Conn Iggulden - The Gates of Athens (2nd Hand Hardback)
Athenian Series - Book #1
On the plains of Marathon an army of slaves gathers . . .
Under Darius the Great, King of Kings, the mighty Persian army - swollen by 10,000 Immortal warriors - have come to subjugate the Greeks. In their path, vastly outnumbered, stands an army of freeborn Athenians, and among them is clever, fearsome and cunning soldier-statesman, Xanthippus.
Knowing defeat means slavery lends keenness to his already sharp blade . . .
Ten years later, Xanthippus watches helplessly as Athens succumbs to the bitter politics of factionalism. Traitors and exiles abound. Trust is at a low ebb. Which is when the Persians cross the Hellespont in ever greater numbers to raze Athens to the ground.
Facing overwhelming forces by land and sea, the Athenians call on their Spartan allies for assistance - to delay the Persians at the treacherous pass of Thermopylae.
Featuring two of the most famous battles of the Ancient World - the Battle of Marathon and the Last Stand at Thermopylae - The Gates of Athens is a bravura piece of storytelling in which a people, driven to preserve their freedom at any cost, committed acts both base and noble.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2020 (Michael Joseph / Penguin Random House - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780241351239
- SKU : B002737
- PPC : SP600gm
- RRP : £20.00 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Includes maps, battle plans & notes.
"An immersive blockbuster from the master of ancient historical fiction, The Gates of Athens explores the iconic conflict between Athens and Sparta for dominion over Ancient Greece. Packed with action set-pieces and authentic recreation, this is Iggulden at his most assured and accomplished." - Waterstones.
"The year is 490 B.C. and Athens is under threat from Persia. A novel based on real dramatic events which is a fantastic history lesson as well as a great novel.
Characters and events are brought to life in this brilliant fast paced Historical novel. Loved it to the very last page. Need to read more by this author." - Google Review.
"Readers are raving about The Gates of Athens: 'What a brilliantly addictive read."
"Astonishing, convincing and compelling, with ferocious battles that bring the Ancient World of Greece alive"- 5***** Reader Reviews.
Connor Iggulden is a British author who writes historical fiction, most notably the Emperor series and Conqueror series. He also co-authored The Dangerous Book for Boys along with his brother Hal Iggulden. In 2007, Iggulden became the first person to top the UK fiction and non-fiction charts at the same time.
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