Posts tagged with 'historical fiction'

Futurebook interview with Simon

Posted on November 27, 2014, tagged Futurebook, Simon Scarrow, cato and macro, historical fiction, mobile game

Simon has been interviewed by Futurebook’s Porter Anderson about the new Cato and Macro mobile game. In this fascinating and insightful piece, he discusses, among many other things, the challenges of getting young people into reading, and how he hopes …

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Archive Author Note: THE LEGION

Posted on October 11, 2014, tagged Author Note, Rome, Simon Scarrow, The Legion, cato and macro, historical fiction

In this note, Simon looks at the history that inspired Cato and Macro’s tenth adventure, The Legion… The Roman province of Egypt was one of the most vital assets of the empire. Rome had been interested in Egypt long before Octavian (who later adopted …

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Waterstones Simon Scarrow Blog: BROTHERS IN BLOOD

Posted on October 9, 2014, tagged Simon Scarrow, Waterstones, brothers in blood, cato and macro, historical fiction

Simon has written an exlcusive piece for the Waterstones blog, in which he discusses Cato and Macro’s story so far and his inspiration for Brothers in Blood. “If Brothers in Blood serves any purpose besides entertaining readers of historical fiction, i …

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BROTHERS IN BLOOD – OUT NOW!

Posted on October 9, 2014, tagged Rome, Simon Scarrow, brothers in blood, cato and macro, historical fiction

The wait is finally over: BROTHERS IN BLOOD is out now! The latest Cato and Macro adventure sees our heroes defending the Roman Empire’s conquest of Britannia from a threat from within… A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tort …

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Gallery: Centurion Macro’s classic quotes

Posted on October 7, 2014, tagged Macro, brothers in blood, cato and macro, historical fiction, history, sword

Everyone knows that Centurion Macro isn’t the most sensitive of souls. In fact, he’s at his happiest when he’s out on the battlefield giving his enemies a good kicking and then celebrating with a barrel or two of wine. At almost 300 pounds, stocky and …

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Sneak peek: BROTHERS IN BLOOD

Posted on September 27, 2014, tagged Rome, Simon Scarrow, brothers in blood, cato and macro, historical fiction

Excited for the new Cato and Macro adventure? Here’s something to whet your appetite even further, as we take an exclusive look at a scene from Brothers in Blood in which a very fired-up Macro is about to lead his men into battle… The ache in Macro’s …

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Archive Author Note: THE GLADIATOR

Posted on September 25, 2014, tagged Simon Scarrow, cato and macro, gladiator, historical fiction

Simon explains some of the historical detail behind Cato and Macro book nine, THE GLADIATOR… This novel began life on a trip to Crete a few years back. Having exhausted the obvious list of ancient Greek sites, I took the opportunity to explore the re …

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Archive Interview: A Q&A from PRAETORIAN

Posted on September 16, 2014, tagged Cato, Macro, Praetorian, Rome, Simon Scarrow, historical fiction, interview

In this interview, Simon discusses one of his previous Cato and Macro adventures: PRAETORIAN… How do you begin your research for each book? What discovery particularly surprised you in the course of your research for Praetorian? The starting place for …

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Cover reveal: BROTHERS IN BLOOD

Posted on August 20, 2014, tagged Rome, Simon Scarrow, brothers in blood, historical fiction, new books

The new Cato and Macro novel, BROTHERS IN BLOOD, is coming soon… Available in hardback and ebook from the 9th of October.

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Author Note: THE BLOOD CROWS

Posted on June 12, 2014, tagged Cato, Macro, Simon Scarrow, blood crows, historical fiction

Here are Simon’s notes on the historical details behind THE BLOOD CROWS. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers, but if you really don’t want to find anything out before you read THE BLOOD CROWS then look away now! History books often refer to the Claudian …

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