As Garras da Águia

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  • Capa Mole
  • 304 pages
  • As Garras da Águia
  • Simon Scarrow
  • Portuguese
  • 08 January 2018
  • 9728839502 Edition Language Portuguese Series

10 thoughts on “As Garras da Águia

  1. Terri Terri says:

    If you are a Simon Scarrow fan then please shield your eyes, this is not going to be pretty I can t believe it I bought this book and two others in the series based purely on the good reviews left for it on goodreads So what I can t believe is how it got them in the first place This book is atrocious and it s no wonder that people can pick them up from bargain bins in supermarkets I m sure if I got a pair of scissors and cut out all the dialogue I may have myself a book that may be worth If you are a Simon Scarrow fan then please shield your eyes, this is not going to be pretty I can t believe it I bought this book and two others in the series based purely on the good reviews left for it on goodreads So what I can t believe is how it got them in the first place This book is atrocious and it s no wonder that people can pick them up from bargain bins in supermarkets I m sure if I got a pair of scissors and cut out all the dialogue I may have myself a book that may be worth reading, but considering I m not going to do that I ve decided to go immediately and trade all three books two of which are unread and brand new from the bookstore at our local book exchange I will lose money on them, but I don t have room for books like this on my shelves.I could only suffer through half of this title before removing my bookmark for good and shoving the book away in disgust How does this author get good reviews and sell books It reads as if written by a ten year old The dialogue is woeful and of no substance, and is all modern day language I doubt an Iceni woman from 44AD a woman who is actually Boudica during her single days would be saying, What kind of a girl do you think I am I m not some cheap tart I mean seriously, how amatuer hour is this stuff Open any page and it s blaringly rank No, Cato whispered, It s your kinsman who s in danger He s had a skinful and he s p% ed Macro off He d better watch it I dunno, maybe this b grade dialogue is normal for some people, but I don t know how I have no doubt that any number of reviewers on this page could outwrite this fellow in a heartbeat If a person can really make money off pumping out books like this then I think I had better give up my day job and have a go myself.Don t be too mad at me Scarrow fans, after all, there are so many good reviews here what does one bad one matter


  2. Stuart Stuart says:

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers You d think the II Legion Augusta would have had a easier ride hiking through the south west of England If you know about this side of the country, you d know the stereotype easy going, farmers, cider drinkers Take out the first and third term, you wouldn t be far off the mark The land is fertile and would provide land based food stuffs for the Roman forces, instead of relying on produce brought from overseas A marching diet generally consiWe few, we happy few, we band of brothers You d think the II Legion Augusta would have had a easier ride hiking through the south west of England If you know about this side of the country, you d know the stereotype easy going, farmers, cider drinkers Take out the first and third term, you wouldn t be far off the mark The land is fertile and would provide land based food stuffs for the Roman forces, instead of relying on produce brought from overseas A marching diet generally consisted of gruel, oats, watered down wine, dried and salted meats such as beef, pork and sometimes horse Tasty What they need is fresh produce Legate Vespasian and his II Legion also need to rescue General Aulus Plautius family whom were shipwrecked due west of Dover from the clutches of The Dark Moon a fictional sect of druids whom preformed human sacrifice to appease their god Did human sacrifice actually take place during this period I believe it did, evidence points to this most recently in the last 3 years a discovery was found in wind caves somewhere in Yorkshire I forget where exactly, I could look but academia is out for the summer What they found was a family of Roman s, the archaeological find showed scarring to the bones that strongly suggest de fleshing i.e skinning of the flesh These bones were dated between 50BC 70AD Make your own mind up on that Arguably the springboard to begin offensive operations would have been around Reading the 2nd make camp around this area when they are forced with a choice by the Chief of the druid sect release druid prisoners the Roman s have captured or Plautius s family would be torched inside a wicker man shudders Macro and Cato are selected to lead a small force into the Dark Moon s territory to recover the General s family What they don t bank on is that they would be lead by the Iceni pair Boudicca and Prasutagus yes I laughed to especially as Macro had a fling with Boudicca previously In future years both would become heavily involved in attempting to oust the Roman s from Britain I won t damn the novel for this, as ironically Boudicca came across how I d imagine her to be in the early years of the invasion inquisitive, wanting to know who she faced one rule know your enemy Better yet, keep your friends close and your enemies closer Why not It s plausible that s how some of the British tribes would have been Optio Cato really begins to develop as a character, he begins to realise the bonds of brotherhood he is making with his Legion chums, especially the Sixth Century who Macro leads For this one, the dynamic duo are left to their own initiative as I said above The four of the party become steadfast friends, something I enjoyed reading seeing how their friendship developed during their attempts to locate and rescue Aulus s family We get to learn a great dealabout both Cato and Macro, the background helps to give the reader understanding of background There were a few faults with the novel, the author seemed to get confused between Cohorts and Centuries a few times When Marco and Cato are with the Fourth Cohort, searching for raiders early on in the novel, the writer saysthe Cohorts formed upthen in the next paragraphthe Fourth Cohort and the Second Cohort aligned with each other. There s only one Cohort there buddy It s a minor thing, not like Cato turned into Macro Simon doesn t skimp on the brutality of the Moon Druids, it gets a bit grim in places, but then that s the reality of what Rome would have termed a barbaric people Hundreds of bodies are discovered dumped in a well women, children, elderly and even animals None are spared Nowadays in war we ve got bombs and missiles, back then, it would have been up close and personal can you imagine how such a discovery would have affected a person Tough men, for a tough era Again the pace is set by the tone of the battles and skirmishes Vespasian is again always second guessing his own abilities He seems paranoid how he interacts with his betters which you can imagine how it would have been, especially from someone who is seeking services in public office at a later date Cato again is always concerned about how he interacts with his fellow legionaries Effectively these little side tales help to slow the pace down, otherwise this story would race away and become a blur of engagements and no character development When The Eagle Hunts wasn t up to the standard of the first two novels, which isn t a bad thing as I know they get better as they go along Enjoy


