This wonderful and thrilling book is the 2nd volume of the fascinating and exciting Tyrant series.
Again the book has been thoroughly researched historically, for it gives us a well explained historical note as well as an informative author's note, and not to forget at the beginning a well defined glossary and maps.
The storytelling is once more of a superb quality, for it brings vividly to life the beautiful as well as the brutal world of the Ancient Greeks and their immediate surroundings.
This book starts off in the year 329 BC and once again it will tell us the travails and hardships of our main character Kineas of Athens.
Kineas now finds himself with the Lady Srayanka, the Scythian warrior Princess of the Cruel Hands and who's carrying his child, on the fertile shores of the Euxine Sea in Scythia.
But hundreds of miles in the east, across the sea of grass, Alexander The Great is on the verge of destroying Eastern Scythia if they do not submit, and so Kineas and Srayanka, who are honour-bound to their clansmen, but each in his/her own separate way, head east to fight "The Monster".
What follows is a gripping and thrilling story that keeps you spellbound from start to finish, and it's also a story with great interaction and with hard fought battle scenes in which Kineas and his Scythian allies have to fight for their lives to uphold Alexander and his army.
Fully recommended, for this is another superb piece of an Ancient Greek story and one that I would like to call "A Fantastic Follow-up"!
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Orion; 1 edition (1 January 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1409103668
- ISBN-13: 978-1409103660
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.2 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)