Shadow of the Eagle
Will Britain take him in... or mark him as its enemy?
'A brilliantly realised world of Imperial ambition and native resistance' Simon Scarrow
'Wonderful, distinct characters ... this is a terrific read' Conn Iggulden
Faustus Valerianus is the son of a Roman father and a British mother, a captive sold among the spoils after Claudius’s invasion.
Now both parents have died within a month of each other, and so he sells the family farm and enlists, joining legendary general Agricola’s campaign to conquer the entirety of the British Isles culminating in a devastating battle amongst Caledonia's dark mountains.
But Faustus will have to contend with more than ferocious British warriors and whip-cracking elements. For the bonds of blood can weigh heavy on one’s soul. The call of his mother’s true people. His father’s restless shadow. Faustus must carry them with him…
A deeply moving, gripping, epic historical drama, perfect for fans of Rosemary Sutcliff, Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow.
Praise for Shadow of the Eagle
'Faustus is a fascinating character and it’s a treat to see how he negotiates the challenges he faces. His duties in the service of Rome comprise a truly Faustian pact!' Simon Scarrow
'I adored Faustus and Constantia in particular. Great sense of humour throughout. This is a terrific read' Conn Iggulden
'I only need one word to describe this stunning novel: masterful' Anthony Riches, Sunday Times bestselling author of Wounds of Honour
‘Blood, steel, honour, and a deep and gripping tale of the Roman army on the frontier of the empire. Hunter has created an instant classic' S J A Turney, author of the Marius' Mules series
'A haunting, historical epic' Gordon Doherty, author of Sons of Rome
'Enthralling and authentic historical roman fiction, that brings the period alive and keeps you turning the page' Alex Gough, author of Emperor's Sword