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When the Eagle Hunts

(Eagle #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  5,349 Ratings  ·  126 Reviews
Simon Scarrow's brilliant adventure novels about the Roman army appear with stunning new covers.

After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 2003 by Headline (first published 2001)
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Feb 05, 2009 rated it did not like it
If you are a Simon Scarrow fan then please shield your eyes, this is not going to be pretty.
I can't believe it! I bought this book (and two others in the series) based purely on the good reviews left for it on goodreads. So what I can't believe is how it got them in the first place. This book is atrocious and it's no wonder that people can pick them up from bargain bins in supermarkets. I'm sure if I got a pair of scissors and cut out all the dialogue I may have myself a book that may be worth
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers..."

You'd think the II Legion Augusta would have had a easier ride hiking through the south-west of England. If you know about this side of the country, you'd know the stereotype - easy going, farmers, cider drinkers. Take out the first and third term, you wouldn't be far off the mark. The land is fertile and would provide land based food stuffs for the Roman forces, instead of relying on produce brought from overseas. A marching diet generally consist
Mayank Agarwal
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is by far the best book of the series yet. The book is about a pair of Roman legionaries and their adventures as army officers which include leading from the front to solo spy and rescue mission, the setting is Roman invasion of Briton. The book is perfect mixture of historical facts and creative embellishment, while the timeline, battle style and strategy are historically accurate, the adventure and the one on one fight are realistic and not mystically heroic, only the characters and plot ...more
Mark Harrison
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dastardly Druids have captured Roman citizens who they plan to burn alive. Marco and Cato are sent to attempt a rescue and must battle incredible odds aided by Marco's new girlfriend Boadicea. Yep it is far fetched and yes it stretches history I am sure but for a totally diverting thrill a page adventure look no further.
Finally a book in the Eagle series that didn't feel like a huge waste of time reading.
It has taken this far in to make me actually enjoy (slightly too strong a word) one and if I'm honest, if I hadn't been over-eager and bought all the books before having read any, I probably wouldn't have bothered with the series again.

This book can neatly be summed up as Macro & Cato versus some typically evil as hell Druid bastards who've captured some Romans - the family of General Plautius himself no le
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Si no hubiera sido por mis exámenes , estoy segura de que hubiera acabado este libro antes .

En este tomo podemos ver como el protagonista principal el optio Cato cada vez va evolucionando cada vez más y como cada vez tiene más sentido de la estrategia mejorando sus habilidades como soldado no solo en la lucha que es importante sino también a la hora de trazar planes como ha sido vital en este caso por una misión casi suicida que junto a Macro ha tenido que realizar . Sigue teniendo todavía sus
Deborah Pickstone
I saw on the jacket a comment from Bernard Cornwell that 'I just don't need this competition'. He's wrong; there is no competition, Scarrow is by far the better writer. Cornwell wrote the Arthur trilogy of which he can be justly proud - and nothing else of worth in all his many books. Scarrow writes with increasing confidence with each of these tales of Macro and Cato. I could wish he hadn't used Boudica as a character in this one in the way he did (and Prasutagas was a very odd confection) but ...more
-Cada vez más novela y menos Historia.-

Género. Novela histórica.

Lo que nos cuenta. La familia del general Plautio naufraga camino de encontrase con el patriarca en Britania y cae en manos de fuerzas hostiles a Roma, la logia de los druidas de la Luna Oscura. Además de enfrentarse a los grupos locales que tratan de detener el avance de las legiones, Cato y Macro se verán envueltos en el intento de rescate de los rehenes. Tercer libro de la serie de Quinto LicinioCato.

¿Quiere saber más de este li
Rui Gel
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continua a saga. Uma boa história e bem contada. Por vezes o ritmo é: hipnótico.
Obrigado, Simon.
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star, roman, historic
Wow! Definitely the best addition to the Macro/Cato series so far.

Throughout these epic novels, Scarrow seamlessly switches from the personal POV of Macro and Cato to the view point of the army as a whole, to the ongoing invasion of Britain, and back again without a glitch. It's very cleverly done and keeps you hanging on to every word. He doesn't bombard the reader with technicality or historical terms that might leave people like myself scratching their heads over it. I really admire his styl
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love the way that Scarrow ties in just the right amount of historical fact with creative license to ensure that the readers are left breathlessly waiting for more and to see what happens next. This book introduces Boudica, which fans of Roman or British history should recognize from the name alone and if you don't . . . well, GTS (Google that shit).

This, book three, was probably my favorite of the series so far. There was just the right combination of set piece large battles between Roman leg
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads
Excellent entry in this series, which finds Macro and Cato going on a suicide mission to rescue the general's wife and children before they are burnt alive by the Druids. Joining them on the hunt are Boudica, whom Macro has had a fling with, and her betrothed, the immense Prasutagus. Are they the historical Boudica and Prasutagus? Probably. A convenient bit of poetic liscence, but this is historical fiction, these things happen.

