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The Shrine (A Prelude to Eagles at War)

The Shrine (A Prelude to Eagles at War)

14K Reads 229 Votes 4 Part Story
Ben Kane By benkane1 Updated Mar 06, 2015

As some of you may know my new book, Eagles At War ( , hits the shelves in April. Before that, however, I have written a prequel short story featuring one of the central characters from Eagles At War, Tullus. It's set on the German frontier in the Spring of 6 BC.

When Lucius Cominius Tullus, a recently promoted centurion, gambles on a foot race between rival legionaries, he has no idea that his wager will endanger his very life, and that the streets of an Empire border town can be as deadly as the bloodiest battlefield.

A closely fought race, treachery in a back alley, a visit to the shrine of an Egyptian Goddess. A Roman centurion discovers that Fate will always hold him in her power.

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- - Jul 05, 2017
secured a spot on the road affording views up to the monument.
- - Apr 06, 2016
this particular join'n of the "ear" of the words,  is like use'n fine oil paint... richly hued :)
hereiam hereiam Nov 27, 2015
Interesting. Something of my type! been searching a lot for things that's not too... well girl x boy love. great stuff! only on first chapter. will see how it goes. :D
agaudet777 agaudet777 Oct 19, 2015
I love Roman history and your stories put me right there. Thanks, great writing. Big fan.
loonlord loonlord Jun 18, 2015
The description and accuracy of the setting alown makes it a great story.
sallygoetzke sallygoetzke May 31, 2015
Not good for him. I'm hoping his drunken state doesn't lose him his winnings.