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«Ben Kane è l’astro nascente del romanzo storico.»
Un grande romanzo storico
Dall'autore del bestseller Nel nome dell'impero
15 d.C. Arminio, il comandante dei Germani, è stato sconfitto e una delle aquile perdute di Roma è stata finalmente ritrovata. Migliaia di barbari sono stati uccisi. Nonostante questi successi, il centurione Lucio Tullo è tutt’altro che soddisfatto. Non ha nessuna intenzione di fermarsi fino a che anche Arminio non sarà morto, l’antica aquila della sua legione ritrovata e le tribù nemiche completamente annientate. Ma anche Arminio – impetuoso e senza paura – vuole vendetta. Grazie al suo carisma, infatti, sta già radunando un enorme esercito, riunendo le tribù superstiti per dare la caccia in lungo e in largo ai romani che si trovano nelle sue terre. Tullo si troverà presto in un vortice di sangue, tradimenti e pericolo. La sua missione sarà la sfida più pericolosa che abbia mai affrontato.
Bestseller del Sunday Times
L’ultimo capitolo della trilogia delle Aquile di Roma
Combatterà fino alla fine per l’onore di Roma
«Ben Kane è un maestro della storia militare romana. Questo libro è la degna fine di una trilogia potente.»
«Avvincente e accurato nei dettagli storici e militari, è la conclusione della superba trilogia delle Aquile, che è stata un trionfo dall’inizio alla fine.»
È nato in Kenya e si è poi trasferito con la famiglia in Irlanda. Laureato in Veterinaria, è un grande appassionato di storia. È considerato uno dei massimi autori di romanzi storici contemporanei. Tra i suoi più grandi successi La legione dimenticata, I figli di Roma e la serie dedicata al gladiatore Spartacus. La Newton Compton ha già pubblicato Le aquile della guerra e Nel nome dell’impero, i primi libri della trilogia che si conclude con Aquile nella tempesta.
An exclusive straight to digital short story which also includes the first chapter of Ben Kane's Hannibal: Fields of Blood.
WINTER 218 BC
In Cisalpine Gaul, a Carthaginian patrol is moving stealthily through thick woodland.
It’s led by Hanno, one of Hannibal’s young officers, and his second-in-command Mutt.
Famished and cold, they are making for a town full of the grain that they desperately need.
But the local Gauls cannot be trusted; and although defeated, the Romans still have patrols in the area.
With peril on every side and a deadly ambush ahead, there is no certainty that either Hanno or Mutt will survive ...
A closely fought race, treachery in a back alley, a visit to the shrine of an Egyptian Goddess. A Roman centurion discovers that Fate will always hold him in her power.
The German frontier, spring 6 BC. When Lucius Cominius Tullus, a recently promoted centurion, gambles on a foot race between rival legionaries, he has no idea that his wager will endanger his very life, and that the streets of an Empire border town can be as deadly as the bloodiest battlefield.
A prequel to Ben Kane's dramatic new trilogy, Eagles at War, The Shrine also includes a sample chapter from the first book in the series.
HAS ROME FINALLY MET ITS MATCH?
'A triumph!' Harry Sidebottom
'Exceptional' Anthony Riches
'Fans of battle-heavy historical fiction will, justly, adore Clash of Empires' The Times
THE MIGHT OF ROME
The great general Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. Victory will crown Rome the most powerful empire in the world. While the ambitious senator Flamininus plots his path to power...
THE GLORY OF GREECE
Only unconquered Greece stands in the way of glory. King Philip V of Macedon's mighty phalanx is an enemy Rome has long feared, and one that has never known defeat.
THE HEROES OF HISTORY
Demetrios has dreamed of fighting with the phalanx his whole life, but the young villager will soon learn that, in a clash of empires, you're only ever one swing of the sword away from death - or entering legend.
CLASH OF EMPIRES is the gripping first novel in a new series from the master of historical fiction - for fans of Simon Scarrow, Harry Sidebottom, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.
