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Empire: Enter the battlefields of Ancient Greece in the epic new novel from the multi-million copy bestseller (The Golden Age Book 2)

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I found Iggulden’s decision to start Temujin’s story from the time he was still twelve years old to be an incredibly clever choice. I appreciate there's a lot of story to tell regarding the Peloponnesian wars and it may be hard to fit it all in a single book but I thought the ending was extremely rushed and very disappointing.

When Sparta is hit by a devastating earthquake Pericles believes that by building a wall around his beloved city it will save it from destruction. Having already taken on Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and the War of the Roses, Iggulden successfully dramatizes the life of Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury and confidant of King Aethelstan, the grandson of Alfred the Great. In 2007, Iggulden became the first person to top the UK fiction and nonfiction lists at the same time. The smartspot warranty does not cover physical damage, water damage, or any damage caused by unlocking a mobile phone, and only covers software faults arising in the course of normal use. This help is snubbed and rising Athenian leader Pericles realises that whilst it may take Sparta time to recover, they will always be an enemy.Since publication of 'The Gates of Rome', Conn has written a further twenty books including the wildly successful 'The Dangerous Book for Boys', ‘The Double Dangerous Book for Boys’ and his most recent series, set in the Athens of Pericles.

THE GATES OF ROME, THE DEATH OF KINGS and now THE FIELD OF SWORDS tell the powerful, dramatic story of the friendship and enmity between the two men who ruled the Roman world. As he takes the legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes, the imperious stand of Caesar and the leadership of his men, his new friendships with fellow leaders and his overwhelming ambition, begin to separate him from Brutus, the great swordsman and warrior. Both instalments of Conn's Athenian series, The Gates of Athens and Protector, were instant Sunday Times bestsellers.If you have read any of this author’s books then you will know how fascinating and engaging they are. The conclusion to Conn Iggulden's series about the Peloponnesian War focuses on the character of Pericles. It's a carefully constructed and convincing portrayal of the mindsets of the opposing leaders, an impressive achievement since, although these societies have elements in common with our own, they are, nonetheless, very different. Every installment brought something new—factual, speculative, and philosophical—to learn and this doesn’t change even though I’m four books into the series now.

Abandoned on the north African coast after hard months of captivity, he begins to gather a group of recruits that he will eventually forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors and to suppress a new uprising in Greece. Strengthened by the love of an older woman—and by the sword of his loyal friend, Marcus Brutus, Caesar battles the armies of the wilderness and forges his legend. This novel follows the character Pericles, who eventually became the leader of Athens and covers his immense struggles against the warlike Spartans. The author will always tell readers that he has changed certain things to assist in the telling of the overall story. Registered office address: Unit 34 Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EF.There was no bond stronger than that between those who have risked their lives in each other’s company.

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