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Tyrant : King of the Bosporus by Christian Cameron
  

Tyrant : King of the Bosporus

Part of the Tyrant Series
Action Adventure / Spy   Books for the Boys   Historical Fiction   
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

4th in a series that keeps getting better and better. The writing portrays so well what is a perennially fascinating period of history. Action packed as ever but also brought vividly to life with the excellent day to day detail of the characters. A Highly recommended read.

If you like Christian Cameron you might also like to read books by Conn Iggulden, Christian Jacq and Bernard Cornwell.

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Synopsis

Tyrant : King of the Bosporus by Christian Cameron

They were born in the middle of a battle, into a world at war. And from their first moments of life, twins Satyrus and Melitta were fighting for survival. Their father, a Greek mercenary, was cut down not long after they had taken their first breaths; their Scythian mother was cruelly murdered when they were still children. But Satyrus and Melitta are children no more. They have learned how to fight, how to love, how to plot and how to kill. Now it is time to leave their adopted home, the city of Alexandria, and the protection of Alexander the Great's former general, Ptolemy - and seek revenge. Now it is time to go to war ...

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Cameron's gift is for spinning out a rich setting through his obvious devotion to Classics... plus, Cameron's ability to conjure up what Homer called the battle haze might make the ancient bard proud--BOSTON GLOBE & MAIL Engrossing... a sword-slash above the rest of its ilk--IRISH EXAMINER A sweeping, deeply moving epic that takes the reader into the heart of a different time and culture--HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW Gives readers everything they could hope for in a work of historical fiction set in the time of Alexander s successors. . . . Fans of the series, and of the slings and arrows of ancient warfare, won t simply find themselves eagerly hovering above the ancient Euxine watching the action unfold. They ll be over the moon.

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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.

Author photo © Leonard Schlichting

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Publication date

13th October 2011

Author

Christian Cameron

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Publisher

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

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781409102755

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