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'The battle of the Teutoburg Forest, or Varian Disaster, took place in Germany, in September of ... Read More

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'The battle of the Teutoburg Forest, or Varian Disaster, took place in Germany, in September of AD 9. Three Roman legions were massacred by native tribes in a supremely well executed ambush. The defeat was one of the greatest ever suffered by Rome, and the body blow it delivered was one of the reasons that the Empire never again made a serious attempt to conquer Germany.

All my books are born from my obsession with Roman history, and this one was no different. Planning and writing a series of novels about the lead-up to this conflict, the battle itself and its aftermath has been thrilling. I have twice visited the area of Germany in which the battle took place, and its many museums. Seeing the equipment, weapons, coins and even the bones of legionaries who’d died in battle didn’t just fuel my imagination – it stirred my soul.

Eagles at War is the first in my 'Eagles' trilogy of novels about the Varian disaster, and although it is a work of fiction, it is peopled by historical characters and is based on real events. I hope, like me, you will want to immerse yourself in this incredible story, to remind yourself why the legend of Rome endures, and to stand with Varus’ legionaries during the rain-soaked, muddy, bloody terror of Arminius’ ambush.'

To find out more about all my books, please go to my website: www.benkane.net.


Ben Kane
April, 2015

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

Military historical fiction at its bestMasterfully doneYou can bank on Kane to deliver an accurate version of events fictionalised with verve and served up with a large dose of bloody violence.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 moreGripping, brutal and brilliantBen 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.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!

Product Details

Title: Eagles at War
Author: Ben Kane
SKU: BK0022555
EAN: 9780099580744
Language: English

About Author

‘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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