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JOIN PERICLES, THE LION OF ATHENS, ON A JOURNEY TO SECURE THE FATE OF THE ATHENIAN EMPIRE
‘The master historical storyteller’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘Iggulden draws the Greek world convincingly and he is strongest writing battle scenes’ THE TIMES on the Golden Age series
‘The sights, sounds and smells of Athens bring history to life with gripping brilliance’ DAILY MIRROR
Pericles is more than a hero. He’s the leader of Athens. The empire’s beacon of light.
But even during times of peace, the threat of Sparta – Athens’s legendary rival – looms large on the horizon. When a sudden catastrophe brings Sparta to its knees, Pericles sees a golden opportunity to forever shift the balance of power in his city’s favour.
For sometimes, the only way to win lasting peace is to wage war.
Sparta may be weak, but their power is far from extinguished. Soon a ruthless young boy steps forward to lead the Spartans back to greatness.
As the drums of battle draw closer, can Pericles rise once more?
Or will the world’s greatest empire fall under his watch?
Praise for Conn Iggulden
‘A gripping read from the master historical storyteller. This swords-and-sandals epic brings the clash of empires between Greece and Persia to life’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘Pacy and propulsive, cracking with energy, violence and stirring speeches, Iggulden chronicles power struggles, political machinations and the bloodthirsty ravages of up-close combat‘ DAILY MAIL
‘Iggulden tells an absolutely cracking story . . . The pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent’ THE TIMES