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'The battle of the Teutoburg Forest in September AD 9 saw three Roman legions destroyed by German tribes in a masterful ambush. The defeat was a considerable setback for Rome, but such humiliations were never taken lying down. Twice in the following six years, an experienced general - Germanicus - and a huge army crossed the Rhine in search of revenge. One lost eagle standard was recovered and many tribes subjugated, but Arminius, the chieftain who had masterminded the Teutoburg massacre, remained at large.
Burning for vengeance of his own, he continued to forge alliances among the tribes, his purpose to ambush the legions as before. At face value, Germanicus' overwhelming military superiority seemed to guarantee success, yet the forest-covered, bog-laden landscape and Arminius' guile and tenacity saw the struggle balanced on a knife edge.
Eagles in the Storm is a work of fiction, but is peopled by historical characters and based on events in north-western Germany during AD 15 and 16. I hope you will want to lose yourself in this amazing story, and to march through the muddy bogland with Tullus and his legionaries as they fight for their lives against Arminius and his murderous horde - and search for their legion's lost eagle.'
"Ben Kane, a master of Roman military fiction...A suitable bloody end to a powerful trilogy" -- Antonia Senior * The Times *
"Eagles in the Storm completes Ben Kane's magnificent trilogy on the the Battle of Teutoburg... the definitive fictional account...it concludes perfectly...an extraordinary talent...This is brilliant storytelling from an author who is steeped in the history of the Romans" * The Winter's Nights *
"Thrilling and steeped in historical and military detail, this is the conclusion of Ben Kane's superb Eagles trilogy, which has been a triumph from start to finish" * Sunday Express *
"Once again Ben Kane is a master storyteller, the historical detail is amazing" * Frost Magazine *
"Eagles In The Storm is everything you could want from a historical tale" * Culture Fly *
"Bloodthirsty, soaked in the sweat and tears of its time, this is a fine blend of history and action" * Historical Novel Society *