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Ben Kane


UK flag (b.1970)

Ben Kane is a bestselling Roman author and former veterinarian. He was born in Kenya and grew up in Ireland (where his parents are from). He has traveled widely and is a lifelong student of military history in general, and Roman history in particular. He lives in North Somerset, England, with his family.

Genres: Historical
 
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The Best of Men (2009)
(Laurence Beaumont, book 1)
V C Letemendia
"A fiendish plot, full of intrigue and violence, and a richness and depth rare in historical fiction - I loved it."
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Sons of Thunder (2010)
(Raven , book 2)
Giles Kristian
"Bone-crunchingly good."
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Sworn Sword (2011)
(Conquest, book 1)
James Aitcheson
"A terrific writer."
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Hawk Quest (2012)
Robert Lyndon
"Bloody brilliant. I loved this book. I wish I'd written it."
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The Sultan's Wife (2012)
(Moroccan, book 3)
Jane Johnson
"Full of intrigue, deceit, skulduggery and murder. It has romance in it, but also heartbreak and personal tragedy. It's deeply evocative of North Africa - the sights, the smells, the culture, but there are also great depictions of London at the time, and the court of Charles II. I really enjoyed it."
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Warlord's Gold (2014)
(Civil War Chronicles, book 5)
Michael Arnold
"Fans of Cornwell will love Captain Innocent Stryker."
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The Long Sword (2014)
(Chivalry, book 2)
Christian Cameron
"One of the finest historical fiction writers in the world."
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The Battle for Rome (2015)
(Twilight of Empire, book 3)
Ian Ross
"A thumping good read."
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Gate of the Dead (2015)
(Master of War, book 3)
David Gilman
"he 100 Years' War is the new Rome for historical adventure novels."
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Betrayal (2017)
(Centurions , book 1)
Anthony Riches
"A damn fine read . . . fast-paced, action-packed."
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Deposed (2017)
David Barbaree
"Outstanding. An extraordinary recreation of ancient Rome. Miss this at your peril."
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By Blood Divided (2017)
(Mistra Chronicles / Rise of Empires Chronicles, book 4)
James Heneage
"A grand, sweeping drama of the finest kind, miss this excellent book at your peril."
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Napoleon's Run (2020)
(William John Hazzard, book 1)
Jonathan Spencer
"This is an outstanding novel, made even more remarkable by its début status. I loved it, from the first page to the end. Better than Sharpe, gripping and intense, Napoleon's Run deserves to be a runaway success."
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Sons of Rome (2020)
(Rise of Emperors, book 1)
Gordon Doherty and Simon Turney
"A page turner from beginning to end...a damn fine read!."

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