Gates Of Fire

One of history’s most epic battles is brought to life in this enthralling and moving novel

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Publisher Description

In the Sunday Times bestseller Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield tells the breathtaking story of the legendary Spartans: the men and women who helped shaped our history and have themselves become as immortal as their gods.

'Breathtakingly brilliant . . . this is a work of rare genius. Savour it!'
DAVID GEMMELL

'A tale worthy of Homer, a timeless epic of man and war, exquisitely researched and boldy written. Pressfield has created a new classic' STEPHEN COONTS

'A really impressive book - imaginatively framed, historically detailed and a really gripping narrative'
***** Reader review

'Beautifully written and a great joy to read' ***** Reader review

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Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.

480 BC
: At a bleak pass in a far-flung corner of eastern Greece, three hundred Spartan warriors faced the army of King Xerxes of Persia, a massive force rumoured to be over a million strong.

Their orders were simple: to delay the enemy for as long as possible in order to buy time for the main Greek armies to mobilize. For six days the Spartans held the invaders at bay. In the final hours - their shields broken, swords and spears shattered - they fought with their bare hands before being overwhelmed . . .

It was battle that would become synonymous with extraordinary courage, heroism and self-sacrifice.

It was a battle called Thermopylae.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
23 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
528
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Jean5384 ,

Inspiring.

From beginning to end, a wonderful book. This has been my second read of it and my enjoyment has been even greater.

10k pacer ,

A fantastic account

I'm not a big reader - by no means a book worm and I was slow to get into this book but once a quarter of the way in I didn't put it down. An inspiring account of noble ness and valour in the face of war.

NateRober ,

Incredible

An amazing read, I enjoyed every second of this book.

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