Hunting the Eagles

Hunting the Eagles AN ARMY DEFEATEDAD Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania Although the bones of soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest not all th

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  • Title: Hunting the Eagles
  • Author: Ben Kane
  • ISBN: 9781848094079
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • AN ARMY DEFEATEDAD 14 Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania Although the bones of 15,000 soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest, not all the Romans were slain in the bloody ambush.A CENTURION OUT FOR VENGEANCEDemoted, battle scarred and hell bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fighAN ARMY DEFEATEDAD 14 Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania Although the bones of 15,000 soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest, not all the Romans were slain in the bloody ambush.A CENTURION OUT FOR VENGEANCEDemoted, battle scarred and hell bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, who is gathering thousands of hostile tribesmen, and determined to crush the Romans for a second time EAGLE RECOVEREDThe eagle belonging to Tullus old legion is still in enemy hands, but as the Romans reprisals take their army deep into German tribal lands, he remains convinced that it is within reach But Arminius and his warriors are perilously close As battle begins, Tullus and his comrades know they must fight as never before just to stay alive

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    1. I do enjoy a good military style book about ancient Rome, though this one didn’t quite carry the intensity of the first one in the series. It lacked the energy and bloodbath its predecessor drove to.The best part of the writing is how the ignorance, and supposed superiority, of the Romans was channelled. Centurion Tulus considers his enemies, the German tribesman, savages because they slaughtered an army of Rome, but the actions of the mighty Romans- the slaughtering of women and children- is [...]

    2. Continuation of the story of Centurion Tullus and the other survivors of the Teutoberg Disaster. He and some of the legionaries in his original legion--the 18th--which had nearly been wiped out-- are now in the 5th Legion. Germanicus, general, a member of the imperial family, comes to take charge of several legions on the Germania frontier. He and they are bent on revenge for the Teutoberg, several years earlier. A mutiny of some soldiers is put down and ringleaders executed. There is much chara [...]

    3. Hunting the Eagles was just as good — if not a little better — as the first book, Eagles at War. I literally loved every single page of it, never wanted to put my Kindle down or ever get bored. Ben Kane is fast turning into one of my favorite historical fiction authors!The first book was one of my top favorites of 2015, so I'm really thrilled to say that Hunting the Eagles wasn't a disappointment at all. If anything, I think I enjoyed it even more because I was already familiar with the char [...]

    4. Utterly outstanding! Not only a fantastic follow up to Eagles of War, one of the best books of 2015 in my opinion, but also superb in its own right. Bravo!

    5. parmenionbooks.wordpress/Click link for full reviewReviewReading a Ben Kane book is always a different experience from all the other Roman books i normally read. There seem to be so many types and styles since Rome became the bedrock of Historical Fiction, from the cut and thrust of the bloody swords and sandals to devious machinations of roman politics and criminal nefarious enterprise and rooting it out with only the tools and minds of the time. But with Ben i always feel you get something tot [...]

    6. A very competently written historic blood and guts novel. Reminded me of Bernard Cornwall with a little more historical vim and a little less drama. A pleasant way to spend three hours.

    7. Well, reading much of the synopsis you'd be forgiven for thinking that this sounds just like a re-run of Book One. It isn't. Not really. Though there are a number of similarities. Luckily, Ben gives us the superb writing and character depth of the first book, as his similarities. The Romans, to my limited knowledge of the actual events, seem intent on making all the same similar mistakes as in book one. The reason? Well, maybe arrogance. Maybe surprise, that the proto-Germans wouldn't roll over [...]

    8. 4.7 starsProbably the best Kane's book so far, staying far from the YA feel of some of the earlier books.

    9. An author growing in (deserved) stature and confidence. This is the follow up to “Eagles at War” where a trusted ally walked three Roman legions into a trap and decimated them. We saw this through the eyes and actions of a centurion, Lucius Tullus who escaped with a small number of his men.This is set six years later and the few survivors are still suffering the disgrace of the defeat and Rome has decided it is time for revenge and, with luck, recover the lost legion standards (Eagles). But [...]

    10. Ben Kane writes another Roman thriller. It carries forward the story of Centurian Tullus, demoted after the defeat in the Teutoburg Forest where 15000 soldiers of three legions were massacred in an ambush by the German Chieftain Arminius. The Eagle of Tullus' Legion was taken. Despite six long years Tullus still thirsts for revenge and a burning desire to recover the Eagle. Under Germanicus the Legions begin their operation to avenge the defeat. Tullus is promoted to his old position of leading [...]

    11. BrilliantAnother fantastic novel by Ben Kane. I read it in one sitting, as I did with the first Eagles of Rome book. Ben's writing style is such that it enables an unimaginative reader like myself, to feel like I was there in the thick of the action fighting next to Tullus and his 'brothers'. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to read the final book of the trilogy.

