Killer of Men

by Christian Cameron

Part of the The Long War Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Books of the Month - <b>May</b> eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

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June 2011 Book of the Month.

The first of a new epic story from the author of the ‘Tyrant’ series. A historical novel, set in Greece but written in the modern and, it has to be said, American idiom (for example 'some Euboeoan bastard hit me on the head' and 'it didn't take me long to know, honey, that I was dead'). But this is an observation not a criticism - for it is the modernity of the writing that makes this story race along as quickly as any contemporary novel. No laborious grind through ancient history this. Pure escapism in every sense, this book is well worth a read.

 

The Long War Series:
1. Killer of Men
2. Marathon
3. Poseidon's Spear

Killer of Men Synopsis

Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes. Standing in the battle line for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a hero, but a slave. Betrayed by his jealous and cowardly cousin, the freedom he fought for has now vanished, and he becomes the property of a rich citizen. So begins an epic journey from slavery that takes the young Arimnestos through a world poised on the brink of an epic confrontation, as the emerging civilization of the Greeks starts to flex its muscles against the established empire of the Persians. As he tries to make his fortune and revenge himself on the man who disinherited him, Arimnestos discovers that he has a talent that pays well in this new, violent world - for like his hero, Achilles, he is 'a killer of men'.

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ISBN: 9780752883939
Publication date: 26/05/2011
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780752898582
Publication date: 05/08/2010
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752883939
Publication date: 26th May 2011
Author: Christian Cameron
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

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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