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  • Published: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099580744
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

Eagles at War




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

  • Pub date: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099580744
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Ben Kane

‘History is more than facts on a page. It’s the sounds, the smells, the people, the passion. History should make you think: “I was there”. My books are born from my obsession with Roman history. I’ve followed Spartacus’s trail across Italy. I’ve stood at Cannae and pictured Hannibal’s army meeting the massed legions of Rome. I’ve watched the sea lapping against the fortifications of Syracuse, besieged by the Romans for close to two years. Immerse yourself in these incredible stories and – like me – remind yourself why the legend of Rome endures.’ To find out more about BEN KANE, his world and his novels, visit: www.benkane.net. Twitter@@BenKaneAuthor / Facebook.com/benkanebooks

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Praise for Eagles at War

“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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