In 431 BC, ancient Greece experienced its own "Pearl Harbor" - a treacherous sneak attack that would mark the start of the bloody war between the democracy of Athens and the tyranny of Sparta. Caught between these superpowers, the independent city-state of Plataea became the arena where their battle for control of all of Greece would begin.
In Plataea, the young Greek warrior Nikias dreams of glory in the Olympic games as he trains for the pankration - the no-holds-barred ultimate fighting of the era - until an act of violence in defense of his beloved threatens to send him into exile. But before his trial can take place, a traitor opens the city gates to a surprise attack force.
Suddenly trapped inside their own fortress, the Plataeans are fighting for their lives. As Nikias seeks to discover the identity of the man who betrayed the city, he makes a daring escape, gathers an army, and leads this ragtag band into a suicidal battle at the gates of the citadel - a battle that will decide the fates of his family, his friends, and the woman he loves.
In the vein of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, and Steven Pressfield, Sons of Zeus marks the beginning of a richly detailed new action-adventure series.
©2013 Noble Smith (P)2013 Blackstone
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This book could very well be extremely good, but I could not get past the narrator... in my opinion he was unbearable. I would def. try reading this book because I saw many good reviews on Amazon so I don't believe the content can be that bad considering the subject & who is involved
I just want to give a warning to anyone to be sure to listen to the sample play of the book
I guess its unfair to give it low stars because I didn't finish the content but even the hour I listened to was a bit difficult to follow due to not knowing anything or even heard of Plataeans? I am no historian & I wish people could comment on other peoples comments because I would like to know if I completely slept thru this part of global history in school (quite possible lol)
I highly recommend the start to this series. It's part ancient history, part high action, with great characters. It's gritty, just a warning. I differ from some of the reviews and enjoyed the narrator. Check this out, you will not be disappointed.
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