Grisly Historical Fiction with Ben Kane and Harry Sidebottom in Bath

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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The Sunday Times bestseller, Ben Kane returns to Bath with the first in a gripping new three part series, Eagles at War. With customary zeal, Kane charts the conflict that plagued Rome’s attempt to subdue and secure her German frontier.  Here, at the very fringes of Imperial authority, Lucillus Tillus leads his patrol into the dark waters that skirt the Empire’s edge, where, preparing his people for resistance, lurks the charismatic chieftain, Arminius.  Rome’s power hangs in the balance.

In visceral detail, Kane paints a portrait of loyalty and leadership, weaving together gripping narrative with meticulous historical accuracy.  In his hands, the landscape of Imperial Rome comes vividly alive in all its brutal brilliance.

Ben is joined by bestselling author Harry Sidebottom with the second in his Thrones of the Caesars series: Blood and Steel. While Kane takes us north to the hostile forests of Germany, Sidebottom ventures south to the heat of north Africa, where Roman forces attempt to safeguard the crumbling Empire in the sands of Carthage.  Sidebottom’s scope is huge, showing a fragile Rome struggling to hold its centre against the conflicts and skirmishes that rock her borders.

Join these two masters of their genre as they explore not only the might of Rome itself, but also the methods and impulses that underpin historical fiction.