Hannibal has been defeated, and Rome, seeking new conquest, turns its eyes on the cradle of democracy - Greece.
Kenya born, Irish by blood and UK resident, Ben Kane's passion for history has seen him change career from veterinary medicine to writing, and taken him to more than 60 countries, and all 7 continents. During his travels and subsequent research, including walking hundreds of miles in complete Roman military gear, he has learned much about the Romans and the way they lived. Ten of his twelve novels have been Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, and his books are published in twelve languages; a million copies have sold worldwide. In 2016, his research was recognised by Bristol University with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Kane lives in Somerset with his wife and children, where he writes full time.
Who is the rising star of historical fiction? I say Ben KaneGritty, passionate and violent . . . a thrilling page-turnerYou feel the ground tremble beneath the phalanxes, hear the battle cries of the legions, smell the carnage of warA compulsive, relentless story, vividly recounted in muscular prose - Daily Telegraph on SPARTACUSExcellent . . . another compelling, dark tale - The Times on HUNTING THE EAGLES