Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include: ARENA and INVADER, also co-written with T. J. Andrews; his novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, including THE BLOOD OF ROME and DAY OF THE CAESARS; SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta; HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War; four novels about the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte; and PLAYING WITH DEATH, a contemporary thriller written with Lee Francis.
T. J. Andrews was born near Barking Abbey and grew up in Essex, not far from the Ancient Roman garrison at Colchester. After several years in publishing he became a full-time writer. He lives in St Albans.