The Road to Rome

The last book in the trilogy, The Road to Rome, came out on August 12th 2010. It reached no. 4 in the Sunday Times bestseller list in its first week! Since being released in paperback on January 20th 2011, it has sold more than 32,000 copies (March 9th.)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’ twin sister Fabiola lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. Soon after, Romulus fights at Zela, the vicious battle where Caesar famously said, ‘Veni, vidi, vici’. Tarquinius, separated from Romulus in the chaos of war, hides in Alexandria, searching for guidance. But mortal danger awaits them both.

From the battlefields of Asia Minor and North Africa, to the lawless streets of Rome and the gladiator arena, they face death daily, until on the Ides of March, the twins are reunited and must decide either to back or to betray Caesar on his day of destiny.


    Posted 1 May 2016 at 03:42 | Permalink

    Hello Ben, I love your trilogy (I just finished the last book). I would love to see a sequel for the ending of road to rome, I have also read in previous comments that you don’t intend to write another book to this series wich makes me sad but, I hope in the future you look back to this book and write the fate of the characters at the end (I don’t want to spoil anything to other people :D).

    Anyway Ben, you have done an excellent work.

    PD: Sorry if my english is hard to read or if I miss spell something, my english is very bad lol. Greetings from México :D.

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

    @juanrascond: Hi Juan, and thank you for your message! I’m glad you enjoyed the Forgotten Legion trilogy, and your English is fine! Saludos.

    Posted 28 June 2016 at 13:51 | Permalink

    Hi Ben! I read and enjoyed the Forgotten Legion trilogy. It was fantastic. I felt like dominant at that time.
    I would like to know the continuation of the story of your heroes . I hope to rethink it.
    Now I am trying to find other books you published in Greece. Who knows maybe you will publish also a story from Greek history. 😉
    Greetings from Greece

  4. Ben Kane
    Posted 28 June 2016 at 16:39 | Permalink

    Hi Maria, and many thanks for your message. I’m pleased you enjoyed the Forgotten Legion books. I have no plans for more books about the characters in the trilogy, and I am sorry to say that those are the only books of mine translated into Greek at this moment in time. I do hope that that will change in time – and who knows, I may even write about Greek heroes! Af karisto – Ben.

    Posted 27 January 2017 at 18:42 | Permalink

    Hi Ben
    I am looking forward to the 3rd Eagles book in March.
    Have you ever been approached to write a TV series similar to Rome series?.



  6. Ben Kane
    Posted 31 January 2017 at 21:42 | Permalink

    Hi Mike – I think I emailed you a reply – sorry if I didn’t. No, never been approached by anybody, sadly. I live in hope! Best wishes – Ben

    Posted 10 August 2017 at 22:44 | Permalink

    Hi Ben!
    I have recently finished this awesome trilogy and i am looking forward to read eagles at war.
    I really felt that i was travelling with Romulus, Tarquinnus and Brennus on their adventure. Loved the way you describe battles and battlegrounds you can almost be there while reading. I felt every lost and joy with characters, fantastic! Once you start reading you just cant stoy haha.
    Also i read both Spartacus books.
    I am a huge fan of military history, specially of Rome so i have found lots of interesting information in your books. The explanation of how the legions used to worked is great, simple and precise.
    Greetings from Chile 🙂 ! ( sorry about my english)
    P.d: it s amazing how the fiction connect with the realistic events!

  8. Ben Kane
    Posted 11 August 2017 at 09:39 | Permalink

    Hi there, and thank you for your message! It’s great to hear from Chile – I love your country. Visited it for 2 months in 98 and 99 – entered from Bolivia, and went all the way to Tierra del Fuego! It’s great to hear you like my books – and your English is way better than my Spanish. Ahora, me falta todo. Saludos! Ben.

  9. FrancoPerez1994
    Posted 8 January 2019 at 23:37 | Permalink

    Hi! I Just want to say thay i have Just finished the reading of the trilogy “the forgotten legion” and i Just want to say thank you for this!!! I have read the other trilogy “Eagles of Rome” wich i fall in love with the characters.!!!
    You are the Best!

  10. Ben Kane
    Posted 9 January 2019 at 18:45 | Permalink

    @Franco: muchas gracias! Un saludo – Ben

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