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The Great King by Christian Cameron

The Great King

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A well-researched and delightfully written account of the time after the Battle of Marathon and up to the time of Thermopylae seen through the eyes of a slave-cum-warrior Arimnestos. It is a tremendous period of which much has been written but this is special, one of the best covering the life of both Persians and Greeks and their different approaches to their cultures. With a strong storyline both personal and in action it begins a series. Highly recommended.

If you like Christian Cameron you might also like to read books by Conn Iggulden, Robyn Young and Simon Scarrow.

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The Great King by Christian Cameron

Slave, pirate, husband and lover: Arimnestos of Plataea has been many things in the course of his life. But men remember him best as one of the heroes of the Battle of Marathon, the epic victory that prevented all of Greece from falling under the Persian yoke. But now there is a new Great King on the throne, determined to succeed where his father failed. As rumours abound of a vast Persian invasion, an embassy is sent to forestall the threat. Arimnestos is chosen to escort them - an honour he can hardly refuse. But as the storm clouds of war gather and factions on both sides begin to weave their treacherous plots, Arimnestos' journey begins to look more and more like a suicide mission.


'Without doubt, Christian Cameron is one of the finest writers of historical fiction in the world. He stands head and shoulders above the vast majority of his contemporaries, and I stand in awe of him and his writing' -- Ben Kane

About the Author

Christian Cameron

Christian Cameron is a writer, re-enactor and military historian. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as both an aviator and an intelligence officer. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter, where he writes full time.

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22nd May 2014


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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


400 pages


Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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