The Arena by Ben Kane
Eagles of Rome #1.5
Published January 28th 2016 by Cornerstone Digital
An exclusive digital short from Ben Kane, ‘the rising star of historical fiction’ (Wilbur Smith).
A day out with comrades, brutal gladiator fights, a bet with disastrous consequences. A Roman soldier’s much anticipated payday plays out in very different ways to those he expected.
The German frontier, AD 12. Legionary Marcus Piso is set to enjoy a four monthly payday with his comrades. Wine, food and gladiatorial entertainment are on offer, and his purse is full.
But thanks to a dishonest bet maker, events take on a very dangerous life of their own…
The Arena is a prequel to Ben Kane’s upcoming novel, Hunting the Eagles, the second in the new gripping three-part series, Eagles of Rome. It also includes a sample chapter from the new book.
Still counts ;P