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What readers are saying about Ben Kane's masterful new historical novel:
'I have not read much about the Roman Invasion of Greece 200-197BC, so with a breath of fresh air up pops Ben Kane with a very masterful tale' Amazon review
'Grabs you from the start and never lets go' - Harry Sidebottom, author of the THE LAST HOUR
'Ben does a great job telling the story from both Greek and Roman perspective' Amazon review
'I haven't enjoyed a book this much for ages' - Giles Kristian, author of LANCELOT
An exclusive digital short from Ben Kane, ‘the rising star of historical fiction’ (Wilbur Smith).
A day out with comrades, brutal gladiator fights, a bet with disastrous consequences. A Roman soldier’s much anticipated payday plays out in very different ways to those he expected.
The German frontier, AD 12. Legionary Marcus Piso is set to enjoy a four monthly payday with his comrades. Wine, food and gladiatorial entertainment are on offer, and his purse is full.
But thanks to a dishonest bet maker, events take on a very dangerous life of their own...
The Arena is a prequel to Ben Kane's upcoming novel, Hunting the Eagles, the second in the new gripping three-part series, Eagles of Rome. It also includes a sample chapter from the new book.
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
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.
JUSTICE , HONOUR, REVENGE
AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania.
Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, determined to crush the Romans for a second time.
Convinced that the eagle belonging to his old legion is close at hand, Tullus drives ever deeper into enemy lands.
But with Arminius and his warriors closing in on the Romans, a murderous battle is about to begin…
AD 15. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered, and thousands of German tribesmen slain.
Yet these successes aren’t nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion’s eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest.
But Arminius – devious, fearless – is burning for revenge of his own.
Charismatic as ever, he raises another large tribal army, which will harry the Romans the length and breadth of the land.
Soon Tullus finds himself in a cauldron of bloodshed, treachery and danger.
His mission to retrieve his legion’s eagle will be his most perilous yet…
The first in a brilliant series set during Hannibal's war against Rome, from the bestselling author of THE FORGOTTEN LEGION Chronicles
ENEMY OF ROME
The great Carthaginian general, Hannibal, has never forgotten the defeat and humiliation of his father by Rome. Now he plans his revenge and the destruction of the old enemy.
SOLDIER OF CARTHAGE
While Hannibal prepares for war, the young son of one of his most trusted military commanders goes on an innocent adventure with his best friend - and disappears.
Captured by pirates, put up for sale in the slave market, one of the boys is sold as a gladiator, the other as a field slave. They believe they will never see home or family again.
A WORLD AFLAME
But their destiny - interwoven and linked with that of their Roman masters - is to be an extraordinary one. The devastating war unleashed upon Rome by Hannibal will last for nearly twenty years. It will change their lives - and history - forever.
The Forgotten Legion - fighting for honour, freedom and revenge
Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold - Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome. Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior and soothsayer, born enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul, his entire family killed by the Romans, and he rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day.
The lives of these characters are bound and interwoven in an odyssey which begins in a Rome riven by political corruption and violence, but ends far away, at the very border of the known world, where the tattered remnants of a once-huge Roman army - the Forgotten Legion - will fight against overwhelming odds, and the three men will meet their destiny.
Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North Somerset, where he researches, writes and practices as a small animal vet. The Forgotten Legion, born of a lifelong fascination with military history in general, and Roman history in particular, is his first novel.
For more information please visit www.benkane.net
'Meeslepend en duister!'- The Times
'Jacht op de Adelaars is een schitterend roman, een triomf van Romeinse historische fictie, zo spannend als maar kan, maar tegelijkertijd met een meesterlijke schets van de complexe, woelige en instabiele situatie aan de grenzen van het Romeinse rijk. Ben Kanes diepgaande research van deze periode, de oorlogvoering en de locatie werpt ontegenzeglijk vrucht af. Jacht op de Adelaars is niet alleen een uitstekend vervolg op Krijgsbanier van de Adelaars, naar mijn mening een van de beste boeken van 2015, maar ook op zichzelf een superieur verhaal.' - For Winter Nights
A boy loses his innocence in Pompeii's flourishing streets.
An heiress dreads her wedding day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire.
An ex-legionary stakes his entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished.
A crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his rescue.
A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as the ash falls.
A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as the town is buried.
Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end. But who will escape, and who will be buried for eternity?