"Ben Kane's superb Spartacus 'mini series' takes historical Roman novel writing to heady new heights in the final, pulsating instalment of the slave rebellion that shook the mighty Roman empire... [a] bold and brutal trip to the heat and heart of an ancient legend... tough, uncompromising prose, allied to a refreshingly human and humane portrayal of the principal protagonists... an epic story conveyed with power, passion, gut-wrenching realism and enough emotion to fill the long and gruesomely historic Appian Way from Rome to Capua... Kane approaches the legendary warrior with a fresh eye, a raw and convincing realism..." (Press Association
He marches to freedom - or to bloody war. The epic story of Spartacus the legendary gladiator. From the Sunday Times
bestselling author of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome
and Spartacus: The Gladiator
From the Back Cover
The mighty slave army, led by Spartacus, has crushed all before it, scattering the legions of Rome. Now invincible, he marches towards the Alps and freedom.
But storm clouds are growing on the horizon. Crassus, the richest man in Rome, has raised an army to rival Spartacus, and there are murmurings of rebellion in Spartacus' own army.
On the brink of glory, Spartacus must make a crucial decision - to go forward over the Alps to freedom, or back to face the might of Rome and try to break its power forever.
'Compulsive, relentless ... vividly recounted in muscular prose' Daily Telegraph
'A brutal, blood-spattered novel' BBC History Magazine
About the Author
Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine and University College, Dublin, but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging in his passion for ancient history. He lives in North Somerset with his wife and two young children.