Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow
Date Finished: 2011
Under the Eagle is the first in the Eagle Series by Simon Scarrow. The series is centred around Quintus Licinius Cato and his exploits in the Second Roman Legion. In this first book Cato joins up with the second legion and has a hard time adjusting to the difficult life on the legions. This book is really well written and blends in historical fact with exciting fiction. The fight scenes are written to perfection and show the ruthless efficiency of the roman war machine. It also details what life in the legions entailed, including the training. This book is a brilliant start to the series and I can’t wait to get on and read the rest of the series!
Reviewed by Specs o-o