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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 with ‘Eagles 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.
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...
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.
'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
Publication date: 24/03/2016
Publisher: Preface Publishing an imprint of Cornerstone
|Publication date:||24th March 2016|
|Publisher:||Preface Publishing an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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. Author photo © Colin ThomasMore About Ben Kane