The mighty slave army, led by Spartacus, has carried all before it, scattering the legions of Rome. Three praetors, two consuls and one proconsul have been defeated. Spartacus seems invincible as he marches towards the Alps and freedom.
But storm clouds are massing on the horizon. Crixus the Gaul defects, taking all his men with him. Crassus, the richest man in Rome, begins to raise a formidable army, tasked specifically with the defeat of Spartacus. And within the slave army itself, there are murmurings of dissent and rebellion.
Spartacus, on the brink of glory, 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 stranglehold on power forever.
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Spartacus: Rebellion is a remarkable achievement. Building on the character and drama of the first novel, Ben Kane has turned this legendary figure into a living, breathing and rounded man – charismatic, fearsome, brave…Ben Kane’s research is meticulous and he presents his knowledge at a pace and with a heart. This novel presents a terrific conclusion to the series and I can’t recommend it enough. - For Winter Nights
The author comes into his own during the numerous battle scenes when his burly prose highlights the pain, brutality and chaos of ancient combat… Kane’s Spartacus is brave, vain, ruthless and sexy, a Superman for more savage times… The author is genuinely deserving of praise for taking on this mighty subject matter in such a bold and regularly entertaining fashion. Admirers of Kane’s work to date will not be disappointed and there’s every chance this latest instalment will attract plenty more. - Daily Express
Kane succeeds in drawing a convincing picture of how it might have been, which is what a good historical novel should do. - Historical Novel Society
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.