The Silver Eagle

The sequel, The Silver Eagle, takes us back into the world of Romulus, Brennus, Tarquinius and Fabiola. The book starts off in Margiana, where The Forgotten Legion is still serving its cruel Parthian masters. A bloody attack by Scythian tribesmen leaves death and destruction in its wake, and poses a grave new danger to Romulus and his friends. Soon The Forgotten Legion will meet its greatest threat yet, one which may mean annihilation…or glory. And while there seems no tangible chance of returning to Rome, a new god – Mithras – offers some hope.

Meanwhile in Italy, Fabiola encounters the vicious slave-catcher Scaevola, a man who makes it his sole purpose to hunt her down. Caught up in the riots and unrest which threaten Rome’s very existence, Fabiola must flee to the only person who can offer her protection: her lover Brutus. But he is far away in Gaul with Caesar, desperately trying to quell the massive tribal uprising led by the charismatic chieftain Vercingetorix.

Published 4th June 2009. As of February 2010, The Silver Eagle has sold nearly 12,000 copies, which is a greater than 25% increase on The Forgotten Legion in its first year. In its second week, it reached no. 28 in the Bestellers top 50 list, and remained in the top 50 for a month. Sales have matched that of The Forgotten Legion in paperback.


  1. lindaannb
    Posted 7 October 2011 at 17:43 | Permalink

    I see that there are two more books. I cannot wait to read them.

    Linda Atchley

  2. Ben Kane
    Posted 7 October 2011 at 19:55 | Permalink

    @Linda: Hi, and welcome to my site! Thanks for posting – I’m glad that you’re really keen to read the next two books in the trilogy.

    After that, there’s Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, and in early 2012, Spartacus: The Gladiator!

    Happy reading!

  3. dazzerh
    Posted 25 March 2012 at 19:53 | Permalink

    fantastic read, cannot wait to get my hands on part1 and part3

  4. Ben Kane
    Posted 26 March 2012 at 11:43 | Permalink

    @dazzerh: Thanks a lot! I hope you enjoy the others too.

  5. jcertze
    Posted 15 April 2012 at 07:21 | Permalink

    Wow! I am enjoying your books greatly. Long time since i had enjoy an historic novel this much… last time was with Santiago Posteguillo’s trillogy about Escipión. Unfortunatelly i am deeply disponted by Merce Diago translation to spanish of your book… it seems to affect greatly your narrative. However i got an english version, and enjoying it even more. Can’t wait to finish the trillogy.

  6. Ben Kane
    Posted 16 April 2012 at 21:00 | Permalink

    @jcertze: Lo siento que el traducion no esta bueno. Sorry for my poor Spanish too – but I am glad that you are able to read them in English. I really want to read Posteguillo’s trilogy, but they are not in English and my Spanish is not good enough to try them in their own language 🙁 Saludos.

  7. Bigbear
    Posted 22 June 2012 at 14:36 | Permalink

    I started to read the second novel yesterday, what do I hate these books, they allways keep me up a great deal of the night. By doing this, I’am tired the next day and not an enjoyable person before my two cups of coffee. No, just kidding, I love the story, just keep writing.

  8. Ben Kane
    Posted 25 June 2012 at 13:53 | Permalink

    @Bigbear: Dank u wel – sorry you need so much coffee the next day!

  9. laurabri
    Posted 25 September 2012 at 21:43 | Permalink

    I picked up one of your books ‘Silver Eagle’ for my Dad to read (he is a keen reader and not very mobile) and he absolutely LOVED it. I have been sent to amazon to get him the others! He said it is one of the best books he has ever read – I thought you’d like to know 🙂 Thank you for making him happy.

  10. Ben Kane
    Posted 26 September 2012 at 10:25 | Permalink

    @laurabri: Thanks for posting such a lovely message! I’m delighted that you happened to pick up The Silver Eagle, and even more so that your dad enjoyed it so much. Result! Best wishes to him and to you – Ben Kane

  11. Duke
    Posted 1 January 2013 at 18:14 | Permalink

    It usually takes me a couple of months to read a book that size, but I could not put it down and I read it in a week and a half. Can’t wait to read the others!

  12. Ben Kane
    Posted 3 January 2013 at 19:50 | Permalink

    @Duke: Many thanks! I hope you enjoy the others as much.

