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In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders. When Parthia hears of the Roman army's presence, it starts amassing its troops for war. Macro's cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege.
Publisher: London : Headline Publishing Group, An Hachette UK Company, 2012.
Edition: Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780755348367
Characteristics: 533 pages :,maps ;,20 cm


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Jan 04, 2017

I strongly suspect Scarrow captures the history [or historicity as the academics say] of that period of the Roman Empire very accurately, as well as his portrayals of individual characters. If the rest of his series are comparable to this one, he's done an outstanding job of entertaining the reader!

Apr 14, 2016

TERRIFIC, very fast paced. I didn't want to put it down. The interactions between the characters is so realistic and so are the fighting scenes.

Jun 12, 2014

Another great action packed read from Simon Scarrow. With Partia as the antagonist and Palmyra as the prize, this was an excellent addition to the series.

EuSei Sep 01, 2012

Book # 8 (CLEVNET doesn't have book 7 "The Eagle in the Sand" nor book 9 "The Gladiator," nor book 10 "The Legion" or book 11 Praetorian")

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