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Eagles in the Storm

(Eagles of Rome #3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  675 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Arminius has been defeated, one of the three eagles has been 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 liberated and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius is still at large, devious, fearless and burning for ...more
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John McDermott
A satisfactory conclusion ,meaning I enjoyed Eagles in the Storm,just not as much as the previous books.Still ,a great trilogy.
With Eagles in the Storm, this fine trilogy ends perfectly.

Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In EAGLES IN THE STORM, author Ben Kane wraps up a trilogy about the loss of fifteen thousand Romans and their legion Eagles to a Germanic tribal federation led by the renegade Arminius. In some ways, I think its the most interesting of the three novels.

On the Germanic side the principal characters are Arminius, who six years earlier had put together the coalition that ambushed and defeated the three legions and captured their sacred eagle standards; his right-hand man Maelo; and chieftains of
Conclusion to Mr. Kane's Eagles trilogy; it left me with a warm feeling that all turned out well, except the death of one soldier I became attached to. Most consisted of brutal fighting between Romans and Germans deep into Germania and Tullus' ongoing search for the 18th's eagle; I'm always amazed how these authors always come up with something original for stock situations! And it sounds like Arminius' glory days are behind him and his now-overweening hubris do him in. The last sentence gives ...more
The third part of the Eagles of Rome trilogy.

An excellent way to end the series.

Tullus gets promoted, battles get fought, and barracks humour abounds.

Whilst not a huge fan of historical fiction set in ancient Rome, this series has been a complete treat to read. Highly recommended.
5 stars My actual rating is 10 out of 10.

A demonstration of Ben Kane's passion for Romans (and rugby), his great knowledge and meticulous research and his ability to tell edge of your seat stories. This trilogy is amazing.
Robin Carter
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Ben Kane is one of a select few authors, who writes books that sit in the category of Must read. The problem this creates for him and similar authors is that they have to compete with themselves and my ever increasing expectations. Now im utterly unqualified to know if Bens research is 100% accurate, i wish i could retain all the detail, but i do know the work he puts into ensuring it is, i do know when a book feels authentic and impassioned, and this like all his other work sits firmly in
Jake Lewis
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This final book in the series is the exact reason I continue to read every single thing Ben Kane releases, gripping from start to finish. Then the characters, he genuinely makes you feel as if they are real and alive with you as you read, I still feel as if ive lost friends along the way with all his books!
John Warren
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
not much I can say about Mr Kanes books if you like Roman historical fiction you need to read his books, he ranks up there with Christian Cameron in my opinion
Stephanie (Bookfever)
It's not often that I rate a trilogy with five stars for all three books, but with Ben Kane's Eagles of Rome trilogy I did it and it's so well deserved!

Eagles in the Storm was a fantastic conclusion. I could barely put the book down, it was so thrilling and as always well-written. It was also heart-wrenching at times I must say.

The story returns with its great cast of characters like Tullus, Armenis, Maelo, Piso and several others.Tullus is still holding hope after so many years to find the lost
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The year is AD 15, and Senior Centurion Lucius Cominius Tullus is in the wilderlands of Germany, where he and his men are fighting ragtag but wily German tribes. Six years ago Arminius, one of the wiliest of the Germans, defeated the Romans, including Tullus, and stole the eagle of the Eighteenth Legion, Tullus's own legion before the massacre. Tullus is determined to reclaim his lost eagle and avenge his legion's disgrace.

Although this is the third book in the series, and refers to things that
Simon Howard
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ben Kane never fails to deliver and this book is no exception......With Arminius defeated and one of the lost Eagles recovered Rome considers this a good start, but for senior Centurion Tullus, only Arminius dead and at least his Eagle recovered will be the only way to find peace.....With Arminius using all of his considerable charm and charisma to raise yet another large force to meet the Roman invasion the scene is set for at least one of these two to get what they want.
You can almost feel
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am very impressed by this trilogy, and it really shows how Ben Kane matured as a writer. Sometimes (if I am very picky) he tends to slide to a bit to cinematic situations/descriptions and I think I spotted some (=few) anachronisms. But the work with character development and how characters fit into the one word - impressive. I am planning to re-read the whole trilogy (with the separate chapters/short stories).
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Masterful Roman soldier series up there with the best of them. Doesn't stagnate and nice nods to references old and new, relevant or not. Especially like that the writing at times reminds me of Homer or Tolkien without being so archaic as to seem trite. The bellowing of the Centurions seems completely appropriate.
It's no mean feat to tackle such a major event as the defeat of Varus at the Teutoberg forest and have it come off as plausible, which makes this achievement even more impressive.
David Williams
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apart from one occasion where lines were blatantly ripped off from Gladiator, this was an enjoyable end to the trilogy
Clemens Schoonderwoert
This fantastic and adventurous Roman story is the 3rd and final volume of the "Eagles of Rome" trilogy.
As ever are the historical details within the Author's Note concerning this tale very well researched and documented, while also at the end of the book you'll find that it also contains a well explained glossary.
Inside the book you'll find an extensive well-drawn map of Germania and the Roman Empire in AD 15/16, while at the beginning of the book you'll notice a list of great characters
I love Ben Kane's books but in this one I hated the Romans, each and every, just hated. Children murderers with their stupid vengeance to the people they try to enslave. Arminius and other Germans stay my favourites. The third part of the book was really extra. Without it the book would have been much better.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-romans
I can't find much doubt that in his Eagles of Rome series and in the character Tullus, Ben Kane has produced his best work so far. Probably as it should be, a writer getting better all the time, and this being his latest series. If Eagles In The Storm isn't quite up there with the first one, Eagles At War, then that's no disgrace, and it might even be down to me thinking, "well it wasn't as good as the first."

