The Silver Eagle

A Novel of the Forgotten Legion

The Forgotten Legion Chronicles (Volume 2 of 3)

Ben Kane

St. Martin's Press

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“A gripping blend of history, battles, gore, ancient politics, betrayals, consummate and casual cruelty, and sex....a pleasure for those who like history and great adventure.” —Library Journal on The Forgotten Legion

Trapped in Parthia by Crassus’s failed invasion, ten thousand legionaries are captured and marched to the edge of the known world—these men are the Forgotten Legion. Among them are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with troubled pasts and good reason to hate Rome. Together the trio must face the savage tribes that surround them as well as the more treacherous enemies within the ranks of the legion itself. The three friends’ character will be tested to the utter limit as they struggle to find a way back to Rome. Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus’ twin sister, fights to survive and maintain hope in her brother’s survival. Freed by her powerful lover but beset by enemies on all sides, she must travel to Gaul to find her lover, Caesar’s right-hand man, where Vercingetorix threatens the life and the lives of all who rally around Caesar.

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I THE MITHRAEUM
EASTERN MARGIANA, WINTER 53. 52 bc
A good mile from the fort, the Parthians finally came to a halt. When the steady crunch of boots and sandals on frosty ground ceased, an overwhelming silence descended. Quiet coughs and the jingle of mail fell away, absorbed by the freezing air. Darkness had not quite fallen, allowing Romulus to take in their destination: a nondescript cliff face of weathered, gray- brown rocks that formed the end of a range of low hills. Peering into the gathering gloom, the powerfully built young sol­dier tried to see what had brought the warriors 

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"Lively...riveting...Kane clearly knows the history of the period, and his story is rich in accurate historical detail. The characterizations are finely drawn and set against a dangerous, cruel, but often thrilling landscape." --Booklist on The Forgotten Legion

"A pleasure for those like history and great adventure...recommended for historical fiction collections." --Library Journal on Forgotten Legion


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Ben Kane

BEN KANE is the author of the critically acclaimed, The Forgotten Legion, and is at work on the concluding volume of this trilogy. He lives in England.

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The Silver Eagle
A Novel of the Forgotten Legion
Ben Kane

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St. Martin's Press
March 2011
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ISBN: 9781466815032
ISBN10: 1466815035
480 pages, Includes one black-and-white map
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2011
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ISBN: 9780312672843
ISBN10: 0312672845
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages, Includes one black-and-white map
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