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ISBN13: 9780312601249
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Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery, and then later sold: Romulus to gladiator school, and Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome.

Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior, born enemy of Rome and trained by the last haruspex in the forgotten arts of divination. A runaway slave, then an AWOL Legionaire, he has a long foretold destiny that will take him to the ends of the known world.

Brennus is a Gaul who lost his entire clain in a battle against the Roman Army.  After being sold as a slave he rises to bcome one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day.

The lives of these four are interwoven in story that ranges from a Rome riven by corruption, violence and political enmities to ends of the empire, where Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius find themselves fighting against the Parthians and overwhelming odds - members of The Forgotten Legion.

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An epic Roman novel which follows three men and one woman bound in servitude to the Republic.

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 warrior and soothsayer, and an enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul; the Romans killed his entire family. 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 revenge.

The lives of the four are bound together into a marvellous story which begins in a Rome riven by corruption, violence and politics, and ends far away at the very border of the known world.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

This epic Roman novel follows three men and one woman bound in servitude to the Republic. These four lives are woven together in a story that begins in a Rome driven by corruption, violence and politics, and ends far away at the very border of the known world.

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Told from the perspective of four people at the margins of the Roman world and Roman society - slaves, gladiators, runaway soldiers - comes this epic tale of the late Roman Republic and the legendary Forgotten Legion that went beyond the furthest boundaries of the Roman world.

About the Author

Ben Kane is a lifelong student of military history in general and Roman history in specific, The Forgotten Legion is his first novel and the sequel, The Silver Eagle, will be released in 2010.  He lives in England.

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gaby317, January 25, 2010 (view all comments by gaby317)
I am fascinated by stories of Ancient Rome and am excited to be part of the book blog tour for Ben Kane's debut novel, The Forgotten Legion!

The Forgotten Legion differs from most novels of Ancient Rome in that Ben Kane chose conquered people for the lead characters. Through the stories of the Etrucscan Tarquinius and the Gaul Brennus, we share the experience of conquest by Rome. Somehow, Rome's system of conquest allows the strong and skilled to serve Rome. So, Tarquinius and Brennus who had stood out in their own communities, find that their strength and skills still bring them some recognition and respect in their new lives.

Through the experience of the young twin slaves, Romulus and Fabiola, we see what life can be like for the Roman house slaves born and raised in Rome. When their master decides to tear their family apart, he sells Romulus to a gladiator school and Fabiola to a brothel. Forced to survive by their wits, the love that they have for each other and their desire for revenge sustains them.

The Forgotten Legion is riveting. Ben Kane weaves together these different stories - we find romance, action, unexpected twists and opportunities for revenge. The important figures and moments in Rome's history affect our heroes' lives and make for a fascinating and satisfying read! I am looking forward to the next in the series, The Silver Eagle.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312601249
Author:
Kane, Ben
Publisher:
Griffin
Author:
Ben Kane
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
The Forgotten Legion Chronicles
Series Volume:
1 of 3
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one black-and-white frontispiec
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.44 x 1.47 in

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Product details 544 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312601249 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An epic Roman novel which follows three men and one woman bound in servitude to the Republic.

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 warrior and soothsayer, and an enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul; the Romans killed his entire family. 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 revenge.

The lives of the four are bound together into a marvellous story which begins in a Rome riven by corruption, violence and politics, and ends far away at the very border of the known world.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , This epic Roman novel follows three men and one woman bound in servitude to the Republic. These four lives are woven together in a story that begins in a Rome driven by corruption, violence and politics, and ends far away at the very border of the known world.
"Synopsis" by ,
Told from the perspective of four people at the margins of the Roman world and Roman society - slaves, gladiators, runaway soldiers - comes this epic tale of the late Roman Republic and the legendary Forgotten Legion that went beyond the furthest boundaries of the Roman world.
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