  13. martyn
    Posted 10 February 2013 at 13:30 | Permalink

    Picked this up randomly because of the subject, couldn’t put it down once i started reading it, just wish i had noticed it is the second part of a trilogy. It is the first time i have felt as if i was part of the story, it is so well written that you feel you know the characters personally and are going through everything they do. Must now get part 1 and 2.

  14. Ben Kane
    Posted 18 February 2013 at 06:07 | Permalink

    @martyn: Many thanks for your post, and my apologies for not replying sooner. Sorry that you didn’t get to read The Forgotten Legion first,but I am glad that you want to go on and read the two other books anyway! Best wishes.

  15. Mightywhite
    Posted 9 March 2013 at 16:06 | Permalink

    Just got back to listening to Michael Praed narrating The Silver Eagle – the standard has been maintained from the forgotten Legion – simply wonderful writing and narration.

  16. Ben Kane
    Posted 11 March 2013 at 20:30 | Permalink

    @Mightywhite: Apologies for the delay in replying. Michael Praed is great, isn’t he? Glad you like him – and the book too!

  17. edwarren0823
    Posted 20 March 2013 at 22:50 | Permalink

    just finished The Silver Eagle and getting ready to start Road to Rome! The first two books of the trilogy have been incredible and inspiring. I have a bit of a dilemna. When I finish Road to Rome in the near future should I begin the Spartacus series or the Hannibal series? It’s too tough to decide.

  18. Ben Kane
    Posted 28 March 2013 at 16:57 | Permalink

    @edwarren0823: I replied to you on my phone a few days ago, but for some reason, it didn’t go through. Sorry! Thanks a lot for your praise – glad that you enjoyed them! Go for Spartacus, as you can read the whole story in two books without having to wait for the next…

  19. Oakraven
    Posted 12 November 2013 at 06:12 | Permalink

    Have just spent the most pleasurable six hours. Thank you. “The Silver Eagle” was not a disappointing book . My feet are killing me from walking beside Romulus …. LOL. and so , on to “The Road To Rome.”
    Thank you Ben Kane. More power to your pen….or keyboard…lol. Please , please , please keep writing.

  20. Ben Kane
    Posted 12 November 2013 at 09:13 | Permalink

    @Oakraven: thanks very much for your posts – I’m so pleased that you’re being carried away from your pain and discomfort by my books. Happy reading! Ben.

    Posted 13 May 2016 at 17:36 | Permalink

    I started reading The Forgotten Legion at the beginning of May, I finished yesterday, late in the night, The Forgotten Legion. I ordered Road to Rome. I cannot wait to find out how the story ends and how Fabiola (beautiful Roman name) manages to convince Brutus to be part of the Senators conspiracy that murdered Caesar. If this event is included in The Road to Rome. The readers just cannot put down your books. They become completely immersed in the story. As a Roman I know the history of my city very well and I really thank you so much for sharing it with your readers
    Lucio Lodi

  22. Ben Kane
    Posted 16 May 2016 at 14:06 | Permalink

    @Lucio: Many thanks for your comment, and kind words. I’m delighted you enjoyed the trilogy so much! Ciao – Ben.

  23. Marco
    Posted 22 July 2018 at 16:55 | Permalink

    Ave Ben , I just read ” the forgotten legion” and it is really amazing,I like the way you write. And I think you are among the best authors like Fabbri, Scarrow,Frediani etc etc from my personal viewpoint.Now I would like to buy and read the sequels, but I haven’t find it in italian. Did you forgot to translate it ? 🙂

  24. Ben Kane
    Posted 16 August 2018 at 15:45 | Permalink

    Ciao, Marco, and many apologies for not replying sooner. School holidays here! It’s fantastic that you enjoyed the Forgotten Legion. Sadly, my first few books didn’t sell well in Italy. You can get them in digital format – Book 2 (L’Aquila d’Oriente) here: and Book 3 (I figli di Roma) as a paperback here: . I have no idea why the second is only available as an ebook, and the third as a paperback but not an ebook…I am so sorry. The Eagles trilogy is published in Italian by a different publisher, and is available in hardback and paperback. I hope you can find them. Many thanks! Ben.

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