The bestselling author of the Emperor and Conqueror series' returns to the Ancient World
A mesmerizing story of courage, faith, and war set in the world of the Ancient Greeks, Persians and Spartans.
In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. This is their story.
When Cyrus, brother to the Great King of Persia, attempts to overthrow his reckless sibling, he employs a Greek mercenary army of 10,000 soldiers. When this army becomes stranded as a result of the unexpected death of Cyrus, and then witnesses the treacherous murder of its entire officer corps, despair overtakes them.
One man, Xenophon, rallies the Greeks. As he attempts to lead them to freedom across 1,500 miles of hostile territory seething with adversaries, 10,000 men set off on the long way home.
“Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction”
“One of our finest historical novelists”
“Pacey and juicy, and packed with action”
“Iggulden tells an absolutely cracking story. The pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent”