Simon Scarrow was born in Nigeria, but he now lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children. His passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he pursued his great love of history as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer of historical novels in 2005.
Simon’s Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000 and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and The Sword And The Scimitar, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century.
The Blood Crows – May 2014
For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia, but opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium. Tasked with leading a newly formed cavalry cohort into the heartland of Wales, they must destroy the growing resistance, but with Caratacus hatching increasingly ambitious plans and disorder threatening from within Macro and Cato’s own ranks, this final test will push the soldiers to their limits. If they do not emerge as victors, the Emperor Claudius’s rule may be at stake and the very foundations of the Roman Empire could be shattered irrevocably.
The Legion – July 2011
When the actions of a rebel gladiator in Egypt threaten the stability of the Roman Empire, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro know he must be stopped. The locals are holding the Romans responsible for the attacks and Ajax’s crew have been making along the coast and now Egypt is dangerously volatile. Tasked with tracking and defeating the renegade, Cato and Macro are soon hot on Ajax’s trail, determined to destroy the enemy, but will the strength of a psychotically fatalist gladiator and his new-found allies, hell-bent on destruction, defeat the Roman warriors?
Brothers in Blood – Oct 2014
The Roman Empire’s conquest of Britannia is under threat from within. A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army’s campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia’s native tribes. A treacherous agent’s mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way. Unwarned, the Prefect Cato and the Centurion Macro are with the Roman army pursuing Caratacus and his men through the mountains of Britannia. Defeating Caratacus seems within their grasp, but the plot against the two heroes threatens not only their military goals but also their lives.