'Brings war in the ancient world to vivid, gritty and bloody life' ANTHONY RICHES
Pacy and propulsive, Conn Iggulden's latest historical epic heads back to the battlefields and warships of the Ancient World . . . Crackling with energy, violence and stirring speeches, Lion chronicles power struggles, political machinations and the bloodthirsty ravages of up-close combat * Daily Mail * Iggulden draws the Greek world convincingly and he is strongest writing battle scenes * THE TIMES * The master historical storyteller returns with the first of a new pair of novels about Athenian general and politician Pericles. This swords-and-sandals epic brings the sights, sounds and smells of the ancient world to life, telling the story of the ongoing clash of empires between Greece and Persia. Conn Iggulden's research is second-to-none and his writing has never been more addictive. At home, Pericles is navigating a difficult marriage while shoring up his position in Athenian politics and art. But, in this gripping read, he also faces the ever-present threat of a resurgent Persia on the battlefield. * Daily Express * Included in 'Top 20 Summer Books' * survey conducted by The Reading Agency * Praise for Conn Iggulden * - * Iggulden tells an absolutely cracking story...the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent * The Times * One of our finest historical novelists * Daily Express * Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction * Daily Mirror * Pacy...and packed with action * Sunday Times * Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star * Compelling reading * Woman and Home *
CONN IGGULDEN is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today, with bestselling series on Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan and the Wars of the Roses, as well as two stand-alone novels: Dunstan, set in the red-blooded world of tenth-century England, and The Falcon of Sparta, in which Iggulden returns to the Ancient World. Both instalments of his Athenian series, The Gates of Athens and Protector, and his recent Golden Age series, Lion and Empire, are Sunday Times bestsellers.