  3. Mayank Agarwal Mayank Agarwal says:

    This is by far the best book of the series yet The book is about a pair of Roman legionaries and their adventures as army officers which include leading from the front to solo spy and rescue mission, the setting is Roman invasion of Briton The book is perfect mixture of historical facts and creative embellishment, while the timeline, battle style and strategy are historically accurate, the adventure and the one on one fight are realistic and not mystically heroic, only the characters and plot This is by far the best book of the series yet The book is about a pair of Roman legionaries and their adventures as army officers which include leading from the front to solo spy and rescue mission, the setting is Roman invasion of Briton The book is perfect mixture of historical facts and creative embellishment, while the timeline, battle style and strategy are historically accurate, the adventure and the one on one fight are realistic and not mystically heroic, only the characters and plot are made up for enriching the reading experience The take on Boudica and Prasutagus are wacky, fun and totally unexpected This book has darker tone then the previous ones in the series, with the Druids bringing the stakes up Did feel the middle kind of got boring, still by the end it was super intense It s a light read, trademark of Simon Scarrow


  4. Mark Harrison Mark Harrison says:

    Dastardly Druids have captured Roman citizens who they plan to burn alive Marco and Cato are sent to attempt a rescue and must battle incredible odds aided by Marco s new girlfriend Boadicea Yep it is far fetched and yes it stretches history I am sure but for a totally diverting thrill a page adventure look no further.


