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Simon Scarrow


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January 01, 1962

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Simon Scarrow is a UK-based author, born in Nigeria, and now living in Norfolk. He completed a master's degree at the University of East Anglia, and, after working at the Inland Revenue, went into teaching as a lecturer at City College, Norwich.

He is best known for his "Eagle" series. This is Roman empire military fiction, starting with the second invasion of Britain, and continuing with subsequent adventures in every corner of the empire. The stories are told through the eyes of two centurions, Macro and Cato. To date there are eighteen books in the series.

Scarrow has also written a series of four novels on the Napoleonic wars, focusing on the lives of Wellington and Napoleon.
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Average rating: 4.22 · 112,155 ratings · 4,596 reviews · 120 distinct worksSimilar authors
Under the Eagle (Eagle, #1)

4.09 avg rating — 12,946 ratings — published 2000 — 66 editions
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The Eagle's Conquest (Eagle...

4.19 avg rating — 7,688 ratings — published 2001 — 57 editions
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When the Eagle Hunts (Eagle...

4.22 avg rating — 7,358 ratings — published 2002 — 55 editions
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The Eagle and the Wolves (E...

4.25 avg rating — 6,360 ratings — published 2003 — 52 editions
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Centurion (Eagle, #8)

4.24 avg rating — 5,854 ratings — published 2007 — 49 editions
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The Eagle's Prey (Eagle, #5)

4.27 avg rating — 5,500 ratings — published 2004 — 52 editions
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The Eagle's Prophecy (Eagle...

4.25 avg rating — 5,087 ratings — published 2005 — 40 editions
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The Eagle in the Sand (Eagl...

4.23 avg rating — 4,780 ratings — published 2006 — 41 editions
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The Gladiator (Eagle, #9)

4.21 avg rating — 4,660 ratings — published 2009 — 54 editions
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The Legion (Eagle, #10)

4.28 avg rating — 4,351 ratings — published 2009 — 43 editions
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Under the Eagle The Eagle's Conquest When the Eagle Hunts The Eagle and the Wolves The Eagle's Prey The Eagle's Prophecy The Eagle in the Sand
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“You cannot teach a man how to forget fear. It is a rare quality”
Simon Scarrow, Arena

“We get what fate deals out to us, lad. And we have no choice about how we handle it.’
Cato smiled. ‘What’s this? Philosophy?’
‘Experience, lad. Much better.”
Simon Scarrow, Invictus

“What is the value of being a criminal investigator in a state run by criminals ?”
Simon Scarrow, Blackout

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