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THE GRIPPING ADVENTURE BASED ON AN EPIC TRUE STORY FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR, PERFECT FOR FANS OF BERNARD CORNWELL
'HIS FINEST NOVEL TO DATE . . . THE BATTLE SCENES ARE THRILLING' SUNDAY EXPRESS
In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others.
401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India.
As many as fifty million people are his subjects.
His rule is absolute.
But the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones . . .
Battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow.
Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy's empire, without support, without food and without water.
Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes' legendary Persian warriors . . .
'The pace is nail-biting' THE TIMES
Praise for Conn Iggulden:
'Here is a master at work. There is no one better at this' GILES KRISTIAN
'Brings war in the ancient world to vivid, gritty and bloody life. I'm blown away' ANTHONY RICHES
'Iggulden tells an absolutely cracking story...the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent' THE TIMES
'An epic piece of historical fiction, full of political intrigue and vivid action' ROBERT FABBRI
'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' DAILY MIRROR