Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth

Rome The Eagle of the Twelfth They are known as the Legion of the DamnedThroughout the Roman Army the Twelfth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune It faces the harshest of postings the toughest of campaigns the most vicious

  • Title: Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth
  • Author: M.C. Scott
  • ISBN: 9780593065440
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • They are known as the Legion of the DamnedThroughout the Roman Army, the Twelfth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune It faces the harshest of postings, the toughest of campaigns, the most vicious of opponents For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining it will be a baptism of fire And yet, amid all of the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, he rThey are known as the Legion of the DamnedThroughout the Roman Army, the Twelfth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune It faces the harshest of postings, the toughest of campaigns, the most vicious of opponents For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining it will be a baptism of fire And yet, amid all of the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, he realizes he has discovered a vocation as a soldier and a leader of men He has come to love the Twelfth and all the bloody minded, dark hearted soldiers he calls his brothers.But just when he has found a place in the world, all that he cares about is ripped from him During the brutal Judaean campaign, the Hebrew army inflict defeat upon the legion not only decimating their ranks, but taking away their soul, the eagle.There is one final chance to save the legion s honour to steal back the eagle To do that, Demalion and his legionaries must go undercover into Jerusalem, into the very heart of their enemy where discovery will mean the worst of deaths if they are to recover their pride.And that, in itself, is a task worthy only of heroes.

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    1. M.C. Scott

      aka Manda ScottABOUT M.C SCOTTMC Scott qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow University and spent fifteen years in Newmarket and Cambridge specialising in anaesthesia and intensive care, before turning to writing as an alternative, less sleep deprived, profession Of the ten novels so far published, the first four were contemporary crime thrillers The first, Hen s Teeth was short listed for the Orange prize in 1997 the third, Stronger than Death was awarded an Arts Council of England prize for Literature and the fourth, No Good Deed , was nominated in the Best Crime Novel category of the prestigious US Edgar Awards in 2003.In 2001, the first of the internationally bestselling Boudica Dreaming series was published Boudica Dreaming the Eagle The last, Boudica Dreaming the Serpent Spear was published in 2006 Together, these four novels explore the life and times of Boudica, the war leader of the Eceni who lead the revolt against Rome in 61 AD.In 2007, The Crystal Skull was published a stand alone contemporary thriller with a Tudor thread, which visited the Mayan end of world concepts which suggest the world will end on 21 12 2012 and the myths and legends surrounding the thirteen crystal skulls which, when brought together, will either transcend the end of this age or bring it about.It has been translated into 23 different languages, from Slovenian and Slovakian to Chinese.The latest novel, Rome The Emperor s Spy , was published on 1st January 2010.This is a historical spy thriller set in the same universe as the Boudica cycle three of the surviving characters from the Boudica Dreaming books are key to the plot A faster, sharper, harder text which examines the early decades of Christianity, it concludes that the fire was lit by the man we have come to know as St Paul, who, as a Roman agent had been sent to bring the Hebrews into the Imperial fold, but who went native, and began to believe his own fiction.The Emperor s Spy is first in a series of at least four novels following the life of Sebastos Abdes Pantera, the spy known as the Leopard, and those who endeavour to help him.The sequel, Rome The Spy s Revenge, will be published in March 2011 The paperback of The Emperor s Spy will be released in January 2011M.C Scott runs shamanic dreaming workshops which teach the basis of the dreaming described in the Boudica series.


    1. Reread on 6/20/15. Third in M.C. Scott's four novels in her Rome series with Pantera the spy as protagonist. In this departure from the others, the hero is the young unwilling conscript, Demalion of Macedon, telling us his story of the last five years in the unlucky XII Legion : his basic training, bonding with the others in his contubernium, winter survival exercises against another legion to toughen the men. There are exciting heart-stopping battles and skirmishes against Parthians and against [...]

    2. I love the first two Rome books. I've given them both a well deserved 5 of 5 stars in reviews. What I need is to give them 9 of 10, I think, so that I have somewhere new to go with Eagle of the Twelfth for, while the first two novels are excellent, this one is outstanding and deserves a little extra credit.In a fresh, unusual, and most welcome move, Manda has taken the Rome series off at a tangent, though rather than forming a separate series along the new line, she has bent the original tales t [...]

    3. ROME: THE EAGLE OF THE TWELFTH by Manda ScottThere are times when you pick up a book with extreme reluctance when you are an author. Because you already know the writer personally.My friend Ruth Dudley Edwards has an easy answer to the dilemma of a friend giving her a book. With great politeness she will refuse, because she wouldn’t want to mislead her readers with a review that is not genuinely her opinion, and likewise wouldn’t want to offend a friend by giving an honestly sharp critique. [...]

