König, Politiker, Krieger, Eroberer - Richard Löwenherz! 1189. Endlich regiert Richard Löwenherz als König über England. Noch muss er in seinem eigenen Königreich für Ordnung sorgen, bald jedoch bereitet er einen neuen Kriegszug vor. Jerusalem, das Heilige Land, soll aus der Hand der Muslime befreit werden. Gemeinsam mit seinem treuen Diener Ferdia macht sich Löwenherz auf den beschwerlichen Weg ins Heilige Land. Dort erwartet sie ein gnadenloser Krieg - und Saladin, der berühmte Anführer der Sarazenen, der die Stadt einst von den Christen eroberte.
1179: Heinrich II. Plantagenet herrscht über England und Teile Frankreichs. In seinem Haus aber herrscht Unruhe, sogar zur Rebellion kommt es. Ausgerechnet Ferdia, ein irischer Adliger, der als Geisel an den Hof kam, rettet seinem Sohn Richard das Leben. Zum Dank wird er Richards Knappe und darf diesen fortan in den Krieg begleiten. Sie kämpfen hart und siegen, und Richard macht sich als Löwenherz einen Namen. Doch bald erkennt Ferdia: Sein Herr schwebt erneut in Gefahr, denn der Ruhm sorgt für Neider, auch in Richards eigener Familie.
Rom, 200 vor Christus. Gerade hat Rom Hannibal geschlagen und zum Friedensschluss von Kathargo gezwungen. Doch im Osten wartet bereits ein neuer Feind: Philipp V. von Makedonien, Herrscher über Griechenland. Als er seine Hand auch nach Pergamon und Rhodos ausstreckt, greift Rom ein. Ein neuer Krieg entbrennt und bringt die Römer bald an den Rand ihrer Möglichkeiten. Haben sie zu viel riskiert? Wird ihr Imperium untergehen? Oder kann der ehrgeizige Feldherr Flaminus das Blatt noch einmal wenden?
Er hat sich noch nicht von der Niederlage erholt, die ihm die Makedonier zugefügt haben. Dennoch zieht Heerführer Flaminius seine Männer für den finalen Schlag gegen den übermächtigen Feind zusammen. Er und seine Legionäre wissen: Wer diesen Krieg gewinnt, wird über Griechenland herrschen. Das Imperium des Verlierers hingegen wird untergehen. Interne Machtkämpfe und die aufsässige Bevölkerung stellen Flaminius auf die Probe. Doch er ist bereit zu kämpfen, bis das letzte Schwert gefallen ist.
Autumn 1192. With Jerusalem still in the Saracens' hands, and a peace treaty agreed with their leader Saladin, Richard the Lionheart is free at last to travel back to his strife-ridden kingdom. By his side at every turn is the loyal knight Ferdia, also known as Rufus. Together they will face not just Richard's archenemy Philippe Capet of France, but also the king's treacherous younger brother, John.
1179. Henry II is King of England, Wales, Ireland, Normandy, Brittany and Aquitaine. The House of Plantagenet reigns supreme. But there is unrest in Henry's house. Not for the first time, his family talks of rebellion. Ferdia - an Irish nobleman taken captive during the conquest of his homeland - saves the life of Richard, the king's son. In reward for his bravery, he is made squire to Richard, who is already a renowned warrior. Crossing the English Channel, the two are plunged into a campaign to crush rebels in Aquitaine.
1189. The long-awaited goal of Richard Plantagenet, the Lionheart, comes true as he is crowned King of England. Before he can set off on crusade and retake Jerusalem from the Saracens, he must set his own kingdom in order and deal with his half-brother Geoffrey and younger brother John, both of whom pose threats to the throne.
As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Forgotten Legion series. 213 BC, Syracuse: Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city’s incredible defences, designed by Archimedes, mean that Syracuse will not be taken easily.
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When a new empire rises, and old one must fall. After 16 years of bloody war against Rome, Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. On the plains of Zama, Felix and his brother Antonius stand in the formidable Roman legions, ready to deliver the decisive blow. Victory will establish Rome as the pre-eminent power in the ancient world. But in northern Greece, Philip V of Macedon is determined to restore Alexander the Great's kingdom to its former glory.
The fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph? Hannibal and his warrior army, or the mighty legions of Rome. By Ben Kane, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome. Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely.
The date is 15 AD. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren't nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion's eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius - devious, fearless - is burning for revenge of his own.
In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father.
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Based on real historical events. A time for vengeance 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.
As winter approaches in 74 BC, few travellers are abroad. But one man is making the long and weary last stage of his way home. Large parts of his homeland, Thrace, a land north of Greece, has fallen under the hated power of Rome. This Thracian has fought in the Roman legions for nearly a decade. He is skilled, hardened in battle, a sophisticated fighter. Spartacus.
Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead, and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived, and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy or to recover his legion's lost Eagle.
The third novel in The Forgotten Legion trilogy takes the main protagonists from North Africa back to Rome in the build-up to the assassination of Julius Caesar.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's 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....
Winter 218 BC: In Cisalpine Gaul, a Carthaginian patrol is moving stealthily through thick woodland. It’s led by Hanno, one of Hannibal’s young officers, and his second-in-command, Mutt. Famished and cold, they are making for a town full of the grain that they desperately need. But the local Gauls cannot be trusted; and although defeated, the Romans still have patrols in the area. With peril on every side and a deadly ambush ahead, there is no certainty that either Hanno or Mutt will survive....
The Forgotten Legion fought against almighty odds at the very edge of the known world - and lost. Now Brennus the Gaul, Tarquinius the Etruscan soothsayer and Romulus, bastard son of a Roman nobleman, are prisoners of Parthia. They dream of escape, but in the brutal fighting which lies ahead, only two will survive. Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus's twin sister, is caught up in the vicious eddies of Roman politics. Hunted by slave catchers she flees, hoping to find her lover, Brutus, bound for Alexandria with Caesar. Ben Kane's brilliant second novel plunges his characters into a cauldron of war....