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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 08-09-2018

let down

after such an amazing first in series, this really is a let down, disjointed flitting from sister to brother months and yrs jump by, repetitive commentary fills too much time, only the narration gives it body.

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  • Poppey
  • 07-03-2018

The Journey

Moving on from the arena, we see Romulus and Brennus, joined by Tarquinius, the soothsayer, journey to the East, where they are captured and forced to fight in the Forgotten Legion.

Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus’ sister, seems to be fighting her own wars back home in Rome.

This is an enthralling series encompassing historical events, mixed with the right amount of fiction, depicting a soldier’s life in the legion; a gladiators life in the arena and a prostitute’s life in a brothel and beyond.

The journey is both frightening and addictive and a must listen to any and everyone who enjoys good writing, mixed with excitement and romance.

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  • brazenkev
  • 21-01-2018

it keeps you coming back

U soon become tied into the story at first u may struggle with the swapping of narrative of the different characters but this just keeps u going on so much so u listen in headphones in bed

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  • CT
  • 21-11-2016

Scarrow and Cornwell have an equal

An unusual but excellent series.
looking forward to the third book.
I fully recommend them
An interesting view on historic facts too.

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  • Kay
  • 22-04-2016

99% brilliant

The word heartbeat is used to an annoying degree. other than that I loved it.

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