    4. Review:There are many Roman era Historical Fiction books and authors on the market now and they explore differing facets of the Roman world and the roman army. What the majority of them have in common is that the culmination, the pièce de résistance of the story is the great battle, the pulling together of all the threads so the hero wins, or survives to fight another day over coming terrible odds. All this is what most of us readers want in a novel, something of great power and motivation, co [...]

    5. Just before reading this, I read Harry Sidebottom's Fire in the East, which I enjoyed because it was interesting and exciting -- in the way that an action movie is exciting -- but which suffered from certain flaws: the main one being that it read like a detached description of the engineering ins and outs of siege warfare. The characters were nothing more than two-dimensional and were there just to carry the plot. The death toll was enormous but you didn't care, because neither did the character [...]

    6. Demalion of Macedon accompanies Sebastos Panthera, a Roman spy, to Parthia but their mission is soon concluded. Then he is made to join the Twelfth Legion, notorious for its ill fortune, always facing the harshest of postings, the toughest of campaigns, the most vicious of opponents. Additionally, the Legion is also given a very bad, inexperienced commander - a politician not a soldier.However, amid all of the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, Demalion realizes he has discovered [...]

    7. The reputation of Rome’s Twelfth Legion is in tatters. Notorious for its defeats and famous for its unhappy postings, it is the last legion to which an ambitious young soldier of Rome would wish to be attached. When Demalion of Macedon, returning from a secret, dangerous assignment deep in the territory of the King of Kings of Parthia, is handed over to the unlucky Twelfth, you can feel his shoulders drop with the misery of it. And yet it is not too long before Demalion is ready to exchange hi [...]

    8. I've began reading Scott's Rome series last year. I liked the first book a lot, loved the second and believed nothing can surprise me in this series anymore.I thought wrong.Featuring new style, new voice and the newest addition to my ever-growing list of favourite literary characters - Demalion of Macedon: a reluctant soldier, a natural leader, a survivour, a loyal friend - this book is my favourite so far in this magnificent series.Though of the military fiction genre, this is not your typical [...]

    9. Eagle of the Twelfth is the third book in the Rome series but is a sort of prequel to Rome: The Emperor’s Spy and Rome: The Coming of the King and in it we meet the spy Pantera, star of the first two books. While he is a important character, this book focuses on Demalion, a young and somewhat reluctant legionary conscript. After surviving the perils and intrigues of the Parthian court with Pantera, Demalion is posted to the Twelfth legion.This is the worst legion in the East and its reputation [...]

    10. Once again, M.C Scott writes an absolutely superb book on the Roman Empire, following on, eventually, to her two previous books in the series. It was good to meet some of the main characters from books 1 & 2, and to meet new ones. Every part of the book is so believable, as M.C Scott researches well, and had the idea of a lost Roman Eagle from Rosemary Sutcliff's seminal novel, 'The Eagle of the Ninth'. Here's a taster from the back cover, "Throughout the Roman Army, the Twelfth Legion is no [...]

    11. I love Manda Scott and this latest Rome series didn't disappoint. I recommend her books to anyone into historical fiction. brilliant read!

    12. They are known as the Legion of The Damned…Throughout the Roman Army, the XIIth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune. It faces the harshest of postings, the toughest of campaigns, the most vicious of opponents. For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining will be a baptism of fire. And yet, amid the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, he realises he has discovered a vocation – as a soldier and a leader of men. He has come to love the XIIth and all the bloody-minded, dark- [...]

    13. 6 starsI am spinning this series out because once it's over I will be bereft. Manda Scott takes writing to an art form, for me at least. Luscious prose. Very emotive, beautiful writing, nothing wasted. Fabulous detail, wonderful action scenes. And yet Pantera remains an enigma, just as he should. I fall in love with her characters and never want to see them go. And they stay with me in my head.I know I will re-read all 8 volumes of these 2 connected series'. I wish there were more. If I had to n [...]

    14. Ok, so, way too military for me. First person perspective of these tough as nails legionaries killing other people, with little regard for life, including their own. The backdrop, the eastern Roman Empire in the time of Nero. War with Armenia/Parthia then the Jewish revolt.

    15. This is a brilliant book of life in the Roman legions in the Eastern Roman Empire roaming from Armenia and the wars there and the brutal siege of Jerusalem. It is from the perspective of Demalion of Macedonia, a reluctant conscript who longs for his life as a horse trader. We bond with Demalion as the members of this cohort become his family. And the battle frenzy and adrenaline of war is detailed as well as the pain, mud and blood of the battlefield. M.C. Scott is a gifted novelist - with great [...]