Simon Scarrow's books about the Roman Legion are full of accurate de
Robin Carter
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing

This series gets better with each new episode. Centurion Marco is one of the great's of historical-adventure-fiction- easily the equal of Sharpe, but with a great vein of humour thrown in. I'm extremely suprised that the author (Simon Scarrow) has never served in the British army as the "language" is highly authentic & most un-Roman. Macro is every corporal I've ever met! As an ex-squaddy I found huge parts of Roman military life uncannily similar to the modern bri
Juan Carlos
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Otra genial aventura de los inseparables Cato y Macro, que esta vez deben internarse en el peligroso territorio de los durotriges en Britania para rescatar a la familia del general Plautio, secuestrada por la misteriosa orden de los druidas de la Luna Oscura
Annemarie (The Book & the Owl)
Da der dritte Teil in Relation zu den ersten beiden relativ dünn ist, war ich recht schnell mit diesem durch. Es wird einfach immer besser. Vor allem passt die Geschichte momentan an einigen Stellen echt zu unserem Wetter. :D
Aber jetzt füttere ich euch erst einmal mit dem Klappentext...
Sie fürchten keine Schlacht!
Britannien, A.D. 44. Eisiger Frost lähmt die römische Invasion! Seit Monaten bringen verheerende Stürme den dringend benötigten Nachschub zum Erliegen. Von Hunger und Furcht geschwächt,
Mark Johnson
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun easy read

I last read this as a teenager and coming back to it over a decade later it's still the adventure I remember but perhaps a little more serious than I recall. Sure it's an easy read and hardly taxing but Scarrow provides just enough plot depth whilst maintaining a good pace that I'm left just wanting to read more and more. That's what good historical fiction is all about.
Francis Pellow
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
In an effort to clear some of the unread books on my shelves i picked up this book from the enjoyable Macro and Cato series. It continues the fun and pacey historical adventure from where it was left at the end of book 2 (which i read at least a year or so ago). Some of plot developments stretch believability a little too far but still it's a fun read.
I won't leave it so long to read book four in the series (also sat unwanted on my shelf for some time).
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read, but nods a fetidor

Truly a fun book. But it is sadly marred by enough typos to flunk an undergrad. Historical accuracy and perception, strong characters and good writing carried me through it. I'll read more in the series, but I hope an editor is found.
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love reading anything of Scarrow....His books are always easy to read. I have become more interested of the druids and have started to look for books on them...If anyone can recommend any books on them I would greatly appreciate it.....
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant series from the off, with engaging characters who take us in this book through the very earliest stages of the Roman conquest of Britain. Reviewing this series retrospectively, it is one of the best I have read and cannot put down!
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining story about the Roman invasion of England looking a bit at the culture of the druids. Good action interspersed with some character development for the two main protagonists.
Alison D
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once into it was a really good giving an insight as to how the Roman soldiers may have thought.
Connor Ludovissy
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
A rare book that improves on its predecessor in significant ways. A tighter plot and a likeable cast of characters go a long way.
Lee Curry
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy to follow

Brilliant gripped to the very end.
You get drawn into the story and struggle to put it down excellent read
John Roberts
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Tedious and predictable. I've moved on to another series by Bernard Cornwell.
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I was hoping for more of an insight into the way the Roman army lived and worked
Caralyn Rubli
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent. Lots of action. I wish it was longer. I would love to see a TV show based on the series.
Andrew “The Weirdling”
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Three books in to this series and I can't wait to start number four. I am enjoying the heck out of them and I'm glad there are so many more to enjoy.

In a way, the best part is the two protagonists. It's possible they could be stuck in the dumbest adventure ever and I'd probably still enjoy the heck out of it. That said, this was a great adventure. We get to see the protagonists off on their own a bit for the first time. We get introduced more fully to the realm of pre-Roman Britain in all its w
M.G. Mason
This third volume in Scarrow's Eagle series sees our two heroes, the central character Cato and his Centurion Macro, sent on a private mission to rescue the family of General Plautius. They have been captured by a group of outraged Druids who wish to trade them for a number of Druids held as POWs following the battle of Camulodunum.

The novel opens with the hapless pair at a banquet. Cato is being seduced by future warrior queen Boudicca. This I found a little bit incredulous. I know that Scarrow
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Emperor Claudius is determined to make good the conquest of Britain, but his supply fleet sleeps with the fishes. The only Romans to survive a wintry crossing of the (English) channel are one officer, one woman, and two small children. Drowning might have been a better fate for them, however, as on shore they fall into the hands of an incredibly gruesome and violent sect of Druids. Used as objects of ransom, the royal family is threatened with death-by-bonfire if Rome doesn’t meet the druidi ...more
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