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Kane, Ben

Overview
Works: 100 works in 416 publications in 10 languages and 8,073 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Epic fiction  War fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: PR6111.A536, 823.92
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Most widely held works by Ben Kane
The forgotten legion by Ben Kane( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member 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 )

39 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion 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, are press-ganged into Caesar's thinning legions. Greatly outnumbered, they're fighting for their lives against the Egyptian army. 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
The silver eagle by Ben Kane( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first century B.C., trapped in Parthia by Crassus's failed invasion, the legionaries that survived are captured and marched to the edge of the known world. Abandoned by Rome, these men are the Forgotten Legion
Spartacus : the gladiator by Ben Kane( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 778 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 559 WorldCat member 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 : enemy of Rome by Ben Kane( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. 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' father. Although an unexpected friendship springs up between the two boys - and with Quintus' sister, Aurelia - the fortunes of the two warring empires once again separates them. 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
Eagles at War (Eagles of Rome, 1) by Ben Kane( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member 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
Clouds of war by Ben Kane( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

213 BC. Syracuse. Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city's incredible defences, designed by Archimedes, mean that Syracuse will not be taken easily. A veteran of the bitter war since its beginning, Quintus is ready to give his life in the service of the Republic. But dangers face him from within his own ranks as well as from the enemy-- who include his former friend, the Carthaginian, Hanno
Hunting the eagles by Ben Kane( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member 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?
Hannibal : fields of blood by Ben Kane( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member 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 in the storm by Ben Kane( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arminius has been defeated, one of the three eagles has been recovered, and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren't nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion's eagle liberated and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius is still at large, devious, fearless and burning for revenge of his own. Charismatic as ever, he raises another large tribal army, which will harry the Romans the length and breadth of the land. Into this cauldron of bloodshed, danger and treachery, Tullus must go - alone. His mission - to find and bring back his legion's eagle - will place him in more danger than he has ever faced before. Can he succeed? Can he even survive?
Rebellion by Ben Kane( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mighty slave army, led by Spartacus, has carried all before it, shredding the legions of Rome. Who can stop him now, in his triumphant march towards the Alps and freedom?
Fields of blood by Ben Kane( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 135 WorldCat member 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"--
De gladiator by Ben Kane( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member 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
Clash of Empires by Ben Kane( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After sixteen years of bloody war, Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. On the plains of Zama, Felix and his brother Antonius stand in the formidable Roman legions, ready to deliver the decisive blow. Victory will establish Rome as the pre-eminent power in the ancient world. Meanwhile, young senator Flamininus is set on becoming one of the Republic's greatest military commanders with his eyes on the as-yet-unconquered Macedon and Greece. But in the north of Greece, Philip V of Macedon has his own agenda. He is determined to restore his kingdom to its former glory but needs a strong army to help him do it. Young Demetrios dreams of fighting in the phalanx but is just a poor oarsman. Thirsty, hungry, burnt by the unforgiving Mediterranean sun, dreams are his only sustenance, until a chance encounter changes everything. Flamininus will stop at nothing to bring Philip V to heel. The Roman wolf has tasted blood, and it wants more. But the sun of Macedon will not set without a final blaze of glory. The gripping first novel in a new series from the master of historical fiction
Enemy of Rome by Ben Kane( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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
Spartacus : the gladiator by Ben Kane( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member 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. 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
Espartaco : el gladiador by Ben Kane( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Ben Kane novelist

Ben Kane Schriftsteller

Ben Kane schrijver uit Kenia (1970-)

Languages
English (177)

Spanish (46)

Dutch (11)

German (6)

Czech (6)

Polish (5)

Italian (2)

Turkish (1)

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