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The Forgotten Legion fought against almighty odds at the very edge of the known world - and lost.

Now Brennus the Gaul, Tarquinius the Etruscan soothsayer and Romulus, bastard son of a Roman nobleman, are prisoners of Parthia. They dream of escape, but in the brutal fighting which lies ahead, only two will survive.

Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus's twin sister, is caught up in the vicious eddies of Roman politics. Hunted by slave catchers she flees, hoping to find her lover, Brutus, bound for Alexandria with Caesar.

Ben Kane's brilliant second novel plunges his characters into a cauldron of war and terror, as Caesar and the Roman Republic hurtle towards their day of reckoning.

©2009 Ben Kane (P)2011 Random House AudioGO

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The second book in an amazing series

The second book flows so well from the first that your are pulled firmly along with whatever fate awaits the forgotten legion! The events that unfold in this book are superbly expressed by Ben Kane! I absolutely love the forgotten legion series...

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a good follow up book

as much as i enjoyed this second book i must admit to absolutely hateing Fabiola....i guess she is a stunning woman as Ben used every opportunity to invoke her beauty...it seems everytime her storyline came into it her beauty was extolled. yeah yeah we get it the whore is a beauty 😒

the rest of the story was thoroughly enjoyable...Romulus is growing into a fine character that im really enjoying. parts of this storyline tore my heart out though :(

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Great AGAIN

really live this historical novel. set in ancient Rome. a history lesson made not boring

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A neatly woven tapestry

Another action packed book by Ben Kane telling the second epic chapter in this series. Wonderfully detailed and graphic battles that capture a scale and magnitude hard to believe. Well read by a favourite narrator.

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Imaginative tie-in to historical events

Really interesting way of bringing to life the Roman experience in the time of the First Triumvirate.
I do question the need, however, to detail rape scenes. Inference and emotional outcomes would be more appropriate.
Michael Praed delivers a wide range of characterisations, it's hard to believe it's the same narrator.

Otherwise, a great continuation of the story of the twins.

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  • 01-03-2021

Feels a little repetetive in some terms.

Some lines are repeated way too much just for the sake of emphasis. Anyhow it is an enjoyable storytelling.

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  • Tamsin Foster
  • 01-06-2021

fantastic story

I couldn't wait to start this book, and you need to have the 3rd book ready straight away! narration is perfect, story romps along casting julius cesear in a different light.
must dash, 3rd book awaits me ...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-2021

Amazing

love this series of books! would recommend this book to anyone who loves history

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  • STEPHEN LAMBERT
  • 02-03-2021

Great from Ben Kane

Another excellent sequel from the author. Great characters, history and narration too. Any fan of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Igullden will love these books.

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  • Phoenix Payne
  • 02-01-2021

Gripping

I love this whole series, great British narrator too, can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-2020

Awesome

I loved this 2nd book. The adventure is epic and I feel like I have learnt a lot of Roman history along the way.

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  • Jonah
  • 04-09-2020

Silver Eagle

Best Ben Kane book I’ve read so far! I really could not stop listening to it, word after word, sentence after sentence, chapter after chapter, well into the wee early hours! Now on to the third book in the trilogy, if it’s as good as this one I’ll be surprised and overjoyed.

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  • Dominick Flynn
  • 29-05-2020

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Way to mystical it seems like every second line was calling on a God or thanking the gods I’m not too sure how historically correct it is either overall not very good

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  • Calum
  • 22-11-2019

Authors passion for the period shines through

I honestly really love the way the author captures the period so well and write in Latin nouns such as scutum for shield. The story itself is a great continuation from the first and the performer of the audio really puts the same passion in for the book as well. Loving it and will be getting the third.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-2019

Gripping and Fascinating

Have listened to this over the span of a few weeks and think it’s excellent. Ben’s writing is brilliant, the story is so detailed and has sparked an interest in ancient civilisations that I never had before.
Such an interesting time, and a brilliant story to listen to. Highly recommended.

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  • Alan Fairbairn
  • 10-11-2018

can't wait to listen to third installment

brilliant story which keeps you wanting more narrator Michael praed who I think does a great job

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