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The Eagle's Prophecy

Eagles of the Empire, Book 6
Written by: Simon Scarrow
Narrated by: Russell Boulter
Series: Eagles of the Empire, Book 6
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
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Publisher's Summary

If you don't know Simon Scarrow, you don't know Rome!

The Eagle's Prophecy is the powerful sixth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell.

The Adriatic Sea, AD 45. Cato and Macro, centurions of the Roman army, are horrified to learn that they face possible execution after the death of their commanding officer. Fortunately, the Emperor's secretary is willing to offer them an alternative: to join the marines and hunt down a band of brutal pirates who are decimating not only Rome's reputation, but also a critical supply chain.

As they discover the true horror of battle at sea, Macro and Cato must also remember their real mission: to recover from those pirates a set of scrolls that hold secrets vital to the future of the Roman Empire. Rome will do anything to get them back....

©2005 Simon Scarrow (P)2012 Headline Digital

What the critics say

"It's Spartacus meets Master and Commander in this rip-roaring, thoroughly entertaining tale of swashbuckling adventure from one of the most exciting writers in historical fiction." ( Brisbane News)
"Ferocious and compelling." ( Daily Express)

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well read and another hit by Simon Scarrow

again...another change of narrators which made it hard to follow. great book though! the new narrator did some good voice acting and was easy to follow and kept me engaged.

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I can't believe that Macro is from Scotland!

I can't believe that Macro is from Scotland! What a twist!
Why, oh why, can't I ever listen to a series where the publisher maintains some form of narrator to narrator consistency in a series. The same pronunciation of the main characters name would be a nice start. Why can't they sign a narrator for the whole series? ...although Jonathan Keeble only has so much time on his hands and can't read every book.

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  • Jean
  • 2016-03-21

Intrigue, treachery and lots of action

This is book six in the series. I have been able to read only episodes one and three as Audible does not carry the other volumes. The year is 45 AD; Centurions Marco and Cato are in Rome awaiting the results of an official investigation of the death of a fellow officer in Britain. Cato may face a death sentence. Imperial Secretary Narcissus sends Marco and Cato on a special mission to rescue an Imperial agent captured by Illyrian pirates and return the Delphic Scrolls the agent was carrying.

The book is well written, fast paced with lots of action and naval battles as well as land battles. Scarrow features the Roman Navy in this story including its structure of command as well as information about the type of ships used. Our Hero's fight side by side with the Roman Marines and learn techniques to fight aboard ships. Russell Boulter did a good job narrating the story. I wish the publisher's would stay with one narrator throughout the series.

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  • Linus
  • 2017-12-04

Regrettably the weakest in the series so far.<br />

Aside from the change in tone/performance, the story is lacking aswell. it's alright, not great.

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  • Bard M Jackson
  • 2019-05-07

voices all seem off

can't tell the difference in voices between the two main charcters. still fun listen thou

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  • GP
  • 2018-12-03

Great exciting story and a great performance.

I always enjoy the Macro and Cato stories. I read the previous books prior to this one. So this was my first audible one. I think the narrator did a fantastic job using distinctly different voices for the different characters. Lots of action and intrigue in this story.

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  • Jessica Perez-Baker
  • 2018-05-23

Awwsome

I absolutely love this series just as good as Conn Igleden and Bernard Cornwell. good read