This book opens with the passing of the Persian king. Two princes of royal blood vie for the throne massing huge armies including Greek and Spartan mercenaries. There can only be one winner. After battle is fought the Greek and Spartan mercenaries find themselves on the losing side and in desperate straights. Faced with treachery and vastly superior forces Xenophon becomes their leader and against huge odds leads them out of Persian lands. This story based on actual historical facts and written by a master story teller is not to be missed.
This book is epic. The story is fascinating, based on true facts and inspired by human endurance in the face of incredible ods. A true inspiration and something to remember if we ever come to an impossible situation of survival. A thoroughly enjoyed reading this book with many unpredictable turns and twists.
The Falcon of Sparta is another great read by one of the masters of historical fiction. A story of thrones and of stranded mercenaries far from home, it is a compelling read and a must for any one who is a fan of Historical Fiction.