• by Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the first century AD, the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders.


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Customer Reviews

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Great story

Listen to all the other audible books on the series the voice of the Macro and Cato didn't go well with them but I love this series and will read or listen to the rest. Scarrow is the best historical fiction author I have read. This was my least favorite of the series so far but I still loved it.
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- C Harlow

Good book, but a mediocre point in the series

I write this based on listening to the Abridged version, since there is not unabridged version. But you definitely blow past it pretty quick. The voice acting was acceptable, but not amazing. Previous audio books had superior voice acting with better attention to accents and more imagination.

Altogether, a decent read. But not something I'll listen to again unless blowing through the whole series.
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- Michael Bryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2012
  • Publisher: Headline Audiobooks