    16. War! Blood and dust! I hurried straight on to the next book in Manda Scott’s Rome series which, again, took me to a place I wasn’t expecting. Disconcertingly, after two novels focused on Pantera, we step away from him completely for much of this volume and instead follow Demalion of Macedon, a young horse-trader turned legionary in the XIIth Legion. If the first book centred on Rome and the second on Judea, this volume takes us to even more exotic regions: to Armenia and Hyrcania under the r [...]

    17. Manda Scott has built up quite a following with her Boudica & Rome series. I've found her sandal-ed James Bond a bit more fun than the neo-pagan celtic mist of her earlier books. This book is an odd one out. I think she was trying for a Simon Scarrow Legionnaire military procedural and there certainly is a market for that (and room for improvement- it's a genre that seems to collect truly dreadful writers). "Eagle of the Twelfth" has all the usual Scott cookie cutter characters - the handsom [...]

    18. There's a lot to enjoy in this fast-paced Roman romp. But there were some aspects that niggled. I'm not a fan of flowery language and this book falls into the historical fiction trap of using 'olden days' language. Some of the sentences are so awkwardly constructed that I had to read them several times to get the correct sense from them. These men were soldiers - I'm sure their language and thoughts would have been direct and to the point. The main character spends too long moping about and drea [...]

    19. While this is very much an entertaining read, it lacks the complexity and character development of a Conn Iggulden story, as had been advertised on its cover. I also found the story to be unbelievable at points as the main character was the lone survivor of multiple battles or accomplished feats there hadn't been any indications of him being capable of, such as when two-thirds of the way through the story he was all of a sudden an expert archer. This book's strength lies in it being a page turne [...]

    20. At first this did not seem to follow on properly from the other books. Pantera does not feature very much at all, much to my disappointment! However, after a good few chapters I enjoyed the story for what it was and was quite interested to see what would happen. As usual, with M. Scott, the descriptions of battles and characters etc is excellent and just before finishing Pantera finally arrived into the story to make an opening for the next book, which I look forward to reading and is already on [...]

    21. Won as part of a giveaway.The first 50-60 pages were a bit slow, to the point where I wondered if it was worth continuing. Once it all started to come together though, the story moved fast enough to maintain interest. Not overly descriptive, which I prefer and was more than enough to paint a plausible image of first century AD Syria and Jerusalem with the narrator.A lot like Valerio Massimo Manfredi's books. Would definitely read more from this author.

    22. A truly epic end to a fantastic trilogy. Every book kept me enthralled to the very end and wanting more. What I liked particularly about this last book in the trilogy is the author moves away from writing in the third person to the first. This was a move away in style from all the previous books, but in my opinion added to the texture of the tale in many ways. I certainly hope Manda Scott has more in store.

    23. I am writing this review a couple months after I read the book and I don't seem to have remembered much about the story. I think I might have read a few too many Roman books in a row and they've all started to blend. I did miss having Pantera as the narrator, seeing him from anothers perspective was interesting but I liked him driving the narrative instead. Unfortunately for me, books two and three never did live up to the wonderful first volume but a good trilogy overall.

    24. Another great novel by M C Scott in her Rome series. Sebastos Pantera is not as key a character as the previous two books, but he is around, and the new characters are just as well-written and enjoyable as usual. I have never read a book with so many battle sequences, and they are all incredibly exciting and almost exhausting. This is the definition of action-packed, a fantastic read if you like Roman historical adventures.

    25. Out East the Twelfth should really be named the XIIIth given its allocation of commander and campaigns. With a dwindling number the pride of regaining the Eagle towers over all other motives.We are plunged into 1st century Judea and Syria and its complexicon of relationships both personal and political.

    26. Whats it like to be a Roman spy? Whats it like to get posted to a legion with a bad reputation? Whats it like to train soldiers who dontwant to be there? Whats it like to fight in the front row of the shield wall? Whats it like to be captured by the enemy, loose the Eagle and then recapture it and your honour.Read this and find out for sure. A cracking good read for sure.

    27. “This is the last book of the series, I liked the book as it was pacy. It maintained the intrigue right till the end & the characters were quite identifiable with Roman history. Must get the the first 2 books & read, really loved it. ”

    28. I won this book thru the givaways. My first time reading a historical book like this, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. It was well written and I liked all the characters. I can't wait to read the other books.

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