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  • Published: 6 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405937375
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
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The Gates of Athens

Book One in the Athenian series




Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of our world. This is their story.

490 B.C. Two great empires are about to go to war . . .

The momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems will last for twenty-seven years (431 to 404 BC). It will end in the fall of a dynasty.

Filled with cunning political scheming, astonishing military prowess, invasions, treacheries, plagues, ambitions, virtues, and emotions and a lot of intrigue, Conn Iggulden brings to life one of the most thrilling chapters of the ancient world.

  • Published: 6 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405937375
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
Categories:

About the author

Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Stormbird is the first book in his brilliant new series set during the Wars of the Roses, an extraordinary period of British history. His previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongul Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number one bestsellers. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children.
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Praise for The Gates of Athens

Thrilling retelling . . . It's a brilliant read, and his description of the Battle of Thermopylae is simply a stunning - and inspiring - piece of writing

Cotswold Life

Praise for Conn Iggulden

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An absolutely cracking story. The pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent

The Times

Absorbing and bloody

Antonia Senior

Peopled with characters so finely honed the story becomes a gripping and glorious legend. Brilliant!

Weekend Sport

Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times

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