Clash of Empires

Clash of Empires

WHEN A NEW EMPIRE RISES, AN OLD ONE MUST FALL. After sixteen years of bloody war against Rome, Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. On the plains of Zama, Felix and his brother Antonius stand in the formidable Roman legions, ready to deliver the decisive blow. Victory will establish Rome as the pre-eminent power in the ancient world. But in northern Greece, Philip V of WHEN A NEW EMPIRE RISES, AN OLD ONE MUST FALL. After sixteen years of bloody war against Rome, Hannibal Barca i...

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Title:Clash of Empires
Author:Ben Kane
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1409173372
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Clash of Empires Reviews

  • John Warren
    May 28, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

  • Neil
    Jun 27, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

  • Kate
    Apr 15, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

  • Helen
    May 22, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

  • Simon Williams
    Jun 26, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

  • Robin Carter
    Mar 07, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

  • Shirley Revill
    Jul 05, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

  • Kd
    Jul 01, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

    Can?t say anything more than what a fantastic book this is. I?m a massive fan of Ben Kane and have loved every book he?s done. If you want intense battle scenes and impressively strong characters and of course roman history, then this is the book for you ...

    3.5 ...

    Enthralling A brilliant read, absolutely engrossing from start to finish. To entertain and educate at the same time is a an amazing testament to a great author. ...

    Educating and entertaining I can't believe there is no sequel to conclude the ultimate subjugation an annexing of Greece. Ears watering, just hope it happens ...

  • Claire Fraser
    May 15, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

  • Alan
    May 08, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

  • Philippa Mary
    Apr 30, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

    Can?t say anything more than what a fantastic book this is. I?m a massive fan of Ben Kane and have loved every book he?s done. If you want intense battle scenes and impressively strong characters and of course roman history, then this is the book for you ...

    3.5 ...

  • Jo-anne Atkinson
    Jul 22, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

  • Roy
    Jun 16, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

  • J. Jones
    Jun 06, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

  • Amanda Barker
    Jul 26, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

  • Donald L Allen
    Jul 04, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

    Can?t say anything more than what a fantastic book this is. I?m a massive fan of Ben Kane and have loved every book he?s done. If you want intense battle scenes and impressively strong characters and of course roman history, then this is the book for you ...

    3.5 ...

    Enthralling A brilliant read, absolutely engrossing from start to finish. To entertain and educate at the same time is a an amazing testament to a great author. ...

    Educating and entertaining I can't believe there is no sequel to conclude the ultimate subjugation an annexing of Greece. Ears watering, just hope it happens ...

    Excellent yet again, can't wait for the next one :) ...

    Yet again, Ben Kane has produced the goods. This is a first class read that grips from the very first chapter. A great addition to an impressive body of work. Loved it! ...

    ...

  • John Hannan
    Jul 02, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

  • Richard West
    Jun 02, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

  • Stephen
    Jun 06, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

  • Barry Murray
    Jul 29, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

    Can?t say anything more than what a fantastic book this is. I?m a massive fan of Ben Kane and have loved every book he?s done. If you want intense battle scenes and impressively strong characters and of course roman history, then this is the book for you ...

    3.5 ...

    Enthralling A brilliant read, absolutely engrossing from start to finish. To entertain and educate at the same time is a an amazing testament to a great author. ...

    Educating and entertaining I can't believe there is no sequel to conclude the ultimate subjugation an annexing of Greece. Ears watering, just hope it happens ...

    Excellent yet again, can't wait for the next one :) ...

  • Bill Cushley
    May 21, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

    Can?t say anything more than what a fantastic book this is. I?m a massive fan of Ben Kane and have loved every book he?s done. If you want intense battle scenes and impressively strong characters and of course roman history, then this is the book for you ...

    3.5 ...

    Enthralling A brilliant read, absolutely engrossing from start to finish. To entertain and educate at the same time is a an amazing testament to a great author. ...

    Educating and entertaining I can't believe there is no sequel to conclude the ultimate subjugation an annexing of Greece. Ears watering, just hope it happens ...

    Excellent yet again, can't wait for the next one :) ...

    Yet again, Ben Kane has produced the goods. This is a first class read that grips from the very first chapter. A great addition to an impressive body of work. Loved it! ...

  • Adam Lofthouse
    Apr 22, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

  • Mr Samuel A Thornton-James
    Jul 05, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

  • Simon
    May 21, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

  • Christopher Godfrey
    Aug 17, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

    Can?t say anything more than what a fantastic book this is. I?m a massive fan of Ben Kane and have loved every book he?s done. If you want intense battle scenes and impressively strong characters and of course roman history, then this is the book for you ...

  • chris smith
    Jul 19, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

    another great read by Ben Kane, I loved the subject matter of this book Iam big fan of both Roman and Greek ancient battles. Mr Kane does an excellent job in describing the battle scenes and the switching back and forth from Roman to Greek prospective in the story was awesome. ...

    Brilliant I know when I've enjoyed a book when I swipe the page to find I've reached the end and think nnnooooo (there's no hiding where you are with a physical book, but it's easy to lose track electronically!!!). Bring on the next instalment please Ben. ...

