History Literature / TheForgottenLegion

7th Dec '16 11:22:57 AM Morgenthaler
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'''The Forgotten Legion''' is a trilogy of historical fiction novels about Rome by author Ben Kane. The main characters are a young gladiator, his prostitute sister, his Gaulish warrior mentor, and an Etruscan soothsayer, who travel through the ancient world in search of freedom and purpose. All four will determine the fate of Rome...

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''The
Forgotten Legion''' Legion'' is a trilogy of historical fiction novels about Rome by author Ben Kane. The main characters are a young gladiator, his prostitute sister, his Gaulish warrior mentor, and an Etruscan soothsayer, who travel through the ancient world in search of freedom and purpose. All four will determine the fate of Rome...
12th Aug '16 6:27:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: All four of the main characters. Even Fabiola, who is normally not involved with any of the action that the male protagonists face, still has quite an impressive body count at the end of the third book. Romulus kills a ''rhino'' with nothing but a spear.
12th Aug '16 6:26:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Fabiola, tragically.]]
12th Aug '16 6:26:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChildByRape: Romulus and Fabiola. Their mother Velvinna was once accosted by a group of noblemen in the street and one of them (Caelius) tried to rape her. But another man drove the rest off - only to rape her himself. [[spoiler:That man was [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]].]]

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* ChildByRape: Romulus and Fabiola. Their mother Velvinna was once accosted by a group of noblemen in the street and one of them (Caelius) tried to rape her. But another man drove the rest off - only to rape her himself. [[spoiler:That man was [[GaiusJuliusCaesar [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]].]]



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Mainly Marcus Crassus and [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]]. {{Cleopatra}} appears in Egypt. Spartacus is mentioned in passing, but he's dead already.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Mainly Marcus Crassus and [[GaiusJuliusCaesar [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]]. {{Cleopatra}} UsefulNotes/{{Cleopatra}} appears in Egypt. Spartacus is mentioned in passing, but he's dead already.



* LostRomanLegion: The series was inspired by the Battle of Carrhae (in modern Turkey) where the Parthian Empire defeated seven legions of TheRomanRepublic, with an estimated 20,000 dead and 10,000 captured. The Roman commander, Marcus Crassus (famous for defeating the Spartacus revolt and as a member of the First Triumvirate alongside Caesar and Pompey) was killed. Historians also speculate that the Roman prisoners of war (who simply disappear from the historical record) may have been conscripted by the Parthians to fight further East. Romulus and Brennus first meet up with Tarquinius in one of Crassus's legions, and they survive the battle to continue their adventures.

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* LostRomanLegion: The series was inspired by the Battle of Carrhae (in modern Turkey) where the Parthian Empire defeated seven legions of TheRomanRepublic, UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic, with an estimated 20,000 dead and 10,000 captured. The Roman commander, Marcus Crassus (famous for defeating the Spartacus revolt and as a member of the First Triumvirate alongside Caesar and Pompey) was killed. Historians also speculate that the Roman prisoners of war (who simply disappear from the historical record) may have been conscripted by the Parthians to fight further East. Romulus and Brennus first meet up with Tarquinius in one of Crassus's legions, and they survive the battle to continue their adventures.
21st Aug '15 4:08:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* LostRomanLegion: The series was inspired by the Battle of Carrhae (in modern Turkey) where the Parthian Empire defeated seven legions of TheRomanRepublic, with an estimated 20,000 dead and 10,000 captured. The Roman commander, Marcus Crassus (famous for defeating the {{Spartacus}} revolt and as a member of the First Triumvirate alongside Caesar and Pompey) was killed. Historians also speculate that the Roman prisoners of war (who simply disappear from the historical record) may have been conscripted by the Parthians to fight further East. Romulus and Brennus first meet up with Tarquinius in one of Crassus's legions, and they survive the battle to continue their adventures.

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* LostRomanLegion: The series was inspired by the Battle of Carrhae (in modern Turkey) where the Parthian Empire defeated seven legions of TheRomanRepublic, with an estimated 20,000 dead and 10,000 captured. The Roman commander, Marcus Crassus (famous for defeating the {{Spartacus}} Spartacus revolt and as a member of the First Triumvirate alongside Caesar and Pompey) was killed. Historians also speculate that the Roman prisoners of war (who simply disappear from the historical record) may have been conscripted by the Parthians to fight further East. Romulus and Brennus first meet up with Tarquinius in one of Crassus's legions, and they survive the battle to continue their adventures.
21st Aug '15 3:20:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Mainly Marcus Crassus and [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]]. {{Cleopatra}} appears in Egypt. {{Spartacus}} is mentioned in passing, but he's dead already.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Mainly Marcus Crassus and [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]]. {{Cleopatra}} appears in Egypt. {{Spartacus}} Spartacus is mentioned in passing, but he's dead already.
6th Apr '15 9:05:18 PM fusilcontrafusil
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'''The Forgotten Legion''' is a trilogy of historical fiction novels about Rome by author Ben Kane. The main characters are a prostitute, her twin gladiator brother, his Gaulish warrior mentor, and an Etruscan soothsayer, who travel through the ancient world in search of freedom and purpose. All four will determine the fate of Rome...

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'''The Forgotten Legion''' is a trilogy of historical fiction novels about Rome by author Ben Kane. The main characters are a prostitute, her twin gladiator brother, young gladiator, his prostitute sister, his Gaulish warrior mentor, and an Etruscan soothsayer, who travel through the ancient world in search of freedom and purpose. All four will determine the fate of Rome...
30th Aug '14 8:11:53 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* BestServedCold: The twins', particularly Fabiola's, quest of vengeance towards their father and Gemellus to avenge their mother. Also Tarquinius's quest to avenge his own seer mentor by killing the nobleman Caelius who had him murdered.

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* BestServedCold: The twins', particularly Fabiola's, quest of vengeance towards their father and their old master Gemellus to avenge their mother.mother who was raped, abused and then sold to the mines. Also Tarquinius's quest to avenge his own seer mentor by killing the nobleman Caelius who had him murdered.


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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: When the now adult Romulus finally meets Gemellus again with the intention of killing him, he spares him instead because he's a pathetic, decrepit old man. But then Gemellus attacks him when his back is turned. Fortunately Tarquinius shows up to finish the old bastard off.
30th Aug '14 8:04:32 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* LukeIAmYourFather: Just before [[spoiler:Julius Caesar finally dies.]]
30th Aug '14 7:59:02 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Mainly Marcus Crassus and [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]]. {{Cleopatra}} appears in Egypt. {{Spartacus}} is mentioned in passing, but he's dead already.


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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Fabiola nurtures a relationship with [[EtTuBrute Brutus]] and sows the seeds for the conspiracy that will kill Caesar. But this Brutus is ''Decimus'' Brutus and his relative, the more famous ''Marcus'' Brutus, is a latecomer to the conspiracy - who then throws himself into it so enthusiastically [[HistoricalInJoke one might think he was the leader from the start.]]
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