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  • Published: 23 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473518070
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 13 hr 59 min
  • Narrator: David Rintoul
  • RRP: $24.99
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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.

BASED ON REAL HISTORICAL EVENTS

A TIME FOR VENGEANCEAD 9, German frontier: Close to the Rhine, a Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol. On the opposite side of the river, German tribes are resentful of the harsh taxes about to be imposed upon them. Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men's survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership.

A TIME FOR WARWhat neither Tullus nor his commander, Governor Varus, realise is that ranged against them is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, who has long been plotting to drive the Romans from the tribal lands east of the Rhine.

A TIME TO DIEAs Varus' legions prepare to leave their summer encampment, thousands of warriors - directed by Arminius - are massing nearby. Eager to throw off the Roman yoke, the tribesmen prepare a deadly ambush. Only the gods can save the Romans now...

  • Published: 23 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473518070
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 13 hr 59 min
  • Narrator: David Rintoul
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

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

Who is the rising star of historical fiction? I say Ben Kane

Wilbur Smith

Gritty, passionate and violent ... a thrilling page-turner.

Steven Pressfield

You feel the ground tremble beneath the phalanxes, hear the battle cries of the legions, smell the carnage of war.

Giles Christian

A compulsive, relentless story, vividly recounted in muscular prose

Daily Telegraph

Highly recommended

Daily 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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