  5. Beorn Beorn says:

    Finally a book in the Eagle series that didn t feel like a huge waste of time reading.It has taken this far in to make me actually enjoy slightly too strong a word one and if I m honest, if I hadn t been over eager and bought all the books before having read any, I probably wouldn t have bothered with the series again.This book can neatly be summed up as Macro Cato versus some typically evil as hell Druid bastards who ve captured some Romans the family of General Plautius himself no less Finally a book in the Eagle series that didn t feel like a huge waste of time reading.It has taken this far in to make me actually enjoy slightly too strong a word one and if I m honest, if I hadn t been over eager and bought all the books before having read any, I probably wouldn t have bothered with the series again.This book can neatly be summed up as Macro Cato versus some typically evil as hell Druid bastards who ve captured some Romans the family of General Plautius himself no less and the story essentially revolves around the rescue attempt.Most of the irks I had with the previous books in the series don t seem as much of an issue anyas it s either significantly different or it s been long enough between books for me to only see the previous books in a boring, staid light compared to this That said there are similarities between this book and the last specifically how the plot feels awkwardly bent and warped solely to ensure that Macro Cato two relatively anonymous middling officers are at the very centre of the story all the way through, at the expense of credibility.Other historical fiction manages to pull of making it appear that the lead characters are set on this path thanks to the decision of others, incidental choices and just the way life goes, you know, acasual sense Whereas there s the distinct feeling in this book that the narrative was almost intentionally mangled to put them in the limelight.There appears to have been a lack of either a competent proof reader or mistakes by the author himself, as on one occasion the word cohort is repeatedly used instead of the word century think hundreds of men instead of less than 80 and there are typos too.There is also one particularly glaring error where, as Macro Cato are attempting to sneak into a Druid village, Scarrow makes a point of describing the village as having an outer palisade and then an inner enclosure with it s own second palisade, making it doubly protected Yet as he describes the action, neither palisade is even mentioned again as if the characters have somehow teleported themselves from outside the palisade to right bang inside where they want to go.All that said, the reason I still gave this a three out of five is that is still one of those books that you find yourself almost galloping through the pages and, even if it s one of those books that lets you check your brain in at the door, doesn t feel like you ve wasted the time it took you to read it.Overall, an improvement on the previous books in the series yet still some way short of being of the level to set it apart from the scores of other Roman fiction authors out there.Hopefully though the next book in the series will continue the upwards trajectory as, to be honest, the only reason I started this book at all was to clear space on my shelf, rather than any particular devotion to the series


  6. Deborah Pickstone Deborah Pickstone says:

    I saw on the jacket a comment from Bernard Cornwell that I just don t need this competition He s wrong there is no competition, Scarrow is by far the better writer Cornwell wrote the Arthur trilogy of which he can be justly proud and nothing else of worth in all his many books Scarrow writes with increasing confidence with each of these tales of Macro and Cato I could wish he hadn t used Boudica as a character in this one in the way he did and Prasutagas was a very odd confection but I saw on the jacket a comment from Bernard Cornwell that I just don t need this competition He s wrong there is no competition, Scarrow is by far the better writer Cornwell wrote the Arthur trilogy of which he can be justly proud and nothing else of worth in all his many books Scarrow writes with increasing confidence with each of these tales of Macro and Cato I could wish he hadn t used Boudica as a character in this one in the way he did and Prasutagas was a very odd confection but I think I can see where he is going in his longer game His war fighting scenes are not as true as Simon Turney s but they are very visual and place me right there in the middle of the action.Scarrow and Turney both fill me with pleasure as two of the best British historical writers of this genre


  7. Trey Stone Trey Stone says:

    The plot is pretty straightforward A brief prologue details a ship lost at sea Only four Romans survive They wake up on a beach in Britannia only to be taken away by barbaric tribesmen just when they think they re saved.Cut to Macro and Cato, soldiers in the Roman army, busy trying to conquer Britannia There s lots of marching and fighting, and marching and fighting, and fighting and marching That s until they re given a very special mission find and save the people who were lost at sea T The plot is pretty straightforward A brief prologue details a ship lost at sea Only four Romans survive They wake up on a beach in Britannia only to be taken away by barbaric tribesmen just when they think they re saved.Cut to Macro and Cato, soldiers in the Roman army, busy trying to conquer Britannia There s lots of marching and fighting, and marching and fighting, and fighting and marching That s until they re given a very special mission find and save the people who were lost at sea The emperor s family.It s a good book I m archaeologist, educated in England, so anything with Roman usually piques my interest ButThe first half of the book is just a long fight scene There s the prologue which I mentioned, a scene in a tavern where Cato and Macro drink for a little bit, and after that they re constantly on a march or fighting, or recovering from either.All the time I was reading this, I kept thinking what s the point There didn t seem to be much in terms of character development, and at this point, the whole we got to save the important people from the prologue hadn t even been mentioned Not even once.And, no offense to Scarrow, but Oit s not his writing style and way with words that sells this book, it s his story So it s weird that the story took so long to get going Now, I didn t know this at the time, but this is apparently the third book in as series, though I didn t feel like I d missed out on much After the 50% mark we get to the core of the story They re given their secret mission to save some important people and they run off after some druids It s fun, it s exciting, and I enjoyed the story in general.But at the same time, I have to ask myself Why did someone decide to pick this up What agent read the first 1 2 chapters of this, and decided to the carry on, and then apparently read half a book before hardly anything happened and still went with This cover suggests Scarrow has written some great stuff before I d never heard of him before this , so I assume that has much to do with it And I don t mean to berate him as an author, like I said, I liked the book.If you like historical fiction, and enjoy a good fight scene or twelve, I ll highly recommend this


