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Eagles at War: (Eagles of Rome 1) by Ben Kane
  

Eagles at War: (Eagles of Rome 1)

Part of the Eagles of Rome Series
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May 2015 Book of the Month.

Having given us Hannibal and Spartacus, this excellent historical adventure author now features an experienced Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, and places him against the German tribesmen of the Rhine (AD9) in the battle of Teutoburg Forest, one of the greatest defeats Rome ever suffered. A trap is set and the final march, battle and conclusion are very powerfully written. With horrendous scenes of slaughter and close shaves for our hero, this is almost impossible to put down. It begins a trilogy. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Ben Kane you might also like to read books by Harry Sidebottom, Anthony Riches and Conn Iggulden.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Ben Kane has been hailed as the rising star of historical fiction by Wilbur Smith, a writer who recognises a top-drawer tale when he reads one. Kane doesn’t simply research, he lives the role of his characters and has earned his plaudits the hard way, following Spartacus’ trail across Italy and trudging from Capua to Rome in full Roman regalia. This first novel in a proposed trilogy centres on the leg-ions’ fateful defeat in Germany, transporting readers to the site and immersing them in the tumult of battle to the extent that one can say ‘I was there’. A remarkable achievement.
~ Paul Roland

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  • Helen Jones - 'This is the first book I have read by Ben Kane and I certainly want to read more.'
  • Rebecca Cockeram - 'Exciting and interesting novel.'
  • Maggie Patterson - 'The excellent first book of a trilogy. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one.'
  • Jo-anne Atkinson - 'Meticulously detailed and researched but with a relentless narrative, this is top historical fiction.'
  • Pam Kennedy - 'Loved this book. I feel like I have been on a marathon...Only twice in my life have I been affected in the way that this book affected me. At the end my heart was racing.'
  • Mary Gibson - 'Whilst not the sort of novel I normally read, I was drawn into the narrative by the author's impeccable research.'
  • Angie Rhodes - 'In chilling detail, the story unfolds, plenty of battles, double crossing and friendship, keeps the reader turning the pages.'
  • Cherrill Deans - 'Hot and cold revenge – a book about betrayal...This is a big story, very well told, and I loved it.'
  • Jennifer Moville - 'The language and the fabulous descriptions in the book has given the author the right to draw you into the book...A book to get your teeth into.'
  • Carolyn Huckfield - 'I enjoyed sharing this adventure, actually based around real events. The story is fast paced and it is very violent in parts because you are with an army fighting barbarians.' 

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Synopsis

Eagles at War: (Eagles of Rome 1) by Ben Kane

This book is based on real historical events a time for Vengeance Ad 9. Germania: Close to the Rhine, a Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol. On the opposite side of the river, German tribes are resentful of the harsh taxes imposed upon them. Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men's survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership. A Time for War: What neither Tullus nor the Roman Governor Varus realise is that ranged against them is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, who has long been plotting to drive the Romans from the tribal lands east of the Rhine. A Time to Die; As Varus' legions prepare to leave their summer encampment, thousands of warriors - directed by Arminius - are massing nearby. Eager to throw off the Roman yoke, the tribesmen prepare a deadly ambush. Only the gods can save the Romans now...


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Reviews

'Who is the rising star of historical fiction? I say Ben Kane' Wilbur Smith

'Gritty, passionate and violent ... a thrilling page-turner.' Steven Pressfield

'You feel the ground tremble beneath the phalanxes, hear the battle cries of the legions, smell the carnage of war.' Giles Christian

About the Author

Ben Kane

Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin, and after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. He now lives in North Somerset with his wife and family.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd April 2015

Author

Ben Kane

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Publisher

Preface Publishing an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Books of the Month

Historical fiction

ISBN

9781848094048

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