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A stunning novel of courage, camaraderie and deadly enemies from the Sunday Times best-selling author of Centurion and The Emperor's Exile.

AD 58. Britannia. Tension is simmering. Danger lies round every corner for Rome's brave soldiers....

Fifteen years after Rome's invasion of Britannia, centurion Marco is back. The island is settled now, bustling with commerce. Macro's goal is to help run his mother's Londinium Inn, and exploit his land grant. He's prepared for the dismal weather and the barbaric ways of the people. But far worse dangers threaten all his plans. 

A gang led by an ex-legionary rules the city, demanding protection money and terrorising those who won't pay up. The Roman official in charge has turned a blind eye. Macro has to act. He needs the back-up of the finest soldier he knows: Prefect Cato. But Cato is in distant Rome. Or is he? 

As the streets run red with blood, the army's heroes face an enemy as merciless and cunning as any barbarian tribe. The honour of Rome is in their hands....

For listeners of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Ben Kane - unstoppable fiction from an author who knows the Roman world like no other.

If you don't know Simon Scarrow, you don't know Rome. 

©2021 Simon Scarrow (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"Living tools to be used until they are broken."

Macro has retired to Britain with his wife, Petronella, to enjoy a peaceful life together farming their patch of veteran's land and assisting his mother in the inn she and he together owned in Londinium. Cato was also heading for Britain, having had to leave Rome swiftly and secretly to protect Claudia, Nero's ex lover. Together again, they face more blood and battling than any retired veteran might reasonably expect.

The audiobook was narrated by Jonathan Keeble. His performance was superb, flowing with the action be it military or more personal, investing emotion where needed and generally carrying the reader through the trials and tribulations of 'peaceful' retirement. And, of course, every protagonist is given a personal, unique voice (with, delightfully, the spy, Appolonius, sounding very much like Julian Clarey).

As a fan of books set in the ancient Roman era, I have delighted in Simon Scarrow's eagle series since book one, when Cato and Macro first met.. Now in Book 20 of the series, it is every bit as good: great characters, good story lines, atmospheric, told with a deceptively simple feel of the present which provides a vivid sense of being there.
A definite recommendation.

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The Honour of Rome

Enjoyed very much , only disappointment is that I have to wait a year for the next one

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As ever a rip roaring yarn

I pick up a Cato and Macro story to enjoy a great story and they deliver every time. Long may they continue .......and NOT be killed off in a later story. They deserve a happy retirement just for being written.

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it's awesome. such a great series

Story was interesting and there is an obvious build coming for the next installment I think.

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Easy to listen and brilliant narration. love the readers gravelly voice. perfect for this.

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Excellent

Brilliant Kato and Macro carry on . Roll on the next book in the series.

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Scarrow at his best

Another great listen to add to my ever increasing library. Can't wait for the next title. Keep up the good work Simon.

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The boys are back

I was wondering how the story was going to move on with Macro retired and Cato miles away.
Great start to Macros retirement, as usual brilliantly written and narration top notch by Johnathon

Highly recommend but if you haven’t start at book one

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Thank you Simon 🙏🏼

Amazing as usual. Already miss Cato, Macro and the dog.

Looking forward to the next book!

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Very entertaining

A really good story with the two great characters. Macro and Cato. Greatly enjoyed

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  • 15-11-21

"Living tools to be used until they are broken."

Macro has retired to Britain with his wife, Petronella, to enjoy a peaceful life together farming their patch of veteran's land and assisting his mother in the inn she and he together owned in Londinium. Cato was also heading for Britain, having had to leave Rome swiftly and secretly to protect Claudia, Nero's ex lover. Together again they face more blood and battling than any retired veteran might reasonably expect.

The audiobook was again narrated by Jonathan Keeble. His performance was superb, flowing with the action be it military or more personal, investing emotion where needed and generally carrying the reader through the trials and tribulations of 'peaceful' retirement. And, of course, every protagonist is given a personal, unique voice (with, delightfully, the spy, Appolonius, sounding very much like Julian Clarey).

As a fan of books set in the ancient Roman era, I have delighted in Simon Scarrow's eagle series since book one, when Cato and Macro first met.. Now in Book 20 of the series, it is every bit as good: great characters, good story lines, atmospheric, told with a deceptively simple feel of the present which provides a vivid sense of being there.
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  • 27-01-22

awesome

typical lovable story that I have grown to love. can't wait for the next rendition of story.

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  • 04-01-22

keeble is the best narrator in the business

excellent story and excellent narration as always. this whole series has been nothing but a delight

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  • Thinker
  • 01-01-22

Gripping story, first rate narration

We get a change from the set-piece battles in this story of crime and gang violence in Londinium, with Macro having a starring role at the beginning, then Cato joining him to battle the overwhelming crime of Roman London. This is also a soldier's tale, as it's the warriors of Rome, with their skilfully led allies, who take on the unequal battle to free a city.. Lots of great by-play fleshes out characters. Jonathan Keeble, as usual, sounds like a full cast all on his own, and grippingly narrates fight scenes, making the shouting and clash realistic. Excellent performance!

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  • 21-12-21

another home run.

great addition to the series. I like the time we spent with the hole gang together again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-11-21

Fantastic.

Another fantastic book from Simon Scarrow. Jonathan Keeble as the narrator kills it as always. If you know Roman history, Boudicca should be an important character in the next few books. 10/10 recommend this series.