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Spartacus: Rebellion

Spartacus: Rebellion

A Novel

Spartacus Chronicles (Volume 2)

Ben Kane

St. Martin's Press

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Spartacus and his ragtag army take on the mighty Roman army in Ben Kane's brilliant recreation of one of the best-known epics of the modern era


Spartacus has already done the impossible—not only has he escaped from slavery, he and his seconds have created a mighty slave army that has challenged Rome and defeated the armies of three praetors, two consuls, and one proconsul. On the plain of the River Po, in modern Northern Italy, Spartacus has defeated Gaius Cassius Longinus, proconsul and general of an army of two legions. Now the road home lies before them—to Thrace for Spartacus, and to Gaul for his seconds-in-command, Castus and Gannicus.

But storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. One of Spartacus's most powerful generals has defected, taking his men with him. Back in Rome, the immensely rich Marcus Licinius Crassus is gathering an unheard-of Army. The Senate has given Crassus an army made up of ten legions and the authority to do whatever it takes to end the slave rebellion once and for all.

Meanwhile, Spartacus wants to lead his men over the Alps and home, but his two seconds have a different plan. They want to march on Rome itself and bring the Republic to its knees. Rebellion has become war. War to the death.

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A MONTH LATER …
THE APENNINE MOUNTAINS, NORTHEAST OF PISAE
Spartacus looked out over the flat ground at Gellius' legions, and then back at his own. Even though he was some hundred paces from the center of his front ranks,...

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Praise for Spartacus: Rebellion

“The parts heaviest on sex and violence are also the most enjoyable, including a sequence where Spartacus' general Navio visits a brothel on a spying mission, gets charged by Romans at the most inopportune time and has to escape through a dung heap.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Ben Kane

BEN KANE is the bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion trilogy as well as Spartacus: The Gladiator, a top-three bestseller on the London Sunday Times. A lifelong student of military history, Kane has traveled widely, visiting more than sixty countries on seven continents. He currently lives with his family in North Somerset, England.

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