PRE-ORDER THE LATEST ANCIENT EPIC IN THE NEW ATHENIAN SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF EMPEROR AND WAR OF THE ROSESTWO LEGENDARY BATTLES. ONE FEARLESS WARRIOR . . . THE BATTLE OF SALAMISPersian King Xerxes stands over the smoking ruins of Athens, an army of slaves at his back. Come to destroy, once and for all, everything that the city stands for, he stares pitilessly at the hopelessly outnumbered Greeks. Veteran soldier Themistocles cannot push the Persians back by force on land, and so he so does so by stealth, at sea. Over three long days, the greatest naval battle of the ancient world will unfold, a bloody war between the democracy of Athens and the tyranny of Persia. THE BATTLE OF PLATAEALess than a year later, the Persian return to reconquer the Greeks. Tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides ready themselves for war. For the Spartans, Plataea is chance to avenge their defeat at Thermopylae. For the people of Athens, threatened on all sides, nothing less than the survival of democracy is at stake. And once again Themistocles, the hero of Salamis, will risk everything - his honour, his friendships, even his life - to protect his country. Readers are raving about The Gates of Athens, Book One in the ATHENIAN series-' What a brilliantly addictive read' ' This author never fails to deliver!' ' Another brilliant historical novel from the master of the craft' ' It' s like being on the battlefield'
Praise for Conn Iggulden * - * Iggulden tells an absolutely cracking story. . . the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent * The Times * One of our finest historical novelists * Daily Express * Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction * Daily Mirror * Pacy. . . and packed with action * Sunday Times * Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star * Compelling reading * Woman and Home * Praise for Conn Iggulden * - * An absolutely cracking story. The pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent * The Times * Absorbing and bloody -- Antonia Senior Peopled with characters so finely honed the story becomes a gripping and glorious legend. Brilliant! * Weekend Sport * Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star *
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He has written three previous bestselling historical series, including Wars of the Roses. Dunstan is a stand-alone novel set in the red-blooded world of tenth-century England, and The Falcon of Sparta is a stand-alone in which Iggulden returns to the Ancient World. The Gates of Athens, his latest book, is first in the new Athenian series.