  8. Baba Baba says:

    Eagle of the Empire book 3 My first read of one of quite few best selling historical fiction serials Presumably a well researched and well crafted historical fiction Cato and Macro work with Iceni s Boudicea and Prasutagus to rescue General Plautius family from the Dark Moon Druids Sounds like a rip roaring adventure which it is 6 out of 12 Eagle of the Empire book 3 My first read of one of quite few best selling historical fiction serials Presumably a well researched and well crafted historical fiction Cato and Macro work with Iceni s Boudicea and Prasutagus to rescue General Plautius family from the Dark Moon Druids Sounds like a rip roaring adventure which it is 6 out of 12


  9. Gem Gem says:

    Wow Definitely the best addition to the Macro Cato series so far Throughout these epic novels, Scarrow seamlessly switches from the personal POV of Macro and Cato to the view point of the army as a whole, to the ongoing invasion of Britain, and back again without a glitch It s very cleverly done and keeps you hanging on to every word He doesn t bombard the reader with technicality or historical terms that might leave people like myself scratching their heads over it I really admire his styl Wow Definitely the best addition to the Macro Cato series so far Throughout these epic novels, Scarrow seamlessly switches from the personal POV of Macro and Cato to the view point of the army as a whole, to the ongoing invasion of Britain, and back again without a glitch It s very cleverly done and keeps you hanging on to every word He doesn t bombard the reader with technicality or historical terms that might leave people like myself scratching their heads over it I really admire his style for this it is quite some skill.As for When The Eagle Hunts , it s a fast and furious read with non stop action and dilemma Scarrow doesn t really need to set his main protagonists up, however he does describe their roots enough for new readers of the series to be able to enjoy it without going too far and re explaining everything to veterans to the books Although Scarrow s plotline hides fresh suspense round every corner, his characters are immense and really enjoyable to follow Fresh faces Boudica and Prasutagus are very well rounded and likeable, alongside some of thefamiliar comrades Vespasian for example, with his softer qualities but stern exterior is a particular favourite of mine Scarrow gives even the most minor of characters a full bodied personality, and it s for this reason that the reader can easily grow attached to the likes of Maxentius and Diomedes despite them only appearing for a handful of pages.Macro s touch of brutal humour is always welcome to break up theserious and bloodied battles that are consistently encountered, and the way that the great Prasutagus is revealed as the novel continues only adds to this relief And Cato Cato got awesome It s not often that a series gets even better as it goes along, but Scarrow is a master of his genre and I m looking forward to The Eagle And The Wolves


  10. Fred Fred says:

    I love the way that Scarrow ties in just the right amount of historical fact with creative license to ensure that the readers are left breathlessly waiting forand to see what happens next This book introduces Boudica, which fans of Roman or British history should recognize from the name alone and if you don twell, GTS Google that shit This, book three, was probably my favorite of the series so far There was just the right combination of set piece large battles between Roman leg I love the way that Scarrow ties in just the right amount of historical fact with creative license to ensure that the readers are left breathlessly waiting forand to see what happens next This book introduces Boudica, which fans of Roman or British history should recognize from the name alone and if you don twell, GTS Google that shit This, book three, was probably my favorite of the series so far There was just the right combination of set piece large battles between Roman legions and barbarian forces and commando style raids and missions in this book to mix it up a bit The heroes Macro and Cato are roughly used in this one and both left in hospital beds by the end of it but I seriously wouldn t have it any other way A book where the heroes escape unscathed grows tedious quickly I ll definitely be continuing on with this series as soon as I try to finish one other book that I was reading concurrently with this one If you are a fan of Roman history, historical fiction, or military fiction then this series is right up your alley Heck, I m getting into it enough that I m wanting to buy a damned Cold Steel Gladius againif only my wife would let me


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About the Author: Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow is a UK based author, born in Nigeria, and now living in Norfolk He completed a master s degree at As Garras PDF/EPUB or the University of East Anglia, and, after working at the Inland Revenue, went into teaching as a lecturer at City College, NorwichHe is best known for his Eagle series This is Roman empire military fiction, starting with the second invasion of Britain, and continuing with subsequent adventures in every corner of the empire The stories are told through the eyes of two centurions, Macro and Cato To date there are eighteen books in the seriesScarrow has also written a series of four novels on the Napoleonic wars, focusing on the lives of Wellington and Napoleon.