    Historical fiction at its best The author's passion for the subject and the research come through but what really makes the read is the tension and drama brought to life. Well done Ben Kane ...

    Can?t say anything more than what a fantastic book this is. I?m a massive fan of Ben Kane and have loved every book he?s done. If you want intense battle scenes and impressively strong characters and of course roman history, then this is the book for you ...

    3.5 ...

    Enthralling A brilliant read, absolutely engrossing from start to finish. To entertain and educate at the same time is a an amazing testament to a great author. ...

  • John Francis
    Jun 01, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...

    I'm a big fan of Ben Kane so I had high hopes for this book. Whilst it didn't hit the heights of the Forgotton Legion I still loved it. The book centres around 4 main characters and all are given plenty of exposure. The way Ben is able to draw you in to the world with the detail he pro...

    Awesome start. Simply a great read. Book 1 of a new trilogy and I'm already impatient for the other 2. Clash of empires is non stop action pretty much from start to finish. The characters are almost real and I know I'm going to be sad when some or all of them get killed. 10 out of ...

  • A. Cari
    Sep 07, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

  • Clemens Schoonderwoert
    Jun 21, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

  • Hector Miller
    Jul 14, 2018

    A thrilling and action-packed novel which takes a look at the conflict between the Republic of Rome and Macedon and Greece. This is the final struggle between those two great powers of ancient Europe - Greece and Rome - and it is bloody, with disasters and very few triumphs on both sid...

    A pretty good action packed novel based on the greek and romans at war. Multiple character arcs from both sides, both from the war/fighting perspective as well as the political pov. The action scenes were alot of fun, and quite graphic. I think the overall plotting was a little too cha...

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I have never read a book covering this era in history and it was brilliantly written and researched. Would give ten stars if I could. Very highly recommended. ...

    Review Series five begins for Ben Kane with Clash of Empires, two empires butting up against one another, one a shadow of its once greatness but still with sharp teeth, and the other an Empire on the rise, growing, determined and ravenous for conquest. LInk to full review: https:...

    So pleased to have won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's not usually a book that I would normally read, but was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. It certainly makes a change to read something different and based upon this book, I shall be looking out for more ...

    I love Ben's books, and have devoured them all since I first discovered The Forgotten Legion many years ago. This, I think, is one of his best. As always, the story is told from all angles. From Flamininus in Rome, trying to bribe his way to make himself consul of Rome. He is hungr...

    Nothing on scarrow Was a struggle at times with too many characters hard to like and no ending to seemingly random story lines. ...

    There's no doubt about it - when it comes to Roman military history, Ben Kane is the undisputed master and this is another in a line of meticulously researched novels set during the days of the Roman Empire. Usually, we find the Roman armies battling barbarians somewhere,but this time ...

    This fantastic book is the 1st volume of the "Clash of Empires" series from the author Ben Kane. The historical details, which you can find at the end of the book in the Author's Note, concerning this wonderful story are very well researched and documented, and these details are super...

    I won an advanced uncorrected proof copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As I read the uncorrected proof I cannot quote from the book directly or comment on the typos that I found but due to a mix up my book only arrived a fortnight before the actual release date and because of o...

    Kane Is More Than Able! This was my first time with a Ben Kane novel and I guarantee it won't be my last! This looks set to be a series that will be genuinely epic in nature and scope. The multiple viewpoints cover life at both the top and bottom of both sides in this clash of Ancie...

    This is without doubt Ben Kane's best book to date and he'd already written some good ones! Set around 200BC and shortly after the defeat of Hannibal of Carthage at Zama, this book recounts some of the battles fought between Macedonia and some of its neighbouring states, as Philip, ...

    On the plains of Zama, Hannibal of Carthage is finally defeated by the Roman legions. Precipe Felix kills an elephant during the fight but triumph does not last long and after an error Felix and his brother are dismissed from the army. In Rome Flaminius is looking for power and a defea...

    Some of the storylines were better than others, but I liked how there were several character arcs occurring at once. I'm no expert on ancient Rome, but my main takeaway from reading this is that Ben Kane probably is. The world felt very authentic. I listened to this as an audiobook, an...

    Im a huge Ben Kane fan, so this book i have been waiting on for months and months and months...it was certainly worth the wait though. Clash of empires is a brilliant, well written story about the romans and the old greek macedonians and how they came to be one. In this book there ar...

    This is honestly my least favorite Ben Kane novel to date. The history behind the novel itself is fascinating as it's set in a great time and places for a great novel, but I found the way this story was executed to be lackluster. It had moments of depth, action, and intrigue but more...

    This book is a gripping read and one through which I learned about the brutality of life in in both the Roman and Macedonian armies. By cleverly having main characters on both armies the author allows you to make up your own mind which, if either, side you wish to support. Both have le...

    Well written book offers enjoyable read. - 3.75 rounded to 4 My knowledge of the Roman / Macedonian wars are limited and it was good to read about this less written part of history. Like always, it has the feel of a well researched novel. On the negative side, the story did not g...