Spartacus: Rebellion

Paperback | June 3, 2013

byBen Kane

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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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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. Cr...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.77 × 5.07 × 1.12 inPublished:June 3, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848092342

ISBN - 13:9781848092341

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spartacus rebelion An excellent read. The descriptive writing took me to that period in time so that I was immersed in the story. A very satisfying read.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Spartacus rebelion An excellent read. The descriptive writing took me to that period in time so that I was immersed in the story. A very satisfying read.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weaker than expected conclusion This is the continuing story of Spartacus as envisioned by Ben Kane. In the first book, Gladiator, we learn how Spartacus became a slave than led the rebellion against the city of Capua and unltimately against Rome. This second novel picks up where the last one left us; at a point in time when the seemingly invincible slave army started to crack. In the first chapter, Crixus, the unbeaten Gaul, comes to his demise, and everything that follows just gets worse for Spartacus and his followers. Kane even tries to give us a moment or two where it looks like the slaves may triumph, but of course, they do not. I did not care for the pace of this book as compared to the first where things happened at break neck speed, nor did I feel like some of the scenes (Spartacus' "visit" to Rome) were even necessary. However, the bloody conclusion was more than satisfying and despite the fact I (kind of) knew what was going to be the outcome, I felt myself speeding through the last 50 pages knowing however it ended, Spartacus wasn't going to get the girl and ride off into the sunset. And, I am glad he didn't because I think that is what makes him such a special hero: his mortality.
Date published: 2013-04-15

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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