10 thoughts on “As Garras da Águia

  1. Terri Terri says:

    If you are a Simon Scarrow fan then please shield your eyes, this is not going to be pretty I can t believe it I bought this book and two others in the series based purely on the good reviews left for it on goodreads So what I can t believe is how it got them in the first place This book is atrocious and it s no wonder that people can pick them up from bargain bins in supermarkets I m sure if I got a pair of scissors and cut out all the dialogue I may have myself a book that may be worth If you are a Simon Scarrow fan then please shield your eyes, this is not going to be pretty I can t believe it I bought this book and two others in the series based purely on the good reviews left for it on goodreads So what I can t believe is how it got them in the first place This book is atrocious and it s no wonder that people can pick them up from bargain bins in supermarkets I m sure if I got a pair of scissors and cut out all the dialogue I may have myself a book that may be worth reading, but considering I m not going to do that I ve decided to go immediately and trade all three books two of which are unread and brand new from the bookstore at our local book exchange I will lose money on them, but I don t have room for books like this on my shelves.I could only suffer through half of this title before removing my bookmark for good and shoving the book away in disgust How does this author get good reviews and sell books It reads as if written by a ten year old The dialogue is woeful and of no substance, and is all modern day language I doubt an Iceni woman from 44AD a woman who is actually Boudica during her single days would be saying, What kind of a girl do you think I am I m not some cheap tart I mean seriously, how amatuer hour is this stuff Open any page and it s blaringly rank No, Cato whispered, It s your kinsman who s in danger He s had a skinful and he s p% ed Macro off He d better watch it I dunno, maybe this b grade dialogue is normal for some people, but I don t know how I have no doubt that any number of reviewers on this page could outwrite this fellow in a heartbeat If a person can really make money off pumping out books like this then I think I had better give up my day job and have a go myself.Don t be too mad at me Scarrow fans, after all, there are so many good reviews here what does one bad one matter


