Breathtakingly brilliant...there have been many books about Sparta and its warrior code, but none have captured so magnificently the hearts, minds and spirits of the warriors who fought at Thermopylae. This is a work of rare genius. Savour it!
Incredibly gripping, moving and literate...rarely does an author manage to recreate a moment in history with such mastery, authority and psychological insight.
Brings the battle of Thermopylae to brilliant life...he does for that war what Charles Frazier did for the Civil War in Cold Mountain. When you finish Pressfield's work, you will feel you have fought side by side with the Spartans. This novel is Homeric.
A tale worthy of Homer, a timeless epic of man and war, exquisitely researched and boldy written. Pressfield has created a new classic.