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Clash of Empires

(2018)
(The first book in the Clash of Empires series)
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HAS ROME FINALLY MET ITS MATCH?



'A triumph!' Harry Sidebottom
'Exceptional' Anthony Riches
'Fans of battle-heavy historical fiction will, justly, adore Clash of Empires' The Times



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THE MIGHT OF ROME

The great general Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. Victory will crown Rome the most powerful empire in the world. While the ambitious senator Flamininus plots his path to power...

THE GLORY OF GREECE
Only unconquered Greece stands in the way of glory. King Philip V of Macedon's mighty phalanx is an enemy Rome has long feared, and one that has never known defeat.

THE HEROES OF HISTORY
Demetrios has dreamed of fighting with the phalanx his whole life, but the young villager will soon learn that, in a clash of empires, you're only ever one swing of the sword away from death - or entering legend.

CLASH OF EMPIRES is the gripping first novel in a new series from the master of historical fiction - for fans of Simon Scarrow, Harry Sidebottom, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

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What readers are saying about Ben Kane's masterful new historical novel:


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I have not read much about the Roman Invasion of Greece 200-197BC, so with a breath of fresh air up pops Ben Kane with a very masterful tale' Amazon review

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Grabs you from the start and never lets go' - Harry Sidebottom, author of the THE LAST HOUR

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Ben does a great job telling the story from both Greek and Roman perspective' Amazon review

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I haven't enjoyed a book this much for ages' - Giles Kristian, author of LANCELOT

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Ben Kane manages to marry broad narrative invention with detailed historical research . . . in taut, authoritative prose . . . his passion for the past, and for the craft of story-telling, shines from every page of Clash of Empires." - Toby Clements

"The word epic is overused to describe books, but with Clash of Empires it fits like a gladius in its scabbard. What Kane does, with such mastery, is place the big story - Rome vs Greece - in the background, while making this a story about ordinary men caught up in world-defining events. Men bonded by friendship and blood. Some seeking acceptance or honour or revenge. A few grasping for power and glory, but most ultimately just trying to stay alive. I for one was fascinated by the differing tactics, fighting styles and weapons, as represented by the Roman cohort and the Greek phalanx. Or, as exhibited close up and personal in the flashing melee of the gladius and pike. These contrasts seemed to speak, with horrific eloquence, of the slaughter of the classical world of Homer and Alexander. In short, I haven't enjoyed a book this much for ages." - Giles Kristian

"It's a broad canvas Kane is painting on, but he does it with vivid colours and, like the Romans themselves, he can show great admiration for a Greek enemy and still kick them in the balls." - Robert Low

"Exceptional. Kane's excelled once again in capturing the terror and the glory . . . of the ancient battlefield, and this story is one that's been begging for an expert hand for a long time." - Anthony Riches

"Carried off with panache and Kane's expansive, engaging, action-packed style. A complex, fraught, moving and passionate slice of history from one of our generation's most ambitious and engaging writers." - Manda Scott

"Grabs you from the start and never lets go. Thrilling action combines with historical authenticity to summon up a whole world in a sweeping tale of politics and war. A triumph!" - Harry Sidebottom


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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Clash of Empires
Author(s): Ben Kane
ISBN: 1-4091-7337-2 / 978-1-4091-7337-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clash of Empires
Author(s): Ben Kane
ISBN: 1-4091-7339-9 / 978-1-4091-7339-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clash of Empires
Author(s): Ben Kane
ISBN: 1-4091-7338-0 / 978-1-4091-7338-0 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Clash of Empires: Clash of Empires, Book 1
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Clash of Empires: Clash of Empires, Book 1
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Clash of Empires: Clash of Empires, Book 1
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Clash of Empires: A thrilling novel about the Roman invasion of Greece
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clash of Empires: A thrilling novel about the Roman invasion of Greece
Author(s): Ben Kane
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU