Eagles at War

Eagles at War

by Ben Kane

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Overview

From the author of The Forgotten Legion, the first in a gripping three-part series based on actual historical events

In the summer of 9 CE, Publius Varus, the Roman governor of Germania, and Lucius Tullus, a centurion garrisoned on the Rhine, march east with three legions. As they prepare to return to their winter quarters, they are lured off the road and ambushed by German warriors. The Germans are led by Arminius, a chieftain who is a trusted ally of Rome—and a man who has been secretly planning to betray the empire since childhood. Trapping Varus’ legionaries between a hillside and a marsh, and thereby preventing them from forming up or using their artillery, Arminius and his warriors wreak a terrible slaughter. The Roman defeat is overwhelming, but it is not until the third day of the massacre that the scale of Arminius’ victory becomes clear. Three legions, upwards of 14,000 men, have been annihilated, and three treasured Eagle standards have been lost. Just a few hundred legionaries, including Tullus, manage to escape. Nor is the survivors’ ordeal over. Pursued to the last Roman fort east of the Rhine, they are besieged by thousands of bloodthirsty tribesmen. Only the gods can save them now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099580744
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Series: Eagles of Rome Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 218,219
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ben Kane is the author of several historical fiction series, including The Forgotten Legion Chronicles, The Hannibal Chronicles, and The Spartacus Chronicles.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read all of his historical fiction pieces, I have found that his talent for blending historical fact with believable characters and dialogue has turned me into a great fan! 'Eagles at War' was a great read and I am, once again, looking forward to the next one in the series.