Competition time again!

Many of you might have had an email from me about this. In case you haven’t, and for those of you who are visiting the site for the first time:

Would you like to try and win one of two signed hardback copies of my new book, Hannibal: Fields of Blood? Also up  for grabs: four signed copies of the paperback of Spartacus: Rebellion. In the pot too are a lovely bronze ram’s head bracelet (a replica of  an archaeological find) and a clay face of the god Vulcan (again a replica of  an archaeological find).

First prize gets both Hannibal books.
Second prize gets a copy of Fields of Blood and the bracelet.
Third prize gets a copy of Fields of Blood and the Vulcan image.
Fourth prize gets a copy of Fields of Blood.
Fifth and sixth prizes each get a copy of Spartacus: Rebellion.


Answer me this: Where did Hannibal annihilate eight Roman legions?


Good luck, and thanks for reading my books!


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  1. chris
    Posted 15 June 2013 at 12:04 | Permalink

    Competition Time

    Where did Hannibal annihilate eight Roman legions?

    Answer: Battle of Cannae


    Chris Reason

  2. PaulfromEboracum
    Posted 16 June 2013 at 11:03 | Permalink

    At the bloody Battle of Cannae. Good luck with the new book, Ben.

    Paul aka Publius Claudius Caldus

  3. randyyue
    Posted 16 June 2013 at 13:22 | Permalink

    Answer re Hannibal’s victory over 8 Roman Legions – Battle of Cannae


    Randy Yue

  4. gordonadams
    Posted 16 June 2013 at 21:52 | Permalink

    Battle of Cannae.
    Just reading your first book, The Forgotten Legion. Fantastic so far


  5. Ben Kane
    Posted 17 June 2013 at 13:03 | Permalink

    @gordonadams: thanks, and good luck!

  6. Zeraphim
    Posted 18 June 2013 at 04:26 | Permalink

    Hi Ben,
    I replied to the mail I received on my mail Id

    Anyways, the answer to your question is the place is Apulia and the Battle is known as Battle of Cannae

  7. Ben Kane
    Posted 18 June 2013 at 13:39 | Permalink

    Thanks to everyone who entered.

    The 300+ entrants were allocated numbers, and I then used a random number generator to pick 6 numbers.
    First name was: Ethan Fenton (on Facebook)
    Second name was: Carrie Casselman (on FB)
    Third name was: Tim Pauley (via email)
    Fourth name was: John Capps (via email)
    Fifth name was: Robin Carter (on FB)
    Sixth name was: Lynette Hartman (on FB)

    Well done to all of you, and sorry to everyone who didn’t win this time.
    Best wishes

  8. John Salter
    Posted 3 July 2013 at 18:52 | Permalink

    Currently reading Fields of Blood and really enjoying it so far Ben, great book!

  9. Ben Kane
    Posted 5 July 2013 at 14:22 | Permalink

    @John Salter: Great stuff, John!

  10. brendonlumgair
    Posted 30 July 2013 at 00:10 | Permalink

    Ben, I’m really enjoying getting back into your books a year or two after the Forgotten Legion trilogy.

    Finished “Hannibal: Enemy…” this spring, then “Spartacus: Gladiator” last night.

    I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!

    I like your cliff hanger chapter endings that keep the book moving. I also like how you use a Latin term at the beginning of a sentence in italics, then a brief explanation right in the sentence.

    Thanks for the great books!

  11. Ben Kane
    Posted 1 August 2013 at 22:43 | Permalink

    @brendonlumgair: thanks for your message – I’m glad that you’re getting back into the books. Cheers for taking the time to drop me a line. Best wishes to you – Ben.

  12. HistoryDan
    Posted 10 August 2013 at 13:03 | Permalink

    It took me no more than a week to read your new book Hannibal: Fields of Blood.

    It was absolutely fantastic! I have read every book that you have published, and I have loved all of them, especially the amazing Forgotten Legion trilogy, a work of magic!

    Can’t wait until Hannibal: Clouds of War!

    Thanks Ben!

  13. Ben Kane
    Posted 13 August 2013 at 14:57 | Permalink

    @HistoryDan: thanks a lot for your kind words – it’s always great to hear from happy readers. Best wishes to you – Ben.

  14. ITColin
    Posted 19 September 2013 at 19:26 | Permalink

    Just finished reading – Hannibal Fields of Blood, can’t wait for the next episode!!!!

  15. Ben Kane
    Posted 19 September 2013 at 20:07 | Permalink

    @ITColin: Many thanks for posting, and I’m glad that you enjoyed Fields of Blood. You’ll be pleased to know that the next volume, Clouds of War, comes out in just 5 months – on the 27th February. Best wishes to you – Ben.

  16. annis
    Posted 15 October 2013 at 06:29 | Permalink

    Was this the Battle of Iwo Cannae, by any chance?
    Sorry, I know the competition is long over – just couldn’t resist being a smart arse 🙂
    I have “Fields of Blood” on hold at the library – looking forward to it!

  17. Ben Kane
    Posted 16 October 2013 at 21:00 | Permalink

    @annis: I hope you like Fields of Blood!
    Iwo Cannae 🙂

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