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Synopsis: A gripping adventure based on an epic true story. 401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India. As many as 50 million people are his subjects and his rule is absolute, but the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones. 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, food or water. Far from home and surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes' legendary Persian warriors. Under the banner of Cyrus, 10,000 Spartans march into the empire's heart to claim the throne. A masterful depiction the ferocity and heroism that was the Ancient World with warring ambition, betrayal and bravery. The battle scenes are thrilling and the set-dressing magnificent. 

Author: Conn Iggulden

Format: Paperback

Pagination: 433 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: This edition 2019

BIC: Unclassified

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