Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of our world. This is their story.
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He has written three previous bestselling historical series, including Wars of the Roses. Dunstan is a stand-alone novel set in the red-blooded world of tenth-century England, and The Falcon of Sparta is a stand-alone in which Iggulden returns to the Ancient World. The first book in his new Athenian series, The Gates of Athens, was a Sunday Times top five bestseller. Protector is the latest instalment in the Athenian series.
Thrilling retelling . . . It's a brilliant read, and his
description of the Battle of Thermopylae is simply a stunning -
and inspiring - piece of writing * Cotswold Life *
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An absolutely cracking story. The pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent * The Times *
Absorbing and bloody -- Antonia Senior
Peopled with characters so finely honed the story becomes a gripping and glorious legend. Brilliant! * Weekend Sport *
Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star *