    12. This was a gift, and, to be brutally honest, not one I'd have bought for myself, although the Classical period fascinates me. I made a few pages but the dialogue quickly killed it for me. It wasn't true to period enough for my tastes. My 2-star rating seems to be at odds with everyone else's and the plot may be - and probably is - engaging, but I couldn't get into it. Sorry.

    13. An excellent read, captivating from start to finish, Ben Kane in my opinion is setting the mark for all historical fiction writers. Can't wait to start reading the third installment of the series :) Top marks.

    14. Excellent read. Enjoyed the character of Tullus and the references to the previous Tuetenbuerg forest campaign. Will be reading more of Ben Kane for sure.

    15. Mi primera novela de Ben Kane (que aunque es segunda parte en una trilogía, se deja leer sin problemas de forma independiente), sin duda podría ser la primera de muchas si la logística lo permitiese; porque todo lector de novela histórica sabe que no todos los autores del género logran el equilibrio perfecto entre realidad y ficción, entre lo didáctico y el puro divertimento pero Kane sí que tiene la fórmula."La Caza de las Águilas" transcurre entre los años 14 y 15 d.C y se centra en [...]

    16. This is the second book in Kane's Eagles trilogy and is far superior in my opinion to the first book (see my review). I found Eagles at War to be slow to start and a bit pedestrian but the protracted battle scenes at the end were extremely well done and enjoyable.By comparison, Hunting the Eagles, which picks up some 5 years after the massacre of Varus' legions in the German forest, is more fast paced with more action - not just battle scenes but stuff moving the story forward. I also think that [...]

    17. No recuerdo haber leído alguna novela histórica de la época Romana (salvo "Médico de Cuerpo y Alma"). Esta ha sido una muy grata experiencia, que me ha devuelto a los conocimientos adquiridos en mi época escolar y universitaria. Siempre me ha fascinado saber más acerca cómo vivían los Romanos y de qué manera se comportaban la sociedad hace 2 mil años. Si bien es historia novelada, el autor justifica con datos históricos los momentos claves de la narración. Además, aprendí nuevas co [...]

    18. Oye pues engancha, te hace pasar un rato entretenido. Novela sencilla, para pasar un rato ameno. No es la típica novela histórica cansina donde te explican todos los detalles como si el lector fuera tonto. Con un gran nota del autor dónde explica el porqué de ciertas tramas de la novela. No te mete la Historia con calzador como hacen algunos otros autores de novela histórica y quizás por ello sea un género que suelo escoger con mucho cuidado. Es divertida, a veces un poco monótona. Donde [...]

    19. Another exciting episode in the series and a very good read. I, fortunately, have no experience of warfare, but the writer really makes the reader feel part of the Roman army as the soldiers trudge through the mud, blood and bodies of their enemies, struggling with the weight of their equipment and with total exhaustion. As a feminist, I found it rather difficult to read some of the remarks about women, rape and prostitution, but I suppose that Kane gets the tone right for men in this situation, [...]

    20. Another fun one from Ben Kane! Not as utterly engrossing as Book #1 from the series, but a fun read and an informative one that ended up with me -ing bits and bobs about Rome and Roman Empire History once again. I also really enjoy his Author's Notes at the end, I love the bit of personality at the end and had no idea he was such a Rugby Fan! #shouldertoshoulder Will definitely be reading the final installment.

    21. Siempre me pasa con las segundas partes de los libros que leo que les bajo el nivel. En este caso en algunos momentos del libro era muy previsible y el centurión estaba demasiado en plan salva patrias.

    22. An excellent readA book I was sorry to finish. Strong characterisation of the main characters made it easy to identify with them.Looking forward to reading the next instalment. Will Tullus be able to reclaim the 18th Legion's lost Eagle? I will just have to wait and see.

    23. I said I would be back for more after reading the first in the series Eagles at War and this second instalment continues the same high standard. Again, gripping stuff and possibly the best of its kind I have read. Entertaining, compelling, but not clichéd like so many other historical fiction series around today. Great characters, excellent sense of time and place, solid plot and above all page turning suspense are hallmarks. Unlike the first instalment, I didn't feel that this one drags at any [...]

    24. Another solid book from Ben, full of battles and historical detail. His books seem to get better and better.

    25. The problem for any author who writes about the Julio-Claudian Roman Emperors is that the Robert Graves novels, “I, Claudius” and “Claudius the God” are unforgettable. And if they are not haunted by the books, then they are by the Derek Jacobi TV series of the books. Or at least that is what I think until I remember that the TV series was some 30-40 years ago, and that hardly anyone has read the books nowadays. So if this review leads a few people to the Robert Graves books, the this rev [...]

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