  2. Stuart Stuart says:

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers You d think the II Legion Augusta would have had a easier ride hiking through the south west of England If you know about this side of the country, you d know the stereotype easy going, farmers, cider drinkers Take out the first and third term, you wouldn t be far off the mark The land is fertile and would provide land based food stuffs for the Roman forces, instead of relying on produce brought from overseas A marching diet generally consiWe few, we happy few, we band of brothers You d think the II Legion Augusta would have had a easier ride hiking through the south west of England If you know about this side of the country, you d know the stereotype easy going, farmers, cider drinkers Take out the first and third term, you wouldn t be far off the mark The land is fertile and would provide land based food stuffs for the Roman forces, instead of relying on produce brought from overseas A marching diet generally consisted of gruel, oats, watered down wine, dried and salted meats such as beef, pork and sometimes horse Tasty What they need is fresh produce Legate Vespasian and his II Legion also need to rescue General Aulus Plautius family whom were shipwrecked due west of Dover from the clutches of The Dark Moon a fictional sect of druids whom preformed human sacrifice to appease their god Did human sacrifice actually take place during this period I believe it did, evidence points to this most recently in the last 3 years a discovery was found in wind caves somewhere in Yorkshire I forget where exactly, I could look but academia is out for the summer What they found was a family of Roman s, the archaeological find showed scarring to the bones that strongly suggest de fleshing i.e skinning of the flesh These bones were dated between 50BC 70AD Make your own mind up on that Arguably the springboard to begin offensive operations would have been around Reading the 2nd make camp around this area when they are forced with a choice by the Chief of the druid sect release druid prisoners the Roman s have captured or Plautius s family would be torched inside a wicker man shudders Macro and Cato are selected to lead a small force into the Dark Moon s territory to recover the General s family What they don t bank on is that they would be lead by the Iceni pair Boudicca and Prasutagus yes I laughed to especially as Macro had a fling with Boudicca previously In future years both would become heavily involved in attempting to oust the Roman s from Britain I won t damn the novel for this, as ironically Boudicca came across how I d imagine her to be in the early years of the invasion inquisitive, wanting to know who she faced one rule know your enemy Better yet, keep your friends close and your enemies closer Why not It s plausible that s how some of the British tribes would have been Optio Cato really begins to develop as a character, he begins to realise the bonds of brotherhood he is making with his Legion chums, especially the Sixth Century who Macro leads For this one, the dynamic duo are left to their own initiative as I said above The four of the party become steadfast friends, something I enjoyed reading seeing how their friendship developed during their attempts to locate and rescue Aulus s family We get to learn a great dealabout both Cato and Macro, the background helps to give the reader understanding of background There were a few faults with the novel, the author seemed to get confused between Cohorts and Centuries a few times When Marco and Cato are with the Fourth Cohort, searching for raiders early on in the novel, the writer saysthe Cohorts formed upthen in the next paragraphthe Fourth Cohort and the Second Cohort aligned with each other. There s only one Cohort there buddy It s a minor thing, not like Cato turned into Macro Simon doesn t skimp on the brutality of the Moon Druids, it gets a bit grim in places, but then that s the reality of what Rome would have termed a barbaric people Hundreds of bodies are discovered dumped in a well women, children, elderly and even animals None are spared Nowadays in war we ve got bombs and missiles, back then, it would have been up close and personal can you imagine how such a discovery would have affected a person Tough men, for a tough era Again the pace is set by the tone of the battles and skirmishes Vespasian is again always second guessing his own abilities He seems paranoid how he interacts with his betters which you can imagine how it would have been, especially from someone who is seeking services in public office at a later date Cato again is always concerned about how he interacts with his fellow legionaries Effectively these little side tales help to slow the pace down, otherwise this story would race away and become a blur of engagements and no character development When The Eagle Hunts wasn t up to the standard of the first two novels, which isn t a bad thing as I know they get better as they go along Enjoy


  3. Mayank Agarwal Mayank Agarwal says:

    This is by far the best book of the series yet The book is about a pair of Roman legionaries and their adventures as army officers which include leading from the front to solo spy and rescue mission, the setting is Roman invasion of Briton The book is perfect mixture of historical facts and creative embellishment, while the timeline, battle style and strategy are historically accurate, the adventure and the one on one fight are realistic and not mystically heroic, only the characters and plot This is by far the best book of the series yet The book is about a pair of Roman legionaries and their adventures as army officers which include leading from the front to solo spy and rescue mission, the setting is Roman invasion of Briton The book is perfect mixture of historical facts and creative embellishment, while the timeline, battle style and strategy are historically accurate, the adventure and the one on one fight are realistic and not mystically heroic, only the characters and plot are made up for enriching the reading experience The take on Boudica and Prasutagus are wacky, fun and totally unexpected This book has darker tone then the previous ones in the series, with the Druids bringing the stakes up Did feel the middle kind of got boring, still by the end it was super intense It s a light read, trademark of Simon Scarrow


  4. Mark Harrison Mark Harrison says:

    Dastardly Druids have captured Roman citizens who they plan to burn alive Marco and Cato are sent to attempt a rescue and must battle incredible odds aided by Marco s new girlfriend Boadicea Yep it is far fetched and yes it stretches history I am sure but for a totally diverting thrill a page adventure look no further.


