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SUMMARY ↠ The Falcon of Sparta Ù Conn Iggulden the New York Times bestselling author of the Emperor Conueror and Wars of the Roses series returns to the ancient world with a ferociously violent epic401 BC In the ancient world one army was feared above all others The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern IndiConn Iggulden the New York Times bestselling author of the Emperor Conueror and Wars of the Roses series returns to the ancient world with a ferociously violent epic401 BC In the ancient world one army was feared above all others The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an emp. My extended review is now on BookNest BookNest The Falcon of Sparta“Your gold buys my service pleasure of seeing Spartans in battle It is a rare gift and worth than mere coins After all most men see it only once and never again”I have finished The Falcon of Sparta after two weeks It took me a lot longer than expected due to a complete lack of free time and events This was a great book with an interesting historical retelling of a great adventure set in around 400BC It is based in the heart of the Persian Empire with the reign of a new King and the conflicts that arise with his brother because of thatEvery aspect of this novel was well executed from the characters to the plot to the concepts particularly the Spartans who were so epic But the magical touch that makes a book 5 stars wasn't there and I cannot put my finger on what was slightly lacking But it was still a great read that was written with Iggulden's usual smooth prose and filled with his historical knowledge that brought the story to lifeThe battles varied from small skirmishes to huge scale of one million combatants and each one was written brilliantly and vividly with it being both simple enough for the reader to understand and chaotic as all battles truly areI would recommend to any who enjoy historical fiction or those who have enjoyed this authors other works or if you have an interest in Persian or Ancient Greek history and culture

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Ire stretching from the Aegean to northern India As many as fifty million people are his subjects His rule is absolute Though the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones Yet battles can be won or lost with a single blow Princes fall And when the dust of civ. I'm a long standing Conn Iggulden fan but this book didn't live up to his other works somehow Having said that if you like swords and violence it's definitely worth a read

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The Falcon of SpartaIl war settles the Spar tans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy’s empire without support without food and without waterFar from home surrounded by foes it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes’s legendary Persian warrio. This stunning and amazing book by Conn Iggulden is about the exploits of the Athenian nobleman Xenophon with also a very main part for Prince Cyrus and important parts for Hephaestus King Artaxerxes and not to forget the Spartans Clearchus and ChrisophusAt the beginning of the book you'll find a couple of wonderful maps one of the Persian Empire and the other of the length of the March of Xenophon and the Ten ThousandThis book has been very well researched and documented with great care within the author's Historical Note which you can find at the end of the book and its there where you can take notice that a very important part is destined for Xenophon's historical book Anabasis because that's been used as the basis for this great bookStory telling is as ever of a top notch uality all the characters featuring in this story come superbly to life whether they are Greek or Persian and the atmosphere of the ancient world comes very much alive in a most convincing and gripping fashionIts all about the ancient world the GreekPersian wars but mainly this time about the Persian brother war between Prince Cyrus and King ArtaxerxesThe first part of the book is mainly about Prince Cyrus and his near death when his father King Darius II is dying but thanks to his mother he remains alive to live for another day but finally at the Battle of Cunaxa where he will fight with his Greek mercenaries and native Persian army against the army of his brother King Artaxerxes Prince Cyrus in the end will fall and its there where the Greek mercenaries are left alone and isolated on the battlefieldAfter Tissaphernes commits treachery against Clearchus and other Greek Generals by having them murdered for King Artaxerxes the second part of the book is about the escape of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand that will start after the Battle of Cunaxa and especially after that treachery and although they have hardly any food or water and enemies all the time at their heels he will take them with the help from Chrisophus and his Spartans in particular to the Sea and freedom and so on into Greek territoryVery much recommended because if you're into the Ancient World and you like the GreekPersian wars then this book is a must read to each and everyone of you and that's why I call it myself A Compelling Heroic Flight Epic Greek Deeds