by 3 books in this series
These spy thrillers set in Ancient Rome follow Sebastos Pantera and his return from the cold of a mission in Britannia to spy for Emperor Nero. Rome is burning, and only Sebastos can save it.
#1 - Rome: The Emperor's Spy (Rome 1)
#1 - Rome: The Emperor's Spy (Rome 1)
From bestselling author MC Scott, a heady, fast-paced and exciting historical adventure full of religious and political tensions, passion and intrigue. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden.

“As exciting as Ben Hur, and far more accurate…” – The Independent.

“A gripping tale…” – Daily Mail.
“I was totally engrossed…” – Reader review.

AD 64:
Rome is burning. Only one man can save it.

The Emperor:
Nero, Emperor of Rome and feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn.

The Spy: Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm. He knows that if he doesn’t, his life – and that of thousands of others – is in terrible danger.

The Chariot Boy: Math, a young charioteer, subject to the wiles and schemes of the Emperor and the Spy.

Who will win this game, where death stalks the drivers – on the track and off it.
#2 - Rome
#2 - Rome
From the Sunday Times bestselling author Manda Scott, a high-octane, stirring and exciting historical adventure full of intrigue and action. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden.

"Intricately woven, cleverly plotted. Miss this at your peril!" -- BEN KANE

"Intelligent, historical...I was bereft when I turned the final page." -- ROBERT LOW
"A dazzling, wonderfully crafted tale. Spellbinding." -- GILES KRISTIAN
"Manda Scott's 'Rome' is fast becoming one of my favourite series. Highly recommended." -- ***** Reader review
"Definitely required reading for anyone interested in this phase of history, amongst others !!" -- ***** Reader review



Sebastos Pantera
, known to his many enemies as the Leopard and something of a lone wolf, is the spy the Emperor Nero uses only for the most challenging and important of missions. His next mission: to find the most dangerous man in Rome's empire and bring him to bloody justice.

His prey is cunning, subtle and ruthless. Saulos has pledged to bring about the destruction of Rome and her provinces and now fate, good luck and planning have given him the means to do so.

The brilliance of Saulos' plan will be difficult to combat, but Pantera has a new ally: a king in the making who could change the future of his people - a man he can finally trust. If they work together, they could bring a province back from the edge of ruin.

But first, they must attempt the impossible; an assault on an invulnerable fortress, where failure means death to them both.

The story continues in Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth. Have you read Rome: The Emperor's Spy, where the story begins?
#3 - Rome: The Eagle Of The Twelfth
#3 - Rome: The Eagle Of The Twelfth
From the Sunday Times bestselling author Manda Scott, a captivating, stirring and breath-taking historical adventure full of honour, loyalty and bravery. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden.

"A tale that shines like the Eagle at its heart. I suspect that no one else writes like M. C. Scott. I'm certain plenty wish they could." -- GILES KRISTIAN

"Enthralling...Gladiator meets Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in a baroque landscape." -- ROBERT LOWE

"Compulsive reading" -- ***** Reader review

"Truly consummate, well-written historical fiction" -- ***** Reader review



Throughout the Roman Army, the brutal XIIth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune. For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining it will be a baptism of fire. And yet, amid all of the violence and savagery of his life as a legionary, he will come to love the Twelfth and the bloody-minded, dark-hearted soldiers he calls his brothers.

But during the punishing Judaean campaign, the Hebrew army inflict a catastrophic defeat upon the legion - not only decimating their ranks, but taking away their soul - the eagle.

There is just one final chance to save the legion's honour - to steal it back. To do that, Demalion and his legionnaries must go undercover into Jerusalem, into the very heart of their enemy.

Recovering their pride is paramount but discovery will mean the worst of deaths...

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