The Falcon of Sparta:The bestselling author of the Emperor and Conqueror series´ returns to the Ancient World Conn Iggulden
401 AD: Artaxerxes, der König Persiens, herrscht über ein Reich, das sich von der Ägäis bis nach Nordindien erstreckt. Er herrscht über Leben und Tod. Sein Befehl kennt keinen Widerspruch. 50 Millionen Menschen sind ihm Untertan. Doch die Söhne Spartas lehnen sich auf. Unter Führung des Feldherrn Xenophon machen sich die Krieger Spartas auf in das Reich von Antaxerxes. Die Schlacht zwischen Sparta und Persien beginnt ...
In the Ancient World, one army was 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 people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. But the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones . . . Battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy´s empire, without support, without food and without water. Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes´ legendary Persian warriors. Based on one of history´s most epic stories of adventure The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity and heroism that was the Ancient World. ´His finest novel to date, brings alive the extraordinary world of ancient Persia, as well as the ruthless nobility of the Spartans. The battle scenes are thrilling´ Sunday Express
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden. In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. This is their story. When Cyrus, brother to the Great King of Persia, attempts to overthrow his reckless sibling, he employs a Greek mercenary army of 10,000 soldiers. When this army becomes stranded as a result of the unexpected death of Cyrus and then witnesses the treacherous murder of its entire officer corps, despair overtakes them. One man, Xenophon, rallies the Greeks. As he attempts to lead them to freedom across 1,500 miles of hostile territory seething with adversaries, 10,000 men set off on the long way home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001102/bk_pauk_001102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some enemies don’t get mad. They get even. Logan Conner and Wholesale Slaughter won the day on Revelation, but the Starkad Supremacy doesn’t like failure. If they can’t beat Sparta on the battlefield, they’ll make them fold from within. It’s been over 20 years since the failed coup that killed the rightful Guardian and put Logan’s father on the throne of Sparta, but the same resentments and family rivalries still burn bright. It doesn’t take much for a dissatisfied political rival to be converted into an enemy agent. The traitors strike without warning, and in the space of a day, Logan is on the run, without his father, without his throne, without the Spartan military to back him up. The only friends he can count on are his brother, Terrin, his fiancée, Katy, and the rest of Wholesale Slaughter. If Starkad and their allies think this war is over, they don’t know Logan Conner. Narrated by the award-winning Marc Vietor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052380/bk_adbl_052380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.