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The Legion by Simon Scarrow
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Apr 20, 2012

really liked it
Read in February, 2012

Mr. Scarrow picked up the story from Gladiator by having Cato and Macro to Egypt track Ajax and his fellow survivors of the Cretan slave rebellion to Egypt. Having arrived in Egypt, Cato and Macro report their mission and are ordered to augment the 22nd Legion in preventing an invasion from Nubia.

As always Mr. Scarrow brings a lively story with excellent characters. Macro and Cato have come so far and we’re seeing their relationship where Cato is in command being cemented. Both of them seem more mature with the relationship than they did in Gladiator. Ajax has proven a capable foe in the past and in the Legion he continues to show this. His planning is excellent and his ruthlessness contributes to driving more out of Cato and Macro. This makes Ajax an excellent archrival for our heroes. Adding in secondary characters that are full of life and a story full of revenge and battles between pirates and legionaries and legionaries and Nubians makes this a solid 4 star read.

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