The Falcon of Sparta.

Iggulden, Conn.

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We are quite the fans of Iggulden’s historical fiction, and hope you are too. An English newspaper called this ‘his finest novel to date’. It is packed with action as it describes the wars for ancient Persia, when Cyrus led an army of 10,000 Spartans into enemy territory to claim the throne from his brother. A cracking read, ‘…the attle scenes are thrilling and the men who fight them are impeccably portrayed'.


SKU: 9781405921534


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. But the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones . . . 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.

Book Details

Author Iggulden, Conn.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books
Number of Pages 434
Publish Date 1/01/2019
Catalogue Jul19
Catalogue book number 7033