BEN KANE was born in Kenya and raised there, as well as in Ireland. He is the author of The Forgotten Legion trilogy as well as Spartacus: The Gladiator, a top-three bestseller on the London Sunday Times. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin, and after that he traveled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. He now lives in North Somerset with his wife and family.
"Gritty, passionate, and violent..a thrilling page-turner."
--Steven Pressfield, author of Gates of Fire
"The rising star of historical fiction!" --Wilbur Smith "Epic... a gripping blend of history, battles, gore, ancient politics, betrayal, consummate and casual cruelty, and sex... a pleasure for those who like history and great adventure." --Library Journal on The Forgotten Legion "Lively...riveting...rich in accurate historical detail. The characterizations are finely drawn and set against a dangerous, cruel, but often thrilling landscape." --Booklist on The Forgotten Legion "Kane is a natural storyteller, merging suspense and intrigue with graphic battlefield scenes and historical color into a ripping story that will please series fans and new converts alike." --Publishers Weekly on The Road to Rome "This historical yarn from Kane isn't your grandfather's Spartacus." --Kirkus Reviews on Spartacus: Rebellion
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