Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But Diodorus is caught up in the tangled web of alliances, betrayals and intrigue that followed Alexander the Great's death, as his generals fought over the huge empire he had created - and soon the twins will have their first taste of real battle as two Macedonian warlords clash. In this violent and unstable world, they must chose sides carefully, as Antigonus One-Eye, and his brilliant son Demetrius, prepare to take on the might of Ptolemy's Egypt, and the forces gather for the biggest and most spectacular battle the world had ever seen - Gaza.
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Writer and military historian Christian Cameron is a former US Naval Intelligence officer and the co-author, with his father, Kenneth Cameron, of the acclaimed Gordon Kent military thriller series, as well as the Tyrant series and WASHINGTON AND CAESAR, a novel of the American Revolution. He lives with his family in Toronto.Review:
A sweeping, deeply moving epic that takes the reader into the heart of a different time and culture?HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
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
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Book Description Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0752898604
Book Description Orion (an Imprint of The Orion, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110752898604
Book Description Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0752898604 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0389890