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From ‘the rising star of historical fiction’ (Wilbur Smith), the first in a new gripping three-part series, based on real historical events. Three Roman legions massacred. Three Imperial Eagles lost. One man vies for revenge.

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

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

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    9780099580744

    November 2, 2015

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    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    9781409052210

    April 23, 2015

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    432 pages

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