The Blood Crows : Eagles of the Empire

  • by Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: Eagles of the Empire
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If you don't know Simon Scarrow, you don't know Rome!
The Blood Crows is the enthralling twelfth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. A must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell.
Britannia, AD 51. For nearly a decade, the Roman Empire has fought to assert its hold over Britannia. But relentless opposition from native tribes led by the fanatical King Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are dispatched from Rome to aid the campaign. Placed in command of an outpost in the remote western mountains, they face a challenge even more deadly than the unremitting attacks of barbarian forces.
For they must wrench control of the fort from Centurion Quertus, a man who wages a savage personal war and inspires a loyalty in his men above their bond with Rome. With dangerous enemies on both sides, Cato and Macro face the fight of their lives to bring peace to the most perilous frontier in Europe.


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Customer Reviews

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Macro Economics Means No Diminishing Returns!

Being honest I was a little concerned after reading the previous book in the series that it was heading on a downward path and getting bogged down somewhat. I'm a daft old bugger though because this is Macro, Cato, Scarrow and Keeble, one of the best combinations on Audible.

If I was right to have a few doubts then they were totally blown away by The Blood Crows. It's full of action and adventure and builds intelligently on the earlier books set in Britain. Jonathan Keeble brings it all to life as only he can and all is right again in the world. This may even be my favourite Macro and Cato adventure yet.

Macro and Cato - The Eagles of the Empire - quite simply one of the best long-running historical series I have come across. Long may they continue!
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- Simon

Macro & Cato at their Best!

Where does The Blood Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

AS far as historical novels go this is the best I have listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the depth within Cato's character. He is ruthless but shows some empathy to the people he is often forced to kill

What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The battle scenes are really brought to life with the speed change in the narrators voice

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

Having read a lot of Simon Scarrow's work I was already a fan , but listening to the story rather than reading gave it a third dimension.

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-10-2013
  • Publisher: Headline Digital