Twin monarchs Satyrus and Melitta have worked hard, seen much blood shed and many good friends die to secure their fertile kingdom on the Black Sea. But as the colossal conflict between Alexander the Great's former generals to inherit his empire rages from one end of the known world to the other, sitting on the sidelines is not an option. If their kingdom is to have a future, Satyrus and Melitta must join forces with one of the contenders, knowing that making the wrong choice could mean disaster. And with Ptolemy, Antigonus-One-Eye and his son Demetrius 'the Besieger', Lysimachus and Seleucus all massing their forces for one last battle, the stakes could not be higher. But with the wily Athenian schemer Stratokles, the courtesan-spy Phiale and Satyrus's lover, the power-hungry Briseis, daughter of the Tyrant of Syracuse, also determined to secure the spoils of victory for themselves, the twins find themselves caught in a deadly web of intrigue that could cost them everything.
This is the sixth in the ‘Tyrant’ series from the scarily prolific Cameron. We enter the period after Alexander the Great’s death when the deadly conflict between his former generals has reached an edgy stalemate, with none of them able to strike the decisive blow that will definitively change the balance of power. As these lords of the universe ponder their next move, an unexpected player is about to enter the scene: in the remote mountains of Hyrkania a young man is about to change the balance of power for good. He is Herakles, son of Alexander himself, legitimate heir to his father’s conquests. Amongst the generals, it quickly becomes apparent that whoever controls Herakles holds the key to the final move in the gigantic game of thrones being played out across the known world from Athens to Persepolis. Read on to find out who triumphs and who is trumped. Gripping, well-paced stuff that informs as well as excites.
'[A] great page-turner'
'The minutiae of military logistics, the mediations in inter-tribe rivalries, and the casual contemporary scene-setting prove unexpectedly engrossing ... a sword-slash above the rest of its ilk'
'A sweeping, deeply moving epic that takes the reader into the heart of a different time and culture'
Historical Novels Review
'Cameron's hero is a complex, interesting character whose adventures are worth following'
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||28th August 2014|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
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. Author photo © Leonard SchlichtingMore About Christian Cameron