Search Results: "Simon Scarrow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE’S CONQUEST by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2002

"Good, clean, intelligent fun—even the frequent anachronisms (e.g., ancient Romans exclaiming 'Bloody marvelous!') can't spoil the show. (N.B.: Caratacus escapes. Prepare for another installment.)"
The continuation of Scarrow's Under the Eagle (2001) follows the adventures of Roman Centurion Macro as he defends himself against friend and foe alike during the invasion of Britain in A.D. 43. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE’S PROPHECY by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2006

"Scarrow again provides a vivid sense of history and several believable scenes of maritime action, and his righteous but flawed protagonists are winning heroes."
In their sixth adventure (The Eagle's Prey, 2005, etc.), centurion comrades Cato and Macro go to sea to recapture stolen scrolls invaluable to the emperor Claudius. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE’S PREY by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2005

"Fifth series entry deftly balances gritty action with complex battle strategy and ancient historical detail. Scarrow has carved out a unique niche."
Further battlefield adventures of the ancient Roman centurions Macro and Cato. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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FIGHT FOR FREEDOM by Simon Scarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Marcus' exciting journey as a Roman slave and the unfolding of secrets and fortunes will have readers racing through the pages and eagerly anticipating the sequel, Street Fighter. (Historical adventure. 10-14)"
When his father, a former Roman centurion, is murdered, 10-year-old Marcus Cornelius Primus is enslaved and forced into training as a gladiator, and his mother, a former slave, is returned to slavery. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2004

"An account of war and religious fanaticism with plenty of spice, though not up to the adventure level of the first two."
Third installment in Scarrow's saga of Roman centurion Macro (The Eagle's Conquest, 2002, etc.), who rose from obscurity to command legionaries in an obscure outpost of the Empire known as Britain. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE EAGLE by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"A warmly welcome sequel looks assured."
A British high-school history teacher goes down, down, down into the world of Roman legions attacking Britain, getting into fine military nitty-gritty.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >