Conn Iggulden



Enter the battlefields of Ancient Greece in the epic new novel from the multi-million copy bestseller


Pericles returns to Athens as its leader: the empire's beacon of light in the dark.

But the threat of Sparta - Athens's legendary rival - looms large on the horizon. When a sudden catastrophe brings Sparta to its knees, Pericles sees a golden opportunity to forever shift the balance of power in his city's favour.

For sometimes the only way to win lasting peace is to wage war.

Sparta may be weak, but their power is far from extinguished. Soon a ruthless young boy steps forward to lead the Spartans back to greatness.

As the drums of battle draw closer, can Pericles rise once more?

Or will the world's greatest empire fall under his watch?

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