Poseidon's Spear

The Long War, Book 3
Narrated by: Peter Noble
Series: The Long War, Book 3
Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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An epic novel from the master of historical fiction, author of Alexander: God of War.

Arimnestos of Plataea is a man who has seen and done things that most men only dream about. Sold into slavery as a boy, he fought his way to freedom - and then to everlasting fame: standing alongside the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon where the Greeks crushed the invading Persians. 

Sometimes, however, a man's greatest triumph is followed by his greatest sorrow. Returning to his farm, Arimnestos finds that his wife, Euphoria, has died in childbirth, and in an instant his laurels turn to dust. But the gods are not finished with Arimnestos yet. With nothing left to live for, he throws himself from a cliff into the sea, only to be pulled by strong arms from death's embrace. When he awakes, he finds himself chained to an oar in a Phoenician trireme.  

And so begins an epic journey that will take Arimnestos and a motley crew of fellow galley slaves to the limits of their courage, and beyond the edge of the known world, in a quest for freedom, revenge - and a cargo so precious it's worth dying for.

©2019 Christian Cameron (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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"Brilliantly evoked." (Sunday Times)   

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best ancient fiction I've read yet!

riveting, interesting and so cleverly done! hats off to Christian Cameron and this series is a masterpiece

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Excelente

Una serie de libros atrapante y muy bien narrada. Disfruté todo el libro sin perder interes.

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One of the best historical fiction novels I’ve read.

Excellent, everything was excellent. Amazing series.
I highly recommend.
Great story and narration.
If you are remotely interested in historical fiction jump on the first book,Killer or Men

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ONLY IN THE GREATEST SERIES DOES EACH NOVEL..

FEEL LIKE THE BEST OF THE SERIES WHILE ONE IS READING IT. AND THIS SERIES HAS TO BE LISTED AMONG THE GREATS.
i read a lot and rately do novels live up to expectations., but this is on par with the best on the market.

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  • Simon
  • 11-03-19

A Series to Savour!

My third time spending time with old Arimnestos by the light of his fire and once again it's been a real pleasure. Peter Noble really brings this all to life with his raspy delivery being both an old man with his musings and a crackling story teller. Christian Cameron seems to be putting together one of the truly spic legends of ancient fiction.

This one promises an epic journey and after a decent amount of time getting things into gear and setting the scene it delivers one and more. Epic sea chases and fights and lots of political and even economic intrigue as Arimnestos looks to daring trade to further his ambitions but it's difficult to see how that will happen while he's changed to the oar of a Phoenician trireme!

This is an absolute belter of a series so far with no let up in the intensity and certainly no faltering with the extremely high quality delivery and storylines.

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  • 09-27-19

Exciting, heart-wrenching, inspiring and great fun

I was sceptical of this book when I first bought it, I don't know much about the seas or sailing and I've never been able to engage fully with tales of the sea. But this book, this book engaged me more then many I've listened.

The author has managed to make the complexities of ancient sea combat not only understandable but fun and action packed, with a personal flair that pulls you in and gets your heart racing.

The narrator is superb as always, his ability to channel different characters and accents and even genders is fantastic, and his delivery often left me teary eyed or fired up by turns.

If you love adventure, exploration, action, triumph and despair, of sailing out of the known world to mythical Islands, of revenging loved ones and making horrific mistakes. This book is a must. Bloody fantastic.

The only qualm I had was that sometimes there seemed to be about half a second missing from new chapters. So that abruptly you could be half way through a word and be left a tad confused. Not sure if that's an issue with the production or a muck up during downloading. Anyway.

Absolutely fantastic, Arimnestos of platea is a bloody inspiration.