain the discord between the court and the army and the generall overall flavour are all close enough to documented historical reality to be believable while leaving enough room for artistic liberty to fill in the blanks and come out with a product that's overall enjoyable if slightly simplisticIf I end up sticking with the series I imagine it'll shape my perception of the historical Vespasian and Flavia as they are a couple of fantastically crafted characters and considerably interesting than the basic and archetypal main characters