Discover an epic historical fiction series by Sunday Times bestseller, Ben Kane


‘A rip-roaring epic, filled with arrows and spattered with blood’ – Paul Finch
‘I was immersed’ – Simon Scarrow
‘Thrilling action combines with historical authenticity’ – Harry Sidebottom
‘Kane’s Richard the Lionheart will rightly win loyal camp followers’ – THE TIMES


Dive into an epic world of murder, betrayal, blackmail and glory set against the incredible backdrop of the Crusades with SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author, Ben Kane!

Get in touch via the email below by 28 February to receive a set of highly coveted proofs for your reading group. We’re giving away 6 copies each of the stunning gold-foiled LIONHEART proof as well as its sequel, the red-foiled CRUSADER proof. Since CRUSADER doesn’t publish until April, you will be one of the first to read it!


Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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