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  • Published: 4 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405949675
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $22.99

Empire




Discover the rise and fall of the world's greatest empire in the stunning second novel in THE GOLDEN AGE series, from the nation's finest historical novelist

Pericles returns to Athens as its leader: the empire's beacon of light in the dark.

But 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?

  • Published: 4 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405949675
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Conn Iggulden

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 first book in his new Athenian series, The Gates of Athens, was a Sunday Times top five bestseller. Protector is the latest instalment in the Athenian series.

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Praise for Empire

Praise for Conn Iggulden

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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

The sights, sounds and smells of Athens bring history to life with gripping brilliance

Daily Mirror

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