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Hannibal: Fields of Blood by Ben Kane
  

Hannibal: Fields of Blood

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The Battle of Cannae (216 BC) forms the centrepiece to this, the second in Ben Kane’s excellent series. It is reputed to be one of the bloodiest battles of history with over 50,000 Roman soldiers killed. Our hero is young Hanno whose relationship to his Roman counterpart, Quintus, and his sister, Aurelia, is explained in book one, Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, which you should read first. This continues their stories. It is first-rate.

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

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Hannibal: Fields of Blood by Ben Kane

The killing fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph? Hannibal and his warrior army, or the mighty legions of Rome. By the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion trilogy. Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation. Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place is Cannae - the fields of blood. The battle will go down in history as one of the bloodiest ever fought, a battle in which Hanno knows he must fight as never before - just to stay alive.


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'Excellently written' - Army Rumour Service

'A master of the details.his research is meticulous For Winter Nights Ben's research is impeccable. Highly recommended' - Parmenion Books


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

16th January 2014

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Ben Kane

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

History
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9781848092389

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