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Summary

The Forgotten Legion fought against almighty odds at the very edge of the known world - and lost.

Now Brennus the Gaul, Tarquinius the Etruscan soothsayer and Romulus, bastard son of a Roman nobleman, are prisoners of Parthia. They dream of escape, but in the brutal fighting which lies ahead, only two will survive.

Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus's twin sister, is caught up in the vicious eddies of Roman politics. Hunted by slave catchers she flees, hoping to find her lover, Brutus, bound for Alexandria with Caesar.

Ben Kane's brilliant second novel plunges his characters into a cauldron of war and terror, as Caesar and the Roman Republic hurtle towards their day of reckoning.

©2009 Ben Kane (P)2011 Random House AudioGO

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Amazing

love this series of books! would recommend this book to anyone who loves history

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Great from Ben Kane

Another excellent sequel from the author. Great characters, history and narration too. Any fan of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Igullden will love these books.

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Gripping

I love this whole series, great British narrator too, can't wait to listen to the next one

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Awesome

I loved this 2nd book. The adventure is epic and I feel like I have learnt a lot of Roman history along the way.

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Best Ben Kane book I’ve read so far! I really could not stop listening to it, word after word, sentence after sentence, chapter after chapter, well into the wee early hours! Now on to the third book in the trilogy, if it’s as good as this one I’ll be surprised and overjoyed.

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Dominickflynn1@gmail.com

Way to mystical it seems like every second line was calling on a God or thanking the gods I’m not too sure how historically correct it is either overall not very good

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Authors passion for the period shines through

I honestly really love the way the author captures the period so well and write in Latin nouns such as scutum for shield. The story itself is a great continuation from the first and the performer of the audio really puts the same passion in for the book as well. Loving it and will be getting the third.

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Gripping and Fascinating

Have listened to this over the span of a few weeks and think it’s excellent. Ben’s writing is brilliant, the story is so detailed and has sparked an interest in ancient civilisations that I never had before.
Such an interesting time, and a brilliant story to listen to. Highly recommended.

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can't wait to listen to third installment

brilliant story which keeps you wanting more narrator Michael praed who I think does a great job

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let down

after such an amazing first in series, this really is a let down, disjointed flitting from sister to brother months and yrs jump by, repetitive commentary fills too much time, only the narration gives it body.

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  • 01-03-21

Feels a little repetetive in some terms.

Some lines are repeated way too much just for the sake of emphasis. Anyhow it is an enjoyable storytelling.