The series is currently ongoing. Denter is not what he once was, but is still no match for most men. Macro, a veteran with nearly 15 years' service at the start of the first novel in the Roman Army, has recently been appointed to the Centurionate. The time has come for Wellesley to stand against Napoleon in the confrontation that lies ahead. He has also written another series, , focusing on and , whose first title, , was published in 2006. He is of German decent and comes from the imperial palace.
This bond deepens when Macro confesses that he is illiterate and asks Cato's help in learning to read, and so maintain his position as an officer. They are both lovers to a slave girl going by the name Lavinia. Emperor Claudius is on a conquest to capture Britain and has sent his forces to war. Scarrow allowed his brother Alex to make use of the characters in his novel. Cato and Macro are both army soldiers in the ancient Rome. Halfway through Cato is promoted to the rank of tribune for his mission to Egypt, temporarily outranking Macro, but at the end of the book he is awarded a temporary rank of prefect.
He began publishing a new series in 2011 titled Gladiator. Unwilling to let this strategic territory fall into Parthian hands, Rome sends its greatest general, Corbulo, to the east to reclaim Armenia for Rhadamistus and meet any subsequent hostilities from the Parthians. By 1804, Napoleon has established himself as Emperor, and has his sights set on conquering all of Europe. While returning to Rome from Palmyra, the protagonists are shipwrecked on the island of in , which leads to them being sent to in the tenth novel,. None of this is enough to distract Wellington from his pursuit of Kitty Pakenham or Napoleon from his future bride, Josephine, for these men throw themselves into all aspects of life as enthusiastically as they rush to battle.
The following four books are set in , between the years 42 and 44 - detailing the Roman subjugation of the province alongside court intrigue that often leaves the protagonists in receipt of contempt from the Roman political class. Cato eventually learns of her death from an undisclosed illness in. He was a pretty despicable character as a result, and watching the protagonists attempt to placate and counter his more ruthless actions added some dramatic twists to the story. Currently the first book Under the Eagle is under option for either a film of mini series following the adventures of Macro and Cato. The two characters Cato and Macro were additionally used in one book of the series: Gates of Rome. Cato starts off as a recruit at a time when Macro is a centurion in the army.
He has a month to prepare for his battle with Britomaris, for which he will train with Macro. Later on in the series, Centurion we get to see Cato fall in love again, this time with the daughter of a senator called Julia. Due to his connections, Cato is ranked second-in-command only to Macro, but he will also have to prove himself more than other recruits. But when Wellington invades France in 1814 he gains a swift victory. But with Caratacus hatching increasingly ambitious plans and disorder threatening from within Macro and Cato's own ranks, this final test will push the soldiers to their limits.
Macro is a skilled man in battle and warfare and quite obedient to his seniors as every order from a more senior officer than him is observed to the latter. This was a very realistic inclusion, and I thought it added some much-needed character growth to Cato. Napoleon, ambitious as ever, embarks on a Russian campaign which ends in disaster and is then defeated at Leipzig in the biggest battle ever fought in Europe. He is best known for his series of fiction set in the territories of the Roman Empire, covering the and the subsequent prolonged campaign undertaken by the rump of the. However, when the plot fails Vitellius kills both her and the assassin to cover himself. The character of Rhadamistus was another intriguing addition to the book that added a whole new element to story.
The 9th sees them shipwrecked on the island of , fighting against a full-scale uprising. Andrews, which are set in the same universe as the Eagles of the Empire series. Escaping capture several times, he is finally cornered by Macro and Cato in an Egyptian marsh and devoured by a. This recent conflict is centred on the neutral border kingdom of Armenia, which sits between the two great empires. Since the 8th book 'Centurion' the author has refrained from using 'Eagle' in the books title - the reason for this is unknown, however some speculate that this has been done in effort to make the books accessible to a wider audience. In response, a recent Parthian backed invasion routed Rhadamistus from Armenia and placed a Parthian prince on the throne.
Vespasian is often fighting in the front line with his men but is consistently at odds with his tribune Vitellius who threatens him with the knowledge that Vespasian's wife Flavia is a member of the dissident group who are conspiring to overthrow the Emperor. This was a great part of The Blood of Rome that represents some intriguing adaptation within this long-running series. The 7th and 8th put them in Rome's eastern provinces as agents of the Emperor's secretary. Tasked with leading a newly formed cavalry cohort into the heartland of Wales, they must destroy the growing resistance. Vespasian also appears in as the Prefect of the naval fleet. The second volume, The Generals, was released on 31 May 2007 and the third volume Fire and Sword was released in January 2009. He is however, extremely determined and proves the officers wrong throughout the series.
And if they do not emerge as victors, the Emperor Claudius's rule may be at stake, and the very foundations of the Roman Empire could be shattered irrevocably. Beyond the Gates of Antares, Beyond the Gates of Antares logo, Algoryn, Boromite, Lavamite, Isorian Shard, Concord, Ghar, NuHu and Freeborn are trademarks of Warlord Games Ltd. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. The continuous conflict between Rome and Parthia has always been a great literary background for many pieces of Roman historical fiction, and Scarrow has already examined it in some of his earlier books. The two protagonists are faced with defeating tribal rebels. They even bet on how long he would last in the army before he gets killed or quits. Years earlier, the brash Iberian prince Rhadamistus conquered Armenia and declared himself king, ruling as a terrible tyrant.
They served as supporting characters when the three protagonists travel back to ancient Rome. He also wrote the epic Wellington and Napoleon Quartet, also known as the Revolution Quartet, which provided an impressive examination of the opposing lives of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington. Quintus Licinius Cato is a teenager who grew up a slave and has joined the Eagles. He has his eyes on the seat of the emperor of Rome, Claudius. This book is also set in an extremely fascinating historical period and focuses on the rivalry between Rome and Parthia.