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Poseidon's Spear by Christian Cameron
  

Poseidon's Spear

Part of the The Long War Series
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3rd in the epic and sweeping Long War series following the adventures of Arimnestos around 485 BC. After the death of his wife and child Arimnestos feels he has nothing to live for and throws himself off a cliff. But rather than death he finds himself a slave on a Phoenician trireme. Backed up by meticulous research Christian Cameron has become one of the preeminent writers of historical fiction with the ability to bring a lost civilisation to life.

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

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

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Synopsis

Poseidon's Spear by Christian Cameron

Arimnestos of Plataea is a man who has seen and done things that most men only dream about. Sold into slavery as a boy, he fought his way to freedom - and then to everlasting fame: standing alongside the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon where the Greeks crushed the invading Persians. Sometimes, however, a man's greatest triumph is followed by his greatest sorrow. Returning to his farm, Arimnestos finds that his wife Euphoria has died in childbirth, and in an instant his laurels turn to dust. But the gods are not finished with Arimnestos yet. With nothing left to live for, he throws himself from a cliff into the sea, only to be pulled by strong arms from death's embrace. When he awakes, he finds himself chained to an oar in a Phoenician trireme. And so begins an epic journey that will take Arimnestos and a motley crew of fellow galley slaves to the limits of their courage, and beyond the edge of the known world, in a quest for freedom, revenge - and a cargo so precious it's worth dying for.

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[Arimnestos of Plataea] is transferred from land to water as he travels to Sicily, Rome, Etruria, Spain and even Britain, to come full circle as he prepares to return to Plataea and the never-ending war. The ending is as exciting as it is unexpected * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *


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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Book Info

Publication date

14th March 2013

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

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9781409118084

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