The Forgotten Legion

The Forgotten Legion

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The Forgotten Legion - fighting for honour, freedom and revenge

Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold - Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome. Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior and soothsayer, born enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul, his entire family killed by the Romans, and he rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day.

The lives of these characters are bound and interwoven in an odyssey which begins in a Rome riven by political corruption and violence, but ends far away, at the very border of the known world, where the tattered remnants of a once-huge Roman army - the Forgotten Legion - will fight against overwhelming odds, and the three men will meet their destiny.

Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North Somerset, where he researches, writes and practices as a small animal vet. The Forgotten Legion , born of a lifelong fascination with military history in general, and Roman history in particular, is his first novel.

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Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781409025016
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Feb 07, 2013

It sounds like a pretty good book to read, I hope if it's like the percy Jackson series if any of you ever read it, if u didn't than.....omg may god help's the best book ever!! also read The inhertiance good loved it :D

Rockey427 Jul 09, 2012

Good historical fiction. Fun summer read. Part of a trilogy I picked up the second book before I had the first finished!

peter99377 May 07, 2012

Crassus reminds me of contemporary arrogance in politics and military matters. A great read, takes you right into the heart of Pompey's Rome. Highly recommended.

Jeremy410 Sep 14, 2011

A very exciting novel of ancient Rome. I'm usually a very slow reader. It can take me months to finish a 300 page novel. I finished this 500 page book in a week and a half. It helped that I was on vacation, but the story moved at such I rapid rate, with enaging characters, that I had to keep on reading.

This is definitely for the person who likes high adventure, lots of bloody action, and ancient history. If you like Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, you will also like this one.

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