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Death to the Emperor: The thrilling new Eagles of the Empire novel - Macro and Cato return!

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absolutely brilliant but now I'm sad I have to wait for the next one as this series has been phenomenal, Macro and Cato have been two of the best characters I've ever had the pleasure to read .

This book is set during the years AD 60/61, with Cato at one end and Macro at the other end of Britannia. I found the book was like wading through treacle, the background to the eventual rebellion could have been covered in one chapter but instead rolled on for quite a few. Cato is leading a Legion in Wales reluctantly whilst Macro now no longer a Legionary is in the reserves but defending Colchester.I have enjoyed reading this series and this is definitely one of the best and had a satisfying ending. Meanwhile, the more senior Cato, is also in Colchester 'resting' between appointments and happy to be with his new love, Claudia the Emperor's ex-mistress.

Claudia Acta the real life whore/mistress of Nero was never in Brittania and was still hanging around Nero’s palace in Rome in 64 and 65AD. When the Iceni can’t pay the taxes owed to the Empire it creates a chain of events which culminates in Macro and the inhabitants of Camulodunum having to make one last stand. By moving the major Roman army units away from southern England, the Romans inadvertently created the opening and window of opportunity for Boudica's rebellion.The Governor of Britannia has decided now is the time to try and defeat once and for all the troublesome hill tribes of Wales and also the druids who are based on Mona, or Anglesey. Far from being a peaceful northern enclave, Britannia is a seething mass of bitter rebels and unlikely alliances against the common enemy. Rome has long wanted to quell rebellious Britannia and put an end to the different tribes - including the Iceni. Well now that moment has arrived, I knew I had to read this novel, set in one of the events of British history I know so well. Meanwhile, Cato has been sent northwest to harry and conquer once and for all the Druids and their followers.

This book is one of 21 and when you come to the final page you will want the next episode which is now 22.

Now, Macro is retired from active service whilst Cato - who now has a family of his own - has risen in rank above that that Macro ever reached but is still firm friends with the latter.

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