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The Forgotten Legion by Ben KaneWe have five signed copies of the book to giveaway.

Ben Kane makes his spectacular fiction debut with The Forgotten Legion, the first in an epic new trilogy. Following the interwoven stories of four slaves – Tarquinius, Brennus, Romulus and Fabiola – this is a historical adventure in the bestselling tradition of Conn Iggulden.

Against the odds, the tattered remnants of a once huge Roman army fight for their lives at the very edge of the world they know. Among them are three men whose friendship has been forged in the bloody crucible of a hopeless war and the bitter knowledge that they are bound forever in servitude to the Republic.

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 revenge.

Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold: Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome.

The story begins in a Rome torn apart by corruption, violence and political enmities, but ends far away, where Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius find themselves fighting against the Parthians and impossible odds.

The Author

Ben Kane was born in Kenya and grew up there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin, and afterwards he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North Somerset, where he researches, writes and also practises as a small animal vet. The Forgotten Legion is born of a lifelong fascination with military history in general, and Roman history in particular. He is currently in the middle of writing his second novel, also featuring Romulus, Fabiola, Brennus and Tarquinius.

The Publisher

Preface is a new imprint of Random House UK, set up by respected publishers Trevor Dolby and Rosie de Courcy. In 2008, they will publish 17 titles covering a range of smart and commercial fiction and non-fiction.

The Forgotten Legion by Ben KaneWe have five signed copies of The Forgotten Legion to giveaway.

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Competition is open to UK residents only and the closing date is 25th July.

What is the modern name for the country known in Roman times as ‘Gaul’?

a. Spain
b. France
c. Italy




Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold - Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome.
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