  5. Beorn Beorn says:

    Finally a book in the Eagle series that didn t feel like a huge waste of time reading.It has taken this far in to make me actually enjoy slightly too strong a word one and if I m honest, if I hadn t been over eager and bought all the books before having read any, I probably wouldn t have bothered with the series again.This book can neatly be summed up as Macro Cato versus some typically evil as hell Druid bastards who ve captured some Romans the family of General Plautius himself no less Finally a book in the Eagle series that didn t feel like a huge waste of time reading.It has taken this far in to make me actually enjoy slightly too strong a word one and if I m honest, if I hadn t been over eager and bought all the books before having read any, I probably wouldn t have bothered with the series again.This book can neatly be summed up as Macro Cato versus some typically evil as hell Druid bastards who ve captured some Romans the family of General Plautius himself no less and the story essentially revolves around the rescue attempt.Most of the irks I had with the previous books in the series don t seem as much of an issue anyas it s either significantly different or it s been long enough between books for me to only see the previous books in a boring, staid light compared to this That said there are similarities between this book and the last specifically how the plot feels awkwardly bent and warped solely to ensure that Macro Cato two relatively anonymous middling officers are at the very centre of the story all the way through, at the expense of credibility.Other historical fiction manages to pull of making it appear that the lead characters are set on this path thanks to the decision of others, incidental choices and just the way life goes, you know, acasual sense Whereas there s the distinct feeling in this book that the narrative was almost intentionally mangled to put them in the limelight.There appears to have been a lack of either a competent proof reader or mistakes by the author himself, as on one occasion the word cohort is repeatedly used instead of the word century think hundreds of men instead of less than 80 and there are typos too.There is also one particularly glaring error where, as Macro Cato are attempting to sneak into a Druid village, Scarrow makes a point of describing the village as having an outer palisade and then an inner enclosure with it s own second palisade, making it doubly protected Yet as he describes the action, neither palisade is even mentioned again as if the characters have somehow teleported themselves from outside the palisade to right bang inside where they want to go.All that said, the reason I still gave this a three out of five is that is still one of those books that you find yourself almost galloping through the pages and, even if it s one of those books that lets you check your brain in at the door, doesn t feel like you ve wasted the time it took you to read it.Overall, an improvement on the previous books in the series yet still some way short of being of the level to set it apart from the scores of other Roman fiction authors out there.Hopefully though the next book in the series will continue the upwards trajectory as, to be honest, the only reason I started this book at all was to clear space on my shelf, rather than any particular devotion to the series


  6. Deborah Pickstone Deborah Pickstone says:

    I saw on the jacket a comment from Bernard Cornwell that I just don t need this competition He s wrong there is no competition, Scarrow is by far the better writer Cornwell wrote the Arthur trilogy of which he can be justly proud and nothing else of worth in all his many books Scarrow writes with increasing confidence with each of these tales of Macro and Cato I could wish he hadn t used Boudica as a character in this one in the way he did and Prasutagas was a very odd confection but I saw on the jacket a comment from Bernard Cornwell that I just don t need this competition He s wrong there is no competition, Scarrow is by far the better writer Cornwell wrote the Arthur trilogy of which he can be justly proud and nothing else of worth in all his many books Scarrow writes with increasing confidence with each of these tales of Macro and Cato I could wish he hadn t used Boudica as a character in this one in the way he did and Prasutagas was a very odd confection but I think I can see where he is going in his longer game His war fighting scenes are not as true as Simon Turney s but they are very visual and place me right there in the middle of the action.Scarrow and Turney both fill me with pleasure as two of the best British historical writers of this genre


  7. Trey Stone Trey Stone says:

    The plot is pretty straightforward A brief prologue details a ship lost at sea Only four Romans survive They wake up on a beach in Britannia only to be taken away by barbaric tribesmen just when they think they re saved.Cut to Macro and Cato, soldiers in the Roman army, busy trying to conquer Britannia There s lots of marching and fighting, and marching and fighting, and fighting and marching That s until they re given a very special mission find and save the people who were lost at sea T The plot is pretty straightforward A brief prologue details a ship lost at sea Only four Romans survive They wake up on a beach in Britannia only to be taken away by barbaric tribesmen just when they think they re saved.Cut to Macro and Cato, soldiers in the Roman army, busy trying to conquer Britannia There s lots of marching and fighting, and marching and fighting, and fighting and marching That s until they re given a very special mission find and save the people who were lost at sea The emperor s family.It s a good book I m archaeologist, educated in England, so anything with Roman usually piques my interest ButThe first half of the book is just a long fight scene There s the prologue which I mentioned, a scene in a tavern where Cato and Macro drink for a little bit, and after that they re constantly on a march or fighting, or recovering from either.All the time I was reading this, I kept thinking what s the point There didn t seem to be much in terms of character development, and at this point, the whole we got to save the important people from the prologue hadn t even been mentioned Not even once.And, no offense to Scarrow, but Oit s not his writing style and way with words that sells this book, it s his story So it s weird that the story took so long to get going Now, I didn t know this at the time, but this is apparently the third book in as series, though I didn t feel like I d missed out on much After the 50% mark we get to the core of the story They re given their secret mission to save some important people and they run off after some druids It s fun, it s exciting, and I enjoyed the story in general.But at the same time, I have to ask myself Why did someone decide to pick this up What agent read the first 1 2 chapters of this, and decided to the carry on, and then apparently read half a book before hardly anything happened and still went with This cover suggests Scarrow has written some great stuff before I d never heard of him before this , so I assume that has much to do with it And I don t mean to berate him as an author, like I said, I liked the book.If you like historical fiction, and enjoy a good fight scene or twelve, I ll highly recommend this


