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Covington Branch IGGUL C (Text) 33126024119350 New Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781643136660 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1643136666 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 443 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2021.

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General Note:
First published in a slightly different form in the United Kingdom by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, in 2020.
"A novel"--Jacket.
Summary, etc.:
"In ancient Greece an army of slaves gathers on the plains of Marathon...Under Darius the Great, King of Kings, the mighty Persian army--swollen by 10,000 warriors known as The Immortals--have come to subjugate the Greeks. In their path, vastly outnumbered, stands an army of freeborn Athenians. Among them is a clever, fearsome, and cunning soldier-statesman, Xanthippus. Against all odds, the Athenians emerge victorious. Yet people soon forget that freedom is bought with blood. 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 when the Persians cross the Hellespont in ever greater numbers in their second attempt 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"-- Publisher's description.
Subject: Darius I, King of Persia, 548 B.C.-485 B.C. > Fiction.
Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Marathon, Battle of, Greece, 490 B.C > Fiction.
Thermopylae, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C > Fiction.
Greece > History > Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C. > Fiction.
Athens (Greece) > History > Fiction.
Sparta (Extinct city) > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
War fiction.

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Among many other bestselling novels, he is the author of The Gates of Athens, Ravenspur, The Abbot&;s Tale, and The Falcon of Sparta, all available from Pegasus Books. Conn lives in London.

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