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Force of Kings by Christian Cameron
  

Force of Kings

Part of the Tyrant Series
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Christian Cameron has created an incredible searing, sweeping version of the end of Alexander the Great’s empire in his Tyrant series and Force of Kings brings it powerfully to its conclusion. This weaves together a huge quantity of loose ends and characters from across the series for one final almighty battle that will change the course of all his characters’ lives – and history. Cameron’s an expert at recreating this turbulent moment in history with accuracy and panache and placing fictional characters alongside those who really lived to make his books as powerful and compelling as possible and for fans of the Tyrant series this one most definitely won’t disappoint.

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

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In the sixth in the ‘Tyrant’ series we enter the period after Alexander the Great’s death, when the deadly conflict between his former generals has reached stalemate, with none of them able to strike the decisive blow that will change the balance of power. As these lords of the universe ponder their next move, in the remote mountains of Hyrkania, Herakles, son of Alexander, legitimate heir to his father’s conquests, is about to change the balance of power for good. Gripping, well-paced stuff.
~ The Good Book Guide

Synopsis

Force of Kings by Christian Cameron

The vast and deadly conflict between Alexander the Great's former generals as they battle for control of his empire has reached a tense stalemate. No one seems able to strike the decisive blow. But with everything in the balance, a secret emerges: hidden in the remote mountains is a young man who could change everything: Herakles, the son of Alexander. Whoever aspires to Alexander's mantle must now control his one legitimate heir - or destroy him - and a war being played across the known world is set for its final, bloody conclusion. As the rival armies converge on the village of Ipsus, twin monarchs Satyrus and Melitta know that they too must gamble their own lives and the survival of their Black Sea kingdom on the outcome...

Reviews

'Gripping and compulsively readable, the ancient world springs to life in these pages' GOOD BOOK GUIDE

'The more Cameron's 700-page story progresses the more impressive it becomes. Detail is piled upon detail to reconstruct the Alexandrian world... the battles that punctuated Alexander's journey with his armies from Greece to the Indus valley are described with enormous verve and power. The ruthless intrigue and politicking that dominate his court are also brilliantly evoked. And, as fate and his own insatiable desire for conquest and glory drive Alexander towards death in Babylon at the age of 32, a genuine sense of an extraordinary personality emerges. Cameron has risen to the challenge of creating a portrait of Alexander that matches - and often eclipses - those of earlier novelists' SUNDAY TIMES

'The saga of daring, heroism, vanity and monumental battles reveals a man who believed himself invincible' CHOICE

'It's wonderfully descriptive, the characters are fascinating and above all else it's the story of Alexander that everyone should read... Finally add to this Christian's wonderful writing style, with a cracking prose, a wonderful sense of pace and when backed with an instantly identifiable writing style, it's a book that is going to take a hell of a lot to beat this year especially in the award season, and let's face it, that's saying something considering how early this one's out' FALCATA TIMES

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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Publication date

4th December 2014

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Christian Cameron

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Publisher

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

Format

Paperback
448 pages

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Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
Books for the Boys
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781409102762

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