In the Ancient World, one army used to be feared above all others.
401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India.
As many as fifty million individuals are his subjects.
His rule is absolute.
But the sons of Sparta are eager to play the sport of thrones . . .
Battles will also be won – or lost – with a single blow.
Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded within the heart of an enemy’s empire, without enhance, without food and without water.
Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to guide the survivors against Artaxerxes’ legendary Persian warriors.
Based on considered one of history’s so much epic stories of adventure The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity and heroism that used to be the Ancient World.
‘His finest novel so far . . . The battle scenes are thrilling‘ Sunday Express