Killer of Men

Killer of Men

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Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes. Standing in the battle line - the wall of bronze - for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a hero, but a slave. Betrayed by his jealous and cowardly cousin, the freedom he fought for has now vanished, and he becomes the property of a rich citizen of Ephesus. So begins an epic journey out of slavery that takes the young Arimnestos through a world poised on the brink of a great confrontation, as the emerging civilisation of the Greeks starts to flex its muscles against the established empire of the Persians. As he tries to make his fortune and avenge himself on the man who disinherited him, Arimnestos discovers that he has a talent that pays well in this new, violent world, for, like his hero, Achilles, he is 'a killer of men'.
Publisher: London : Orion, c2010.
ISBN: 9780752898599
9780752898582
0752898582
Characteristics: 410 p. ;,24 cm.

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LRS1969 Dec 16, 2015

Very good book as the opening of a very good series that encompasses Ancient Greece and the nearby world of that time (Persia, etcetera) from pre-Marathon to past the time of the great Persian Invasion.

Excellent read.

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mikeedm
Nov 01, 2014

Interesting, enjoyable read, certainly compels me to read the rest of the books in the series.

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