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  • Published: 28 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473537354
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 28

The Arena (A gripping short story in the bestselling Eagles of Rome series)


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An exclusive digital short from Ben Kane, ‘the rising star of historical fiction’ (Wilbur Smith). The prequel to Hunting the Eagles, the second in the new gripping three-part series, Eagles of Rome, based on real historical events.

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.

  • Pub date: 28 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473537354
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 28

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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