Eagles at War


AD 9, German frontier: Close to the Rhine, a Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol. On the opposite side of the river, German tribes are resentful of the harsh taxes about to be imposed upon them. Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men’s survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership.

What neither Tullus nor his commander, Governor Varus, realise is that ranged against them is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, who has long been plotting to drive the Romans from the tribal lands east of the Rhine.

As Varus’ legions prepare to leave their summer encampment, thousands of warriors – directed by Arminius – are massing nearby. Eager to throw off the Roman yoke, the tribesmen prepare a deadly ambush. Only the gods can save the Romans now…


  1. sae.bidwell@googlemail.com
    Posted 19 July 2015 at 10:21 | Permalink

    A wonderful read! Couldn’t put it down – when may we expect the next treat? Attention to detail superb – I was there with Tullus and his force, spitting feathers re Arminius’ treachery and how easily Varus was taken in … things don’t change.

  2. Ben Kane
    Posted 21 July 2015 at 09:10 | Permalink

    @sae.bidwell: I’m glad you liked it! Book two, Hunting the Eagles, will be out next year.

  3. bill_rukundo@hotmail.com
    Posted 28 July 2015 at 08:55 | Permalink

    Great read, can´t wait for the next one.

  4. brianhornby@yahoo.com
    Posted 5 August 2015 at 21:07 | Permalink

    Fantastic reading . Can’t wait for book 2.

  5. Ben Kane
    Posted 10 August 2015 at 10:30 | Permalink

    @Bill: Many thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hunting the Eagles will be out in spring 2016. If you’ve got the time, a short Amazon (and/or Goodreads review) would be super helpful. It doesn’t have to be long. I’ll even mail you a signed limited edition Eagles at War postcard – if you’re interested! Many thanks – Ben.

  6. Ben Kane
    Posted 10 August 2015 at 10:31 | Permalink

    @Brian: Cheers! I’m pleased you enjoyed it. The sequel, Hunting the Eagles, will be out in spring 2016. If you’ve got the time, a short Amazon (and/or Goodreads review) would be super helpful. It doesn’t have to be long. I’ll even mail you a signed limited edition Eagles at War postcard – if you’re interested! Many thanks again – Ben.

  7. emsons@talktalk.net
    Posted 21 September 2015 at 16:48 | Permalink

    Ben I have read your book Eagles at War,and have just finished reading Roman Mask by Thomas M D Brooke and the story is virtually identical to yours.Strange?

  8. Ben Kane
    Posted 21 September 2015 at 16:53 | Permalink

    Hi Vic, and thanks for your comment. Virtually identical in that it’s about the Teutoburg Forest disaster, or something else? (Will email you.) Cheers.

  9. neil916@btinternet.com
    Posted 21 September 2015 at 20:11 | Permalink

    Brilliant read, I thought the Forgotton Legion trilogy books were brilliant, however you managed to raise the bar even higher with ‘Eagles at War’. Brilliant mate

  10. Ben Kane
    Posted 22 September 2015 at 09:57 | Permalink

    @neil916: Many thanks for your praise! I think that Eagles is better than the my first three books, and I am glad you think so too. Cheers! Ben.

  11. gazzahill2000@yahoo.co.uk
    Posted 23 September 2015 at 07:50 | Permalink

    Hi I picked up ” The Forgotten Legion ” at a second hand bookshop while on holiday, I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t wait to get home & get the next one. In the last. 4 months I have gone through the Forgotten Legion Trilogy – The Spartacus series – and The Hannibal series. I guess that means I am hooked
    Keep it up Ben

  12. Ben Kane
    Posted 25 September 2015 at 15:32 | Permalink

    Hi Gary, and thanks a lot for your message. I’m delighted to hear you’re hooked! I hope you continue to enjoy my books for many years to come. Best wishes to you – Ben.

  13. eduardoazanza@yahoo.com
    Posted 14 February 2016 at 21:52 | Permalink

    Again a fantastic, wonderful read; and a great start for the new trilogy; can’t wait for the next one; looking forward to see what will happen with Tullus (and the rescued baby).


  14. Ben Kane
    Posted 2 March 2016 at 17:31 | Permalink

    @eduardo; perdoname por estar tan tarde – thank you, I am so pleased you liked Eagles at War! Saludos! Ben.

  15. chris.harvey11@btinternet.com
    Posted 14 April 2016 at 11:34 | Permalink

    just finished hunting the eagles cracking read you could almost smell the fear of the roman troops cant wait for next one

  16. Ben Kane
    Posted 18 April 2016 at 17:20 | Permalink

    @Chris: Cheers!

  17. thuelbig23@gmail.com
    Posted 6 May 2016 at 18:13 | Permalink

    First posting. Historical fiction is my favorite genre and I am a big fan. Loved the Forgotten Legion trilogy as well as all your other novels that I have gotten to. Can’t wait to read Eagles at War. Also looking forward to reading Rebellion and the 2nd and 3rd in the Hannibal series. Keep ’em coming!

  18. Ben Kane
    Posted 6 May 2016 at 20:22 | Permalink

    @Tom: Many thanks for taking the time to leave a message here. I’m delighted you like my books! Best wishes to you – Ben

  19. marcofilho@hotmail.co.uk
    Posted 23 August 2016 at 10:51 | Permalink

    I just finished reading the Eagles at War books 1 and 2 (actually I read them 2 then 1). I keep being amazed at how history is stranger than fiction. I thought several times during reading that you must have made that bit up. But no, the end notes show that it really happened that way. I’ve read all your books now. Can’t wait for the final volume in the Eagles at War series and more volumes in the Hannibal series. I guess I’ll have to be content with the short stories until then. Many thanks Ben.

    Marco Filho.

  20. Ben Kane
    Posted 28 August 2016 at 22:08 | Permalink

    @Marco: Thank you for your message. I’m glad you enjoyed the first two Eagles books, and the stranger than life true elements in them! Only 7 months to wait for Eagles in the Storm! Best wishes – Ben

  21. shellfawn1@hotmail.com
    Posted 3 October 2016 at 06:56 | Permalink

    I loved this book , historical fiction is my favourite genre and this was excellent, I liked the lost legion but I loved this ben kane is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers

  22. Ben Kane
    Posted 3 October 2016 at 20:19 | Permalink

    @shellfawn1: Thanks for taking the time to drop me a line. I’m glad you liked this book more than The Forgotten Legion! Best wishes to you – Ben

  23. markmurray1983@gmail.com
    Posted 18 November 2016 at 22:28 | Permalink

    Brilliant books Ben, I’ve read your Hannibal and Forgotten legion series along with Eagles 1 and 2 so looking forward to number 3. keep up the great work!

  24. Ben Kane
    Posted 19 November 2016 at 16:22 | Permalink

    Cheers, Mark – glad you enjoy them! Best wishes to you – Ben

  25. Gideon
    Posted 25 December 2016 at 14:18 | Permalink

    This book was absolutely amazing! Greetings from South Africa 🙂

    Please continue to distribute your books SA and I will most definitely read them all!

  26. Ben Kane
    Posted 5 January 2017 at 13:07 | Permalink

    Hi Gideon, and apologies for the delay in replying. Happy New Year to you! I’m delighted you enjoyed Eagles at War, and I hope you enjoy the other two books. Read the two free short stories that tie in with the first two books online at Wattpad, if you like…Best wishes – Ben.

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