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When a new empire rises, and old one must fall 

After 16 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 preeminent power in the ancient world. 

But in northern Greece, Philip V of Macedon is determined to restore Alexander the Great's kingdom to its former glory. Charismatic leader, ruthless general, he will use the unforgiving might of his phalanx to unite Greece and to fend off Rome's grasping fingers. 

In Rome, young senator Flamininus is set on becoming one of the Republic's greatest military commanders. With Hannibal on the verge of defeat, the as-yet-unconquered Macedon and Greece are ripe for conquest. Strategist and spymaster, politician and general, Flamininus will stop at nothing to bring Philip V to heel. 

Demetrios slumps on the rowing bench of his Macedonian ship. Thirsty, hungry, burnt by the unforgiving Mediterranean sun, dreams are his only sustenance. Dreams of the perfect thrust of a 15-foot sarissa spear, of the unyielding phalanx wall, of the glory of Macedon. 

The Roman wolf has tasted blood, and it wants more. But the sun of Macedon will not set without a final blaze of glory. 

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©2018 Ben Kane (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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  • Liz
  • 2019-08-21

Favorite author!

Ben Kane has become one of my favorite authors. I have binged multiple books and series of his. This one doesn't disappoint either!!! Amazing author! Amazing book!!! The narrator is also fantastic! I love the British accents. I wish ALL books like this had narrators this good!!!

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  • Tim Howard
  • 2019-03-30

Fantastic Reading

I had never listened to a historical book before, nor heard of the author Ben Kane. I stumbled upon Clash of Empires as a result of my search for more books narrated by Steven Pacey. I loved his performance in the First Law series, and wanted to hear more. Clash of Empires turned out to be an incredibly written, dynamic, and enthralling book. The different character perspectives were great; I can’t wait to read more by Ben Kane.

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  • Jackson Zimmer
  • 2019-07-23

In the top best of historical fictions

One of my favorite historical fiction books thus far. There is plenty of good dialogue, which in my opinion really makes a book great. Characters are depicted very well especially King Philip of Macedon. This book gives you a good perspective of how a king must be in times of war. I was also happy with the narration of this book by Steven Pacey, good voice actor.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-07

Fantastic Read!

I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy all of Ben Kane’s books. Every time I see he has put out a new one I immediately read it. I haven’t been disappointed yet. This was a great story here and I look forward to the second part coming out in May I believe. 10 out of 10 for me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-02

Steven Pacey is amazing. great story.

I got this book after listening to the first law books twice over. after that I couldn't imagine anyone but Steven Pacey telling me a story. this book did not disappoint. I will download the next book right after this review. If you also like history podcasts, I strongly recommend listening to hardcore history - the Persian series I believe is called the king of Kings before listening to this book. it will give you insight to the Greek history that is referenced to by 2 of the main characters in this book. No spoilers here. I am invested in the characters now and cannot wait to read on!

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  • Just_Shoppin
  • 2020-01-09

Great story but....

This story was very good, but took till chapter four before it kicked off. Then it bounced between characters at different stages of a battle. Good Roman background history, Excellent details just not perfect. so is it a buy/pass... It’s a buy!

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  • BVerité
  • 2020-05-28

Excellent Historical Fiction.

I love this book because it’s not predictable. There’s no love story- which is refreshing. The author is able to take historical events and make them truly interesting. The characters are ball very different and I loved it. Glad I happened upon this author, I plan to read his Eagle trilogy after I finish book 2. Narrator is first rate, really quite good. A great book with a great narrator makes for a wonderful listening experience.

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  • anthony D.
  • 2019-12-21

One of the best books I've read.

After listening to this book, Ben Kane is now one of my favorite authors. I've already listed to the falling sword which is just as thrilling. I will continue to purchase his works on audible. His depiction of the characters, Both historical and fictional are great. You'll truly love them or hate them. If you see this, Keep writing Ben, you can tell it has taken a lifetime of research and story telling to write this exciting historically based book. If not you're a natural. I hope you get rich. Great work by Steven Pacey's awesome narration as well.

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  • Michael Cabral
  • 2019-01-28

Great fun wonderful performance

After reading the Eagle series I was looking forward to Clash of Empires. At first lush I was unhappy with the change of reader. However, spacey did a great job. I’m enjoying this historical history genre and Ben Kane dose this very well. Great believable characters you just want to gobble it up and I have. The Eagle series was worth a second lister as is this book. Well done Ben 16+ hours of entertainment well worth the credit or the price.