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Eagles at War

(2015)
(The first book in the Eagles of Rome series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"The rising star of historical fiction." - Wilbur Smith


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Used availability for Ben Kane's Eagles at War

Hardback Editions

April 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eagles at War (Eagles of Rome)
Author(s): Ben Kane
ISBN: 1-84809-404-3 / 978-1-84809-404-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Preface Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eagles at War: 1 (Eagles of Rome)
Author(s): Ben Kane
ISBN: 0-09-958074-8 / 978-0-09-958074-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eagles at War (Eagles of Rome)
Author(s): Ben Kane
ISBN: 1-84809-405-1 / 978-1-84809-405-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Preface Publishing
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Eagles at War
Author(s): Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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April 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Eagles at War
Author(s): Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Eagles at War
Author(s): Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Eagles at War
Author(s): Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eagles at War: (Eagles of Rome 1)
Author(s): Ben Kane
Publisher: Preface Digital
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