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Day of the Caesars

Day of the Caesars

Scarrow, Simon

The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game, and enlist the help of the one man in the Empire he can trust: Macro. As the rebel force grows, legionaries and Praetorian Guards are moved like chess pieces by powerful and shadowy figures. A political game has created the ultimate military challenge. Can civil war be averted?

Book. English. Historical fiction. Historical.
Published London: Headline, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Simon Scarrow
ISBN: 1472213408, 9781472213402
Physical Description: 367 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Series: The return to Rome; The eagles of the Empire series ; XVI
Subject: Romans Great Britain Fiction.; Macro, Lucius Cornelius (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Cato, Quintus Licinius (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Great Britain History Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D. Fiction.; Rome Army Officers Fiction.
Series Title: Eagles of the Empire series XVI.; Return to Rome.