Force of Kings

by Christian Cameron

Part of the Tyrant Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

Force of Kings Synopsis

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...

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.

Force of Kings Press 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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409102762
Publication date: 04/12/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409104605
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409102762
Publication date: 4th December 2014
Author: Christian Cameron
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About 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.   Author photo © Leonard Schlichting

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