It's AD 44. Macro and newly appointed centurion Cato are ordered to provide Verica, ruler of the Atrebatans, with an army. But despite the Atrebatans' official allegiance to Rome, open revolt is brewing, for many want to resist the Roman invaders. Macro and Cato must win the loyalty of the disgruntled levies, and they face the greatest test of their army careers as only they stand between the destiny of Rome and bloody defeat...
|Isis Audio Books; 2003
In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders. When Parthia hears of the Roman army's presence, it starts amassing its troops for war.Macro's cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.
DEATH TO THE EMPEROR
It is AD 60. The hard-won province of Britannia is a thorn in the side of the Roman Empire, its tribes swift to anger, and relentless in their bloody harassment of the Roman military. Far from being a peaceful northern enclave, Britannia is a seething mass of bitter rebels and unlikely alliances against the common enemy. Corruption amongst greedy officials diverts resources from the locals who need them. For the military, it's a never-ending fight to maintain a fragile peace. Now it's time to quell the most dangerous enemy tribes. Two of Rome's finest commanders - Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro - are charged with a mission as deadly as any they have faced in their long careers. Can they win the day, or could this be the last battle?
THE EAGLE IN THE SAND
AD 46. Roman centurions Cato and Macro have been posted to Judaea to restore the loyalty of the officers. But Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up trouble amongst the religious followers of Jehoshua and preaching violent opposition to Rome. As the revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever.
THE EAGLE'S PREY
Britannia, AD 44. The time has come to claim Britain for the Empire. Centurions Cato and Macro are preparing for the final battle. The British savages will surely stand no chance against the might of the unstoppable Roman army. But veteran Macro is having doubts about the promised ease of their success. Will they be victorious - or will the battle cost more than they could ever imagine?
THE EAGLE'S PROPHECY
Centurions Macro and Cato, dismissed from the Second Legion in Britain, are trapped in Rome. But then the imperial secretary, the devious Narcissus, makes them an offer they can't refuse - to recover from pirates a set of scrolls that hold secrets vital to the future of the Roman Empire. Rome will do anything to get them back...
THE FIELDS OF DEATH
1809. Viscount Wellington and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte have made their mark as military commanders. Lifelong enemies, they both believe their armies are strong enough to destroy any rival. But in war victory can never be certain. With Napoleon's power waning, the newly titled Duke of Wellington is perfectly placed to crush the tyrant. But his enemy refuses to surrender, and so the two giants must face a final reckoning on the bloody battlefield of Waterloo....
FIRE AND SWORD
1804. After defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar, Napoleon Bonaparte wins victory against Austria at Austerlitz. But he is yet to triumph over his most hated enemy: Great Britain. Arthur Wellesley throws himself into the British campaign in Europe, in a series of triumphant battles in Portugal and Spain. His victories suggest that Napoleon's progress is not inexorable: freedom can be restored... Book 3 of the Wellington and Napoleon series.
In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. But he must restore order in France and find victory over England. Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington is determined to end France's domination of Europe. Both Wellesley and Napoleon intend to win - whatever the cost. Who will ultimately succeed? Book 2 of the Wellington and Napoleon series.
AD 48. Roman Centurions Cato and Macro are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign, but are shipwrecked when an earthquake strikes the island of Crete. Struggling ashore they discover panic, devastation and a slave revolt. Led by a gladiator called Ajax, the slaves are driven by a bloodthirsty desire for revenge. Taking control of the local garrison, Cato and Macro must save the province, before the rebellion can threaten the Empire itself...
Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. The red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy. As the two mighty Empires embark on a bloody duel, Wesley and Napolean Bonaparte prepare to face a sworn enemy, unaware that the fate of Europe will one day lie in their hands... Book 1 of the Wellington and Napoleon series.