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Eagle in the Snow

(1970)
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Banished to the Empire’s farthest outpost, veteran warrior Paulinus Maximus defends The Wall of Britannia from the constant onslaught of belligerent barbarian tribes. Bravery, loyalty, experience, and success lead to Maximus’ appointment as "General of the West" by the Roman emperor, the ambition of a lifetime. But with the title comes a caveat: Maximus needs to muster and command a single legion to defend the perilous Rhine frontier.

On the opposite side of the Rhine River, tribal nations are uniting; hundreds of thousands mass in preparation for the conquest of Gaul, and from there, a sweep down into Rome itself. Only a wide river and a wily general keep them in check.

With discipline, deception, persuasion, and surprise, Maximus holds the line against an increasingly desperate and innumerable foe. Friends, allies, and even enemies urge Maximus to proclaim himself emperor. He refuses, bound by an oath of duty, honor, and sacrifice to Rome, a city he has never seen. But then circumstance intervenes. Now, Maximus will accept the purple robe of emperor, if his scrappy legion can deliver this last crucial victory against insurmountable odds. The very fate of Rome hangs in the balance.

Combining the brilliantly realized battle action of Gates of Fire and the masterful characterization of Mary Renault’s The Last of the Wine, Eagle in the Snow is nothing less than the novel of the fall of the Roman empire.


 
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Hardback Editions

August 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Eagle in the Snow: General Maximus and Rome's Last Stand
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 0-297-64561-7 / 978-0-297-64561-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Eagle in the Snow: A Novel of General Maximus and Rome's Last Stand
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 1-59071-011-8 / 978-1-59071-011-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rugged Land
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February 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 0-575-00401-0 / 978-0-575-00401-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 1-84212-519-2 / 978-1-84212-519-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 1-59071-020-7 / 978-1-59071-020-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rugged Land
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September 1971 : UK Paperback
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 0-7221-1853-8 / 978-0-7221-1853-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

2006 : UK Audio CD
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 1-4056-7385-0 / 978-1-4056-7385-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chives Audio Books
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April 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
ISBN: 0-7540-9707-2 / 978-0-7540-9707-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Eagle in the Snow
Author(s): Wallace Breem
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   



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