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The Falcon of Sparta

The Falcon of Sparta
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0004341068 gg
Adult Fiction Historical   Griffith . Available .  
S0007108689 F Igg
Adult Fiction   Narrandera . Available .  
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ISBN 9780718181475
Call Number F Igg
Author Iggulden, Conn
Title The Falcon of Sparta
Place of production London : Michael Joseph, 2018
Notes Map and illustration on endpapers.
In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. 401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India. As many as fifty million people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. The sons of Sparta, those whose fathers and grandfathers fell at Thermopylae and perished in the Peloponnesian Wars, work as mercenaries for Persian princes eager to play the game of thrones. When Cyrus the younger, brother to the Great King, lays claim to his father's crown, he does so with an elite army of Spartans at his side. Yet battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy's empire, without support, without food and without water. Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes' legendary Persian warriors. Drawing on one of history's most epic stories of adventure, The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity, heroism, and savage bloodshed that was the ancient World.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Xenophon
Achaemenid dynasty
Subject Added Entry - Topical Kings and rulers
Battles
Soldiers Greece Sparta
Soldiers
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Sparta -- History
Iran -- History -- To 640
Genre Historical fiction
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