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Eagles at War Eagles of Rome by Ben Kane
  

Eagles at War Eagles of Rome

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One of our Books of the Year 2015.

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 Conn Iggulden, Anthony Riches and Harry Sidebottom.

Reader Reviews

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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.' 

Synopsis

Eagles at War Eagles of Rome by Ben Kane

Only The Gods Can Save The Romans Now AD 9, Germania. East of the river Rhine, tribes hostile to Rome prepare a deadly ambush. Their leader is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, whose dream is to drive out the brutal invaders of his land. Pitted against him are veteran centurion Lucius Tullus and the Roman provincial governor, Varus. Together with three local legions, they leave their summer camp to begin the march back to the Roman forts on the Rhine. They have no idea that in the forests and bog of the Teutoburg, mud, slaughter and bloody death await... This is historical fiction at its best. (Sunday Express). Held me spellbound to its spectacular bloody end. (Manda Scott). Gripping, brutal, brilliant. (Giles Kristian).


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Reviews

'Military historical fiction at its best' Sunday Express

'Masterfully done' The Times

'You can bank on Kane to deliver an accurate version of events fictionalised with verve and served up with a large dose of bloody violence.' Sunday Sport

'Ben Kane has put himself at the top of the historical fiction writing tree, and with Eagles of War he has begun a new trilogy which will leave his fans eager for more' Western Mail

'Gripping, brutal and brilliant' -- Giles Kristian

'Ben Kane's ability to illustrate the major turning points in Roman history at the level where the blood gets shed is second to none, and in Eagles at War his ability to put believable characters into the heart of the battle is stronger than ever.' -- Tony Riches

'Ben Kane lifts the genre into a space all his own where honour and duty, love and hate, legions and tribes clash in spectacular, bloody, heart-breaking glory... I loved this book. It dragged me in on the first page, held me spellbound to the end and I can't wait for the next one. More!' -- Manda Scott

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

27th August 2015

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Ben Kane

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780099580744

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