An exclusive straight to digital short story which also includes the first chapter of Ben Kane's Hannibal: Fields of Blood.
WINTER 218 BC
In Cisalpine Gaul, a Carthaginian patrol is moving stealthily through thick woodland.
It’s led by Hanno, one of Hannibal’s young officers, and his second-in-command Mutt.
Famished and cold, they are making for a town full of the grain that they desperately need.
But the local Gauls cannot be trusted; and although defeated, the Romans still have patrols in the area.
With peril on every side and a deadly ambush ahead, there is no certainty that either Hanno or Mutt will survive ...
About the Author
Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine and University College, Dublin, but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging in his passion for ancient history. He lives in North Somerset with his wife and two young children.