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Lo scudo di TalosRn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their two sons born lame to the elements The elder son Brithos is raised in the caste of the warriors while the other Talos is spared a cruel death and is raised by a Helot shepherd among the pea. This kind of book will only interest you if you're interested in warfare like I amIt's beautifully written keeping the legends and history in mind and it has the capability to raise goosebumps

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Herodotus tells us that not all of the three hundred Spartan warriors died at the hands of Xerxes King of the Persians in the battle of the Thermopylae two were saved bringing a life saving message back to the city This is the saga of a Spartan family to. This was a stunning story Those who are fans of historical novels of Ancient Greek like myself this is probably a must read While the story is fictional the author manages to as authentically depict the customs habits political institutions religion and popular traditions of this time as possible The story is engaging and it is told in a language that seems to reproduce the mentality and manner of living of ancient Spartans Every line seems believable; the author masterfully mixes the original sources with the imaginary story I have to agree with Bernard Cornwell this is indeed an intelligent knowledgeable and entertaining story as much an education as an entertainment

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Lo scudo di Talos review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Herodotus tells us that not all of the three hundred Spartan warriors died at the hands of Xerxes King of the Persians in the battle of the Thermopylae two were saved bringing a life saving message back to the city This is the saga of a Spartan family torn apart by a cruel law thaSants They live out their story in a world dominated by the clash between the Persian empire and the city states of Greece a ferocious relentless conflict until the voice of their blood and of human solidarity unites them in a thrilling singular enterpri. Another wonderful piece by Manfredi though not uite as riveting as the Alexander trilogy Valerio captures the conflict among the various Greek cities well and makes it very personal Talos the Cripple is a most engaging character From the beginning when we see him cradled by his anguished father who has to abandon him on the montain according to Spartan law we fall in love with him as well as the shepherd who finds him He grows up without knowing his twin the fine Spartan warrior What disappoints is that this part is resolved about half way through in a rather unsatisfactory manner But Valerio finds fresh conflict in the Spartans' insatiable desire to enslave the Helots Talos raised by Helots but born a Spartan must choose which side to fight for With a romantic twist this makes for a wonderful read Of course there is the Athenian penchant for long speeches At times that got tedious and I found myself skipping Still a good one