The Forgotten Legion: (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles No. 1)

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Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman on his way home from a good night out. At 13 years old, they and their mother are sold: Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome, and their mother into obscurity and death in the salt mines.

Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior and soothsayer, born enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion.

Brennus is a Gaul; the Romans killed his entire family. He rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day - and mentor to the boy slave, Romulus, who dreams night and day of escape and of revenge.

The lives of these four characters are bound and interwoven in a marvellous story which begins in a Rome riven by corruption, violence and political enmities, but ends far away, where Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius find themselves fighting against the Parthians and overwhelming odds.

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"Bloody, fast-paced, thrilling ... what Wilbur Smith did for Egypt, Kane does for ancient Rome ... a masterful debut that shouldn't be missed!" (James Rollins, bestselling author of The Last Oracle)

"I thoroughly enjoyed The Forgotten Legion - so much so that I stayed up until 2am to finish it. Kane delves into the grim underbelly of slavery, prostitution and gladiatorial carnage; a place where life is cheap and the thirst of the conquerors for the blood of the conquered knows no bounds ... The conclusion leaves us waiting for the sequel" (Manda Scott, author of the 'Boudica' novels)

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Three men and one woman are bound in servitude to the Republic: their odyssey begins in Rome, but ends at the very limits of the known world, where the Forgotten Legion fights against overwhelming odds.

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Published by Preface Publishing (2009)
ISBN 10: 1848090102 ISBN 13: 9781848090101
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