Read Day of the Caesars (Eagle #16) Online Free - AD 54. Claudius is dead. Rome is in turmoil. And two brave heroes of the Roman army face the challenge of their lives.
Simon Scarrow's DAY OF THE CAESARS is not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times
The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway.
All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game, and enlist the help of the one man in the Empire he can trust: Macro.
As the rebel force grows, legionaries and Praetorian Guards are moved like chess pieces by powerful and shadowy figures. A political game has created the ultimate military challenge. Can civil war be averted? The future of the empire is in Cato's hands...
IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!
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October 25, 2017
Many thanks to Headline Publishers and Netgalley for giving me a free copy to review. The release date for this book is 16th November 2017
‘I thought treason meant betraying your state. We’ve been betraying Rome for the best part of a hundred years, Sempronius. We betrayed our birth rig...
November 10, 2017
Macro and Cato return again, 16 books in and the boys have grown, matured and changed. The new relationship with Cato as superior is well embedded and Macro is starting to take on the mantle of the soldier coming to end of his career, jaded (well as much as Macro ever could be), and sick of...
January 06, 2018
Not very good, really. It starts well, but then gets bogged down into repetitive plotting and dialogue.
Many of the fight scenes are interesting for about half a page, then again, repetitive. Nothing much really revealed about how Romans fight.
Very episodic in parts, a somewhat clumsy assemblage o...
January 03, 2018
I always enjoy this series, and this time Cato and Macro are up to their necks in it in the streets of Rome. 3.5 stars. The Hb has 367 pages.
December 20, 2017
I think this may be my favourite addition to the series yet! For me, the best aspect of this series has not been the battles (don't get me wrong, I always really enjoy novels set in the Roman legions and Simon Scarrow is still the best writer of battle scenes I have encountered), the be...
December 06, 2017
I’m the first to admit that my favourites in this series have seen the boys out there on campaign sticking it to some horde of hairy-arsed barbarians – especially us Brits! The cloak and dagger stuff I’m not normally not quite so keen on but this one just got me from the start. How Cato hasn’t qu...
January 05, 2018
Rome is in turmoil, Emperor Claudius is dead and his adopted son, Nero, has been declared Emperor. However rumour has it that Claudius was poisioned by his wife/niece Aggripina to disinherit Claudius' natural son, Britannicus, in favour of her own son. As rebellion is in the air Prefect Cato is c...
December 22, 2017
I’ll open by saying I love the Macro/Cato series, Mr Scarrow has done a wonderful job putting the Boys in danger and having the find a way out. With the Boys coming back to Rome I was curious to see how they’d “participate” in the transition from Claudius to Nero/Britannicus. Have to say Mr. Scar...
February 03, 2018
Book 16! I can’t believs there have been so many! I’ve read the books since the beginning, and my favourites will always be the first 3. As always, Simon delivers a great story, a cleverly worked plot and Macro and Cato are brought to life brilliantly.
I have no qualms with the book, but I have on...
January 15, 2018
Yes, it's Number 16 in the never-ending saga of Macro and Cato and their adventures in ancient Rome.
There's more than just a certain sameness to this series, but damn! they're fun to read!
This time around Macro and Cato are out to save the honor of the new Emperor, guy named Nero, who next to Ca...