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  • Published: 12 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473535022
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 28

The Shrine (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 a new gripping three-part series, Eagles at War, based on real historical events.

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.

  • Pub date: 12 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473535022
  • 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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