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The March

(2018)
(A book in the Forgotten Legion Chronicles series)
A Novella by

 
 
Ever wondered what happened to Brennus as he fought the elephant on the bank of the river in India?
Ever wondered what happened to Romulus and Tarquinius after The Road to Rome ended?
Now you can.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SHORT STORY, NOT A FULL LENGTH NOVEL.

ABOUT THE SHORT STORY’S PRICE: Hello, you lovely people. Odd to talk about money straight up, but I know that some of you might be thinking, £2.49 is a lot for a short story. Let me explain how it works. A rate of 20% VAT (Value Added Tax) applies to eBooks in the UK. This doesn’t apply to ‘real’ paper books. That means 42p of the £2.49 goes straight to the British government. Amazon takes around 5p to deliver the story to your Kindle, then takes another 61p as its cut. The remainder, £1.41, goes in the ratio 75% to Park in the Past* – that’s £1.06 for each story sold – and 25% to me, which means I will get 35p. Not much, but it’s just to cover my time. Once the figures are broken down, the total price doesn’t seem that high, to me at least. I hope you agree.
Think of it in terms of a pint of beer or a cup of coffee: they cost £2-4, depending on where you live. This story will give you more enjoyment (I think!) than either of those things, and last for a longer time, and cost you less money. Plus you’re helping to build a Roman fort in Britain, the likes of which has not been seen in almost two millennia!
*Park in the Past is an extraordinary project in northwest Britain – near Chester, just over the border in Wales. Set on a 120 acre site in the beautiful Welsh countryside, it aims to build a second century AD Roman marching fort. I’ve managed to raise more than £20,000 for the project, but as you can appreciate a lot more is needed. Please visit the Park’s site at www.parkinthepast.org.uk – and donate if you can. Even a small donation makes a huge difference. Thank you!
This is a first for me, self-publishing a short story. It’s been an exciting project since the day I did the poll on Facebook, asking you lovely people which of my characters you wanted me to write about. The character from the Forgotten Legion won out, narrowly, and this is the result. The one hundred and something people who backed the Kickstarter campaign got to read this story almost 9 months ago, but now you can too.
Enjoy the story, and please email me if you have any questions about it or anything else – ben@benkane.net
Ben

Genre: Historical

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November 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The March: A Forgotten Legion short story (Forgotten Legion Chronicles)
Author(s): Ben Kane
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