  8. Baba Baba says:

    Eagle of the Empire book 3 My first read of one of quite few best selling historical fiction serials Presumably a well researched and well crafted historical fiction Cato and Macro work with Iceni s Boudicea and Prasutagus to rescue General Plautius family from the Dark Moon Druids Sounds like a rip roaring adventure which it is 6 out of 12 Eagle of the Empire book 3 My first read of one of quite few best selling historical fiction serials Presumably a well researched and well crafted historical fiction Cato and Macro work with Iceni s Boudicea and Prasutagus to rescue General Plautius family from the Dark Moon Druids Sounds like a rip roaring adventure which it is 6 out of 12


  9. Gem Gem says:

    Wow Definitely the best addition to the Macro Cato series so far Throughout these epic novels, Scarrow seamlessly switches from the personal POV of Macro and Cato to the view point of the army as a whole, to the ongoing invasion of Britain, and back again without a glitch It s very cleverly done and keeps you hanging on to every word He doesn t bombard the reader with technicality or historical terms that might leave people like myself scratching their heads over it I really admire his styl Wow Definitely the best addition to the Macro Cato series so far Throughout these epic novels, Scarrow seamlessly switches from the personal POV of Macro and Cato to the view point of the army as a whole, to the ongoing invasion of Britain, and back again without a glitch It s very cleverly done and keeps you hanging on to every word He doesn t bombard the reader with technicality or historical terms that might leave people like myself scratching their heads over it I really admire his style for this it is quite some skill.As for When The Eagle Hunts , it s a fast and furious read with non stop action and dilemma Scarrow doesn t really need to set his main protagonists up, however he does describe their roots enough for new readers of the series to be able to enjoy it without going too far and re explaining everything to veterans to the books Although Scarrow s plotline hides fresh suspense round every corner, his characters are immense and really enjoyable to follow Fresh faces Boudica and Prasutagus are very well rounded and likeable, alongside some of thefamiliar comrades Vespasian for example, with his softer qualities but stern exterior is a particular favourite of mine Scarrow gives even the most minor of characters a full bodied personality, and it s for this reason that the reader can easily grow attached to the likes of Maxentius and Diomedes despite them only appearing for a handful of pages.Macro s touch of brutal humour is always welcome to break up theserious and bloodied battles that are consistently encountered, and the way that the great Prasutagus is revealed as the novel continues only adds to this relief And Cato Cato got awesome It s not often that a series gets even better as it goes along, but Scarrow is a master of his genre and I m looking forward to The Eagle And The Wolves


  10. Fred Fred says:

    I love the way that Scarrow ties in just the right amount of historical fact with creative license to ensure that the readers are left breathlessly waiting forand to see what happens next This book introduces Boudica, which fans of Roman or British history should recognize from the name alone and if you don twell, GTS Google that shit This, book three, was probably my favorite of the series so far There was just the right combination of set piece large battles between Roman leg I love the way that Scarrow ties in just the right amount of historical fact with creative license to ensure that the readers are left breathlessly waiting forand to see what happens next This book introduces Boudica, which fans of Roman or British history should recognize from the name alone and if you don twell, GTS Google that shit This, book three, was probably my favorite of the series so far There was just the right combination of set piece large battles between Roman legions and barbarian forces and commando style raids and missions in this book to mix it up a bit The heroes Macro and Cato are roughly used in this one and both left in hospital beds by the end of it but I seriously wouldn t have it any other way A book where the heroes escape unscathed grows tedious quickly I ll definitely be continuing on with this series as soon as I try to finish one other book that I was reading concurrently with this one If you are a fan of Roman history, historical fiction, or military fiction then this series is right up your alley Heck, I m getting into it enough that I m wanting to buy a damned Cold Steel Gladius againif only my wife would let me


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