Title: Hunting the Eagles
Author: Ben Kane
Series: Eagles of Rome #2
Publication: March 24th 2016 by Preface Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction
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AN ARMY DEFEATED
AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania. Although the bones of 15,000 soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest, not all the Romans were slain in the bloody ambush.
A CENTURION OUT FOR VENGEANCE
Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, who is gathering thousands of hostile tribesmen, and determined to crush the Romans for a second time.
AN EAGLE RECOVERED
The eagle belonging to Tullus’ old legion is still in enemy hands, but as the Romans’ reprisals take their army deep into German tribal lands, he remains convinced that it is within reach. But Arminius and his warriors are perilously close. As battle begins, Tullus and his comrades know they must fight as never before – just to stay alive…
Hunting the Eagles was just as good — if not a little better — as the first book, Eagles at War. I literally loved every single page of it, never wanted to put my Kindle down or ever get bored. Ben Kane is fast turning into one of my favorite historical fiction authors!
The first book was one of my top favorites of 2015, so I’m really thrilled to say that Hunting the Eagles wasn’t a disappointment at all. If anything, I think I enjoyed it even more because I was already familiar with the characters.
I don’t want to say too much about the story itself because I don’t want to spoil it for other people but it takes place over five years later. Tullus and Arminius are still important characters in the story. Tullus is out for revenge on Arminius and his tribesmen. Arminius wants to crush the Romans once again.
Like in the first book it was full of action, battles and bloodshed so there’s never a boring moment, not even for a second. The different points of view were all great to read, in my opinion and the writing was obviously excellent. What more can I say? I loved this book.
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.
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