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The Eagle's Prophecy by Simon Scarrow
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Sep 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

Back on the march with Centurions Macro and Cato, or at least would be if they hadn't been temporarily assigned to the marines to deal with a spot of piracy, after being sent home from Britain with a bit of a cloud hanging over them. I must say there is an extent to which credulity is being stretched to breaking point here with our two heroes just being in the right place at the right time to take part in all of Rome's significant conflicts at that time... But it is still a "rattling good read" and, en route tries to raise issues regarding the "moral authority" of the empire in dealing with the pirates... Which could also be asked of the American Empire (including its 51st State - the UK) in its dealings with pirates, terrorists and states regarded as being part of the Axis of evil.

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