There's generally nothing wrong with it, bar a little of a stretched feeling - that
Ian Langham
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A triumphant end to a brilliant series.
As ever the writer BK (That's Ben Kane not burger king) spins a tale above and beyond what is expected. Ok by now readers of this series will know what to expect. Well rounded characters sometimes the bad guy is not all bad and the hero is not 100% pure. BK makes them human. This teamed with brilliant research (maybe obsessive at times), the dropping in of real people and a flair for a great story all in all makes this a book that needs to be brought. Any
Andrew Fear
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the last book in K's trilogy about Imperial Rome's abortive push into Germany. It's a good read, but is best read with the other two "eagle" books as the main characters and their development run through the trilogy. This is Germanicus's AD 16 Campaign and it's good to see important but less well known battles such as Idistaviso and the Angrivarian Wall get an outing. The plot is tripartite with two Roman threads (one from an RSM's persepctive so to speak and the other from the ranks), ...more
Jeff Jones
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having now read all 3 in the series, I think this final one was the best of the lot. The characters are now fully established and easy for me to visualise and I found that I had a vested interest in all their exploits.

This book centres on the hunt for the eagles still missing after the massacre in the forest several years earlier, a mission that for one man, Senior Centurion Tullus, has become a life's ambition. Killing the traitor Arminius is important to him but retrieving the missing eagle of
Nick Brett
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Im struggling with this review. Not that I didnt like the book (I did, a lot) it is just that I am in seriously in danger of repeating myself from previous reviews.
Ben Kane is a top author and utterly comfortable with the Roman era, his writing and his characters. This follows on from Eagles at War and Hunting the Eagles and (I think) is the end of a trilogy to feature Centurion Tullus in on-going conflict with the German tribes in AD 15/16. The loss of Legion Eagles and the treachery of
Mark Thomas
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Andrew Doohan
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Eagles of Rome series sees our by now well-known characters once more in the territory of the German tribes, continuing to seek revenge for the events of the Teutoberg Forest. And to recover the lost Eagles of the three legions that fell to the betrayal of Arminius.

By the conclusion of this particular volume in the series, one of the characters is recognised for his bravery and his effectiveness as a leader of soldiers, other characters are dead, and part of the mission of
Anne Robinson
A really excellent ending to this trilogy and I wish I could award it 4 1/2 stars! The author has obviously thoroughly researched the historical background as the whole thing feels so real and the descriptions of army life fit very well with those of other authors, such as Bernard Cornwell.

These three books are gritty and violent with a lot of emotional scenes (the deaths of characters we have come to care for), leavened with a deal of humour. The female characters are very few, as you would
Lennard Steur
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great finale to an even greater trilogy. The book builds upon the first two and with all characters already being in place, no time is lost on action and proceedings of the story. Arminius and Tullus again drive the story and the final 'confrontation' is as thrilling as the Teutoberg scenes from the first book. The first book in the trilogy was one of the best book I've read in a while as far as tension and atmosphere is concerned. This book was excellent, but unable to exceed the first. Must ...more
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the concluding part of the Trilogy, Eagles at War. The hero Tullus is still looking for the Eagle of the 18 Legion, destroyed by Arminius at the Teutoburger Wald. Its the second year of Germanicus campaign to subdue the fierce Germanic tribes desperately united again by Arminius to counter and defeat the Roman advance. The Author is at his best describing the battle scenes and the savagery of the two sides. The book keeps one engrossed but the 1st volume was the best in the series. ...more
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Daniel Kelly
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best by far

The battle of the tuterburg forest would intrigue any fan of Roman history and Ben Kane doesn't fail to bring the whole gory episode to life. Well rounded and developed characters mix with real people and real life events to vividly show what life was like for the men who lived through it even showing the mental battle scars that the toughest of the survivors carried from the field. Ben researches like a professor and writes with the best in the historical fiction world. If you want
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Ben Kane is a bestselling Roman author and former veterinarian. He was born in Kenya and grew up in Ireland (where his parents are from). He has traveled widely and is a lifelong student of military history in general, and Roman history in particular. He lives in North Somerset, England, with his family.

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