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Hunting the Eagles Eagles of Rome by Ben Kane
  

Hunting the Eagles Eagles of Rome

Part of the Eagles of Rome Series
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April 2016 Book of the Month.

A truly wonderful and ferocious slice of historical fiction, this is the second in the ‘Eagles of Rome’ series and takes place from AD 12. I really do recommend starting this reading adventure withEagles at War before moving on to ‘Hunting the Eagles’. Fair, steadfast and honourable Tullus still has nightmares about the catastrophic defeat the Romans suffered in Germania, and he thirsts for revenge. Ben Kane writes on an epic scale, yet adds to the vivid brutal reality of the times using seemingly small yet vital details. The descriptions of warcraft, of the logistical support, and the field of battle are intensely sharp and dynamic. By setting characters in place from both sides, and using facts and people recorded in history, this tale brilliantly and vibrantly comes to life. Striking, full of information, yet beautifully readable, this is a real treat. ~ Liz Robinson

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

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, Eagles of Rome.  You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • 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

Hunting the Eagles Eagles of Rome by Ben Kane

From 'the rising star of historical fiction' (Wilbur Smith) a new Eagles of Rome novel, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Eagles at War. AN ARMY DEFEATED - AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania. Although the bones of 15,000 soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest, not all the Romans were slain in the bloody ambush. A CENTURION OUT FOR VENGEANCE - Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, who is gathering thousands of hostile tribesmen, and determined to crush the Romans for a second time. AN EAGLE RECOVERED - The eagle belonging to Tullus' old legion is still in enemy hands, but as the Romans' reprisals take their army deep into German tribal lands, he remains convinced that it is within reach. But Arminius and his warriors are perilously close. As battle begins, Tullus and his comrades know they must fight as never before - just to stay alive...


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'The portrayal of the characters was sublime. Totally believable. The battle scenes were vivid and were very real in the telling. It was like being there, without the threat of being brutally maimed or killed, of course!...Eagles at War is now definitely on my 'to be read list.' Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

'Kept me riveted to the page for every word. You will honestly struggle to find any more real characters in any Roman book. I highly recommend this and all Ben Kane's books, if you have not read his work... why?? please go do so.' Parmenion Books

'A triumph' Sunday Express

'Excellent...another compelling, dark tale' The Times

'Hunting the Eagles is a fantastic novel, a triumph of Roman historical fiction, as thrilling as you could ask for, while still showing how complicated the situation was, how frenzied, on the borders of the empire. The setting is so well done. Ben Kane's thorough research into the period, warfare and the location really pays off. Hunting the Eagles is not only a terrific follow up to Eagles of War, one of the best books of 2015 in my opinion, but also superb in its own right.' For Winter Nights

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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Publication date

24th March 2016

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Publisher

Preface Publishing an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
528 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9781848094062

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