Day of the Caesars by Simon Scarrow

Day of the Caesars

AD 54. Claudius is dead. Rome is in turmoil. And two brave heroes of the Roman army face the challenge of their lives. Simon Scarrow's DAY OF THE CAESARS is not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' The TimesThe Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britann...

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Day of the Caesars Reviews

  • A Bald Mage** Steve

    Many thanks to Headline Publishers and Netgalley for giving me a free copy to review. The release date for this book is 16th November 2017

    ‘I thought treason meant betraying your state. We’ve been betraying Rome for the best part of a hundred years, Sempronius. We betrayed our birth right the moment we allowed the Caesars to pass Rome on from generation to generation as if it was a family heirloom'.

    I reviewed Simon Scarrow’s first novel recently and I really enjoyed it. It was full of

    Many thanks to Headline Publishers and Netgalley for giving me a free copy to review. The release date for this book is 16th November 2017

    ‘I thought treason meant betraying your state. We’ve been betraying Rome for the best part of a hundred years, Sempronius. We betrayed our birth right the moment we allowed the Caesars to pass Rome on from generation to generation as if it was a family heirloom'.

    I reviewed Simon Scarrow’s first novel recently and I really enjoyed it. It was full of action and there was plenty of bad language as well. The book bought two unlikely people together to become friends, so it was interesting for me to read this book which is the latest instalment in the Eagle series to see how far that relationship has progressed.

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  • Paul Skelding

    Another great addition to the series! I liked this one better than the last one and it ratcheted up the tension quite a lot for one of our main characters! I really didn't know which plot twist would lead where even though I had some good guesses, I was surprised and enjoyed finding out that I was wrong on more than 1 occasion. I hope to see more in the series.

  • Kate

    I always enjoy this series, and this time Cato and Macro are up to their necks in it in the streets of Rome. 3.5 stars. The Hb has 367 pages.

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  • Phil Murphy

    A much awaited return of the brotherhood of Cato and Macro. The plot of the story is tied together in true Scarrow fashion with clues and hints scattered throughout. It is refreshing to see the alternative development of both protagonists in their character, with Cato’s pent up anger directed at a cause being somewhat of a relief from the previous book. Although many events were somewhat predictable, I’m a sucker for it not going too far left field - I can’t cope! Any fans of Scarrow or even Rom

    A much awaited return of the brotherhood of Cato and Macro. The plot of the story is tied together in true Scarrow fashion with clues and hints scattered throughout. It is refreshing to see the alternative development of both protagonists in their character, with Cato’s pent up anger directed at a cause being somewhat of a relief from the previous book. Although many events were somewhat predictable, I’m a sucker for it not going too far left field - I can’t cope! Any fans of Scarrow or even Roman fiction will enjoy this novel but will need some context from the earlier books in the series. Thanks to Headline and Netgalley for a free copy to read and review

  • Robin Carter

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    Macro and Cato return again, 16 books in and the boys have grown, matured and changed. The new relationship with Cato as superior is well embedded and Macro is starting to take on the mantle of the soldier coming to end of his career, jaded (well as much as Macro ever could be), and sick of the politics and BS that defines how his life may end.

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  • Dilys Guthrie

    Amazing as always!

  • Charles Haworth

    This is good, Cato and Marco back in Rome as political life unravels as Nero starts his reign.

    It is a good fast moving plot and feels very much like a screenplay as actions move forward quickly and everything is quite straight forward bar figuring out who are the bad guys and who are good.

    The fight scenes are excellent, historically it feels accurate (without a Lindsey Davis level of detail) and Rome feels like a dangerous living city. It could have been 2 novels worth of plot for me, and it cou

    This is good, Cato and Marco back in Rome as political life unravels as Nero starts his reign.

    It is a good fast moving plot and feels very much like a screenplay as actions move forward quickly and everything is quite straight forward bar figuring out who are the bad guys and who are good.

    The fight scenes are excellent, historically it feels accurate (without a Lindsey Davis level of detail) and Rome feels like a dangerous living city. It could have been 2 novels worth of plot for me, and it could have gone more political - this is one of the most political times in Roman history and I think Cato would have ended up supporting someone or would have struggled without patronage.

    However a good romp well done, so a great quick read

  • Gordon Chambers

    Simon Scarriw, to my mind, is the ultimate author for historical fiction during the early period of Imperial Rome. Cato, devistated by the death of his wife, Julia, and Macro find themselves involved in the intrigue surrounding the death of Claudius and the succession of Nero. Cato's son, Lucious, becomes a pawn in the power struggle between the two rivals for the throne, and the two Imperial freemen Pallas and Narcissus. Brilliant story telling as always. Where

    Simon Scarriw, to my mind, is the ultimate author for historical fiction during the early period of Imperial Rome. Cato, devistated by the death of his wife, Julia, and Macro find themselves involved in the intrigue surrounding the death of Claudius and the succession of Nero. Cato's son, Lucious, becomes a pawn in the power struggle between the two rivals for the throne, and the two Imperial freemen Pallas and Narcissus. Brilliant story telling as always. Where will Macro and Cato go next?

  • Robert Klein

    This is a continuing series based on Roman history and has been extremely well written from the outset 16 books ago. I continue to enjoy the adventures of Cato and Macro and look forward to the next book.

  • Simon

    I’m the first to admit that my favourites in this series have seen the boys out there on campaign sticking it to some horde of hairy-arsed barbarians – especially us Brits! The cloak and dagger stuff I’m not normally not quite so keen on but this one just got me from the start. How Cato hasn’t quite lost his marbles completely is hard to fathom because Scarrow suddenly seems to have taken an extreme dislike to him and no amount of torture for him personally seems too much. In this we see more of

    I’m the first to admit that my favourites in this series have seen the boys out there on campaign sticking it to some horde of hairy-arsed barbarians – especially us Brits! The cloak and dagger stuff I’m not normally not quite so keen on but this one just got me from the start. How Cato hasn’t quite lost his marbles completely is hard to fathom because Scarrow suddenly seems to have taken an extreme dislike to him and no amount of torture for him personally seems too much. In this we see more of the development of Cato as a man, a harder edge, a more cynical side coming to the fore. But he’s still a genuine hero and a man of honour. Macro, well age is catching up on him but he’s still Macro and we wouldn’t have him any other way! Blunt, direct, violent but has he finally met his match in a woman?

    Our heroes are pitched into a Rome heaving with unrest following the death of the Emperor and Nero’s ascension to the purple. The whole place is seething with plot and counter plot and ready to erupt at any moment. Cato and Macro just want to be soldiers but Cato in particular is too valuable for either side to leave him alone and ghosts of the past come back to haunt him. It’s brilliant, fast-paced stuff with no quarter given or asked for and as usual Mr Keeble brings it to life in the manner to which we’ve become accustomed.

    Cato tries to think his way through while Macro takes his usual battering ram approach throughout. I do promise you will be cheering him during the “cliffhanger” scene towards the end! I don’t know how long Simon Scarrow plans to keep these two going but I’ll be following them to the end!


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