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Kane, Ben

Works: 53 works in 279 publications in 10 languages and 6,998 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: PR6111.A536, 823.92
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Publications about Ben Kane
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The forgotten legion by Ben Kane( Book )
34 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Set in the late Roman Republic, in the first century B.C.E., "The Forgotten Legion" is a tale of the greatest empire of the ancient world from the perspective of those on the lowest rungs of its society
The road to Rome by Ben Kane( Book )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 985 libraries worldwide
In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria. On arrival, though, they find themselves in the midst of the Roman Civil War. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus' twin sister Fabiola, having caught only a glimpse of her long-missing twin before being forced to flee Egypt for Rome, lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. From the battlefields of Asia Minor and North Africa, to the lawless streets of Rome and the gladiator arena, they all face death and danger daily, until 44 B.C. when their individual roads all lead them to Rome where the future of the republic lies unexpectedly in their hands
Spartacus : the gladiator by Ben Kane( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Returning to his village after escaping the Roman army, Spartacus is betrayed by his jealous king and forced into life as a gladiator before executing a daring overthrow and assuming leadership over an army of escaped slaves
Spartacus : rebellion by Ben Kane( Book )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 709 libraries worldwide
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
Hannibal : fields of blood by Ben Kane( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation. Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place is Cannae - the fields of blood. The battle will go down in history as one of the bloodiest ever fought, a battle in which Hanno knows he must fight as never before - just to stay alive
Eagles at war by Walter J Boyne( Book )
13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 259 libraries worldwide
From the author of The Forgotten Legion, the first in a gripping three-part series based on actual historical events In the summer of 9 CE, Publius Varus, the Roman governor of Germania, and Lucius Tullus, a centurion garrisoned on the Rhine, march east with three legions
De gladiator by Ben Kane( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 175 libraries worldwide
In historical terms we know very little about Spartacus the man - partly because most contemporary Roman historians were keen to obliterate his memory and prevent him from attaining mythic status. This of course is grist to the novelist's mill. Ben Kane's brilliant novel begins in the Thracian village to which Spartacus has returned, after escaping from life as an auxiliary in the Roman army. But here he quickly falls foul of his overlord, the Thracian king, who has set his heart on Dionysian priestess, Ariadne - later to become wife of Spartacus. Betrayed again to the Romans by his jealous king, Spartacus - and with him Ariadne - are taken in captivity to the school of gladiators at Capua. it is here - against the unbelievable brutality of gladiatorial life - that Spartacus and Crixus the Gaul plan the audacious overthrow of their Roman masters, escaping to Vesuvius, where they recruit and train a huge slave army - an army which will keep the might of Rome at bay for two years and create one of the most extraordinary legends in history. "Spartacus: The Gladiator" takes the story up to the moment when the slave army has inflicted its first great defeat on Rome
De opstand by Ben Kane( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Wanneer de weg naar de vrijheid open ligt, besluit de leider van het slavenleger Spartacus om te keren en de strijd met de Romeinen aan te gaan in Calabrië̈. Vervolg op 'De gladiator'
Spartacus the gladiator by Ben Kane( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Long the stuff of legends, Spartacus is known to most modern readers through the classic Kubrick film version of Howard Fast's novel. Now bestselling historical novelist Ben Kane returns to the source material and presents a lively and compelling new vision of the man who was Spartacus--Roman army auxiliary, slave, gladiator, and ultimately the leader of an army of slaves who nearly brought Rome to its knees
Fields of blood by Ben Kane( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 81 libraries worldwide
"Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues. Having brought his army safely over the Alps in winter, he now marches south to confront the enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. Facing Hanno is his former friend, Quintus, whom Hanno met while in Roman captivity. A bitter quarrel with his father led Quintus to join the Roman infantry under an assumed name. Among his legionaries, he finds that his enemies are not just the Carthaginians, but men of his own side. A stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played, with Hannibal seeking to fight, and Rome's generals avoiding battle. But battle cannot be delayed for much longer. Eventually, the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun in August in the south of Italy. The place is Cannae-the fields of blood. The encounter will go down in history as one of the bloodiest battles ever fought, a battle in which Hanno and Quintus know they must fight as never before-just to stay alive"--
Hunting the eagles by Ben Kane( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy, or to recover his legion's lost Eagle. At first, fortune seems to be with the Romans. Germanicus, the general appointed to lead punitive campaigns against the tribes, is resourceful and courageous. His armies are vast, dwarfing those of the enemy and the initial clashes are won by the legions. Yet Arminius is far from defeated. Charismatic and determined, he gathers together thousands of warriors for a second time. Their purpose is to visit death and destruction upon Rome's legions, to repeat what was done five years before. Stalking Germanicus' forces day and night, they watch and wait for the perfect moment to strike. Can Tullus prevent another disaster? And will he ever recover his legion's Eagle?
The silver eagle by Ben Kane( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Trapped in Parthia by Crassus's failed invasion, ten thousand legionaries are captured and marched to the edge of the known world, these men are the Forgotten Legion. Among them are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with troubled pasts and good reason to hate Rome. Together the trio must face the savage tribes that surround them as well as the more treacherous enemies within the ranks of the legion itself. The three friends' character will be tested to the utter limit as they struggle to find a way back to Rome. Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus' twin sister, fights to survive and maintain hope in her brother's survival. Freed by her powerful lover but beset by enemies on all sides, she must travel to Gaul to find her lover, Caesar's right-hand man, where Vercingetorix threatens the life and the lives of all who rally around Caesar
The forgotten legion by Ben Kane( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman on his way home from a good night out. At 13 years old, they and their mother are sold: Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome, and their mother into obscurity and death in the salt mines. Tarquinius is a warrior, doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul; he rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day - and mentor to the boy slave, Romulus, who dreams night and day of escape and of revenge
The road to Rome by Ben Kane( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
3rd book concerning the Forgotten legion. Having survived the perils of a journey across half the world, Romulus and Tarquinius are press-ganged into the legions, which are under imminent threat of annihilation by the Egyptians. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus's twin sister Fabiola lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy
Enemy of Rome by Ben Kane( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"As Rome rose to power in the third century BC, there was only one real rival in the Mediterranean -- Carthage. In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage. Now Hannibal, a brilliant young Carthaginian general, is out for revenge, setting the stage for the greatest conflict of the ancient world. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father. Although unexpected friendship springs up between the two boys -- and with Quintus's sister, Aurelia -- the fortunes of the two warring empires will tear them apart. They find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict, and an alliance forged through slavery will be played out to its stunning conclusion in battle." --Publisher's description
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