The Road to Rome by Ben Kane
A Novel of the Forgotten Legion

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In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria. On arrival, though, they find themselves in the midst of the Roman Civil War, are press-ganged into Caesar’s thinning legions and greatly outnumbered and fighting for their lives against the Egyptian army. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus’ twin sister Fabiola, having caught only a glimpse of her long-missing twin before being forced to flee Egypt for Rome, lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy.

From the battlefields of Asia Minor and North Africa, to the lawless streets of Rome and the gladiator arena, they all face death and danger daily, until 44 B.C. when their individual roads all lead them to Rome where the future of the republic lies unexpectedly in their hands.

About Ben Kane

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BEN KANE is the author of a trilogy set in ancient Rome that comprises The Forgotten Legion, The Silver Eagle and The Road to Rome. He has traveled widely and is a lifelong student of military history. He lives in North Somerset, England, with his family.
Published January 3, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 512 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the twins and Tarquinius are finally reunited in Rome, violence, bloodshed, and the threat of betrayal stalk them every day, with Romulus shocked at his sister's plan to kill the man he serves, and Tarquinius divining a tragedy on the Ides of March.

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The Road to Rome is a long book, and its complex plotline – complete with a number of twists – makes it impossible to do the book justice in a short review, particularly as so much of the characterisation groundwork has already been laid in the first two books of the series.

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For anyone who has ever felt the same way, Ben Kane is the antidote, as I know without a shadow of doubt that if the history text books or my history teacher had ever talked about history with this same rush of excitement and intrigue, I'd have loved it above any other subject.

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There is non-stop action as we follow the trials and tribulations of the central characters: Romulus, back into the fold of the Army, his twin sister Fabiola, now a brothel owner in Rome, and the ever wandering Tarquinius.

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