Tuesday, 15 November 2016

HISTORICAL FICTION REVIEW: Eagles of Rome: Hunting the Eagles - Ben Kane

Release Date: 25/08/16
Publisher: Arrow



AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania.

Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, determined to crush the Romans for a second time.

Convinced that the eagle belonging to his old legion is close at hand, Tullus drives ever deeper into enemy lands.

But with Arminius and his warriors closing in on the Romans, a murderous battle is about to begin…


Ah, Ben Kane, a guilty pleasure of historical fiction and an author that i just love to spend time with, as his gritty war torn tales not only deliver what I want from the Historical Fiction point of view but also contains practical archaeology within as he's a man who has not only walked the Hadrian's Wall route but also to Italy in full Roman armour.

It all comes together within his work and when you add cracking principle characters to top notch dialogue that twists historical facts into a story that you don't want to break from all round gives you a story that is a pure gem to read.

Finally throw into the mix, some top notch sleight of hand and a writing style that puts you right in the thick of it and all round I was a more than happy reader. Magic.

No comments: