Eagles of the Empire author to invade Moray

Simon Scarrow - No1 best selling author to visit Moray.
Simon Scarrow – No1 best selling author to visit Moray.

ONE OF THE most successful authors in the UK is set to visit Moray next month to talk about the latest book in his blockbuster series set in the Roman Empire.

Simon Scarrow is the creator of the ‘Eagles of the Empire’ series, which has seen 14 highly successful books from the first, Under the Eagle, in 2000.

Simon is visiting the Elgin Library on November 21 to talk about ‘Invictus’, the latest tale in the series that has captured the imagination. Invictus follows the soldiers of a Roman army patrol in a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile.

Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world. Two battle-scarred veterans of this army, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro, have survived years of campaigning in Britannia and have been recalled to Rome.

Their time in the teeming, dangerously political city is short, and soon they are travelling with the Praetorian Guard to Spain, a restless colony where simmering tension in the face of Roman rule is aggravated by bitter rivalry amongst the natives.

The challenges that face two old friends and their comrades in arms are unlike any they have seen before – in a land that declares itself unconquerable.

Simon Scarrow was born in Nigeria but these days can be found in Norfolk – his Eagles of the Empire series is set in the Roman Empire and covers the second invasion of Britain and subsequent long campaign.

His appearance at the Elgin Library is part of Book Week Scotland – the event is free but booking is essential as places are limited.

Tickets are available from Elgin library or the Waterstones store in Elgin or at https://secure.moray.gov.uk/eshop/home.php.

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