Simon Scarrow Books

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Simon Scarrow is a British author that writes historical fiction. Born in 1962 near Lagos, Nigeria, Scarrow attended the University of East Anglia, where he secured a Master’s Degree.

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Order of Berlin Wartime Thriller Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Blackout 2020 Description / Buy
2 Dead of Night 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Eagle Series

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1 Under the Eagle 2000 Description / Buy
2 The Eagle's Conquest 2001 Description / Buy
3 When the Eagle Hunts 2001 Description / Buy
4 The Eagle and the Wolves 2003 Description / Buy
5 The Eagle's Prey 2004 Description / Buy
6 The Eagle's Prophecy 2005 Description / Buy
7 The Zealot / The Eagle in the Sand 2006 Description / Buy
8 Centurion 2007 Description / Buy
9 The Gladiator 2009 Description / Buy
10 The Legion 2009 Description / Buy
11 Praetorian 2011 Description / Buy
12 The Blood Crows 2013 Description / Buy
13 Brothers in Blood 2014 Description / Buy
14 Britannia 2015 Description / Buy
15 Invictus 2016 Description / Buy
16 Day of the Caesars 2017 Description / Buy
17 The Blood of Rome 2018 Description / Buy
18 Traitors of Rome 2019 Description / Buy
19 The Emperor's Exile 2021 Description / Buy
20 The Honour of Rome 2021 Description / Buy
21 Death to the Emperor 2022 Description / Buy
22 Rebellion 2023 Description / Buy
23 Revenge of Rome 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Gladiator Series

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1 Fight for Freedom 2011 Description / Buy
2 Street Fighter 2012 Description / Buy
3 Son of Spartacus 2013 Description / Buy
4 Vengeance 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Invader Series with T.J. Andrews

# Read Title Published Details
1 Invader 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Invader Short Stories with T.J. Andrews

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1 Death Beach 2014 Description / Buy
2 Blood Enemy 2014 Description / Buy
3 Dark Blade 2014 Description / Buy
4 Imperial Agent 2015 Description / Buy
5 Sacrifice (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Pirata Series with T.J. Andrews

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1 The Black Flag (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
2 The Gates of Stone (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
3 Hunters of the Sea (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
4 Sea of Blood (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
5 The Pirate Chief (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
6 Pirata 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Revolution Quartet Series

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1 Young Bloods 2006 Description / Buy
2 The Generals 2007 Description / Buy
3 Fire and Sword 2009 Description / Buy
4 The Fields of Death 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Roman Arena Series with T.J. Andrews

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1 Barbarian (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
2 Challenger (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
3 First Sword 2013 Description / Buy
4 Arena 2013 Description / Buy
5 Revenge (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
6 Champion 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Warrior Series with T.J. Andrews

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1 The King in Rome 2022 Description / Buy
2 The Druids' Lair 2022 Description / Buy
3 The War Prince 2022 Description / Buy
4 Brothers of the Sword 2023 Description / Buy
5 Lord of War 2023 Description / Buy
6 Warrior 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Simon Scarrow Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Sword and Scimitar 2012 Description / Buy
2 Hearts of Stone 2015 Description / Buy
3 Playing With Death 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Simon Scarrow Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 Red Christmas (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
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His parents abandoned Nigeria as the Biafran War came to an end. They moved to Britain, Hong Kong, California, the Bahamas, and finally, the UK, where the author got his degree and diploma (Creative Writing).

Eventually, destiny took him to East Norfolk Sixth Form College and City College Norwich, where he worked as a teacher. This was after working as a toilet cleaner, accountant, and programmer.

Scarrow started telling stories at a young age. He doesn’t remember the first story he ever penned. But he has spoken of the stories he would tell as an 8-year-old.

All the kids took turns telling stories. But they would always sit quietly when it was his turn. And when he couldn’t finish a story, the other kids would return the next night to find out what happened.

This told the author that he was a talented storyteller. Scarrow was not a consistent reader during that period. But he remembers the first book that hooked him.

Illness kept him home on one random day. After taking a two-year break from reading, the author found ‘The Wolfen’ by Whitley Strieber. His older brother had taken the novel from the library. Even though it scared the author, he finished it in one sitting.

In the years that followed, the author’s tastes transformed. He developed a fascination for the likes of Shakespeare and Philip K. Dick. Scarrow did not intend to become a highly successful author.

In fact, he never noticed that his renown was slowly growing until he attained success. When he looked back, the long gradual journey he had undertaken amazed him.

The author writes historical fiction because he loves history. He grew up reading Cornwell and Sutcliff. As a burgeoning author, he made the mistake of trying to write commercially.

Scarrow would visit bookshops to see what was popular. But his attempts to recreate those books ended in failure. Eventually, the author realized he was better off writing what he wanted to read.

This paved the way for the many books on ancient Rome the author has written. Scarrow is often surprised by the diversity he encounters among his readers.

He assumed that his books would only appeal to bored individuals with a passing interest in history. He was amazed to realize that male and female readers of all ages loved his work.

That being said, Scarrow doesn’t try to appeal to everyone. He endeavors to stay true to his vision.

Simon Scarrow Awards

Scarrow’s work has received a Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award nomination. He has also won the III Barcino International Historical Novel Award.

Best Simon Scarrow Awards

Peanut butter sandwiches and scotch whiskey on the rocks occasionally accompany the author’s reading and writing sessions. Scarrow’s best books include:

Under The Eagle: 42 AD is not a good year for Cato. The Second Legion in Germany is the toughest the Roman army has to offer, and Cato is their newest member. Already, people don’t like him. Although, this time around, his bookish ways are not the problem.

Because of his imperial connections, Cato is now second-in-command to Macro. Macro is a difficult man to please. No other soldier is more courageous or battle-scarred than the centurion.

Cato must go above and beyond to prove himself. The road ahead won’t be easy. The Legion has been tasked with journeying into Britain, a land of wanton barbarity.

Soon enough, it will fall on Cato and Macro’s shoulders to upend a conspiracy against their emperor.

The Eagle’s Conquest: Macro expected challenges when he ventured onto British soil. But nothing prepared his men for the opposition they would face. The skirmishes were bloody and the enemy unyielding.

Despite their superior tactics, the Roman Army did not have the numbers to overwhelm their foe. But the emperor had no patience for excuses. Macro’s objective was clear. He had to crush the Britons before they grew too strong.

If that wasn’t problematic enough, someone was plotting against the emperor. Plans had been made to assassinate him the moment he arrived in Britain.

When Does The Next Simon Scarrow book come out?

The next book by Simon Scarrow is Revenge of Rome and will be released on October, 24th 2024. It is the newest book in the Eagle Series.

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