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Spartan : A Novel - Valerio Massimo Manfredi


Published: 31st July 2007
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According to Herodotus, not all of the three hundred Spartan warriors perished during the Battle of Thermopylae: Two were spared. Spartan is their story.

This is the epic tale of a noble Spartan family shattered by the law of the land, which forces them to abandon one of their two sons -- Talos, who was born crippled -- to the elements. Brithos, the strong and healthy son, is raised in the caste of the warriors, while Talos is saved by a Helot shepherd and raised among peasants. They live out their story in a world dominated by the brutal, relentless clash between the Persian empire and the city-states of Greece -- until the voice of their blood and of human solidarity unites them in a thrilling, singular enterprise.

Full of passion, courage and magic, Spartan is an enthralling novel of the ancient world.

"Manfredi is a masterful storyteller." -- Publishers Weekly "Plenty of action, passion, and drama underscore this authentically detailed historical adventure." -- Booklist "An intelligent, knowledgeable and entertaining story, as much an education as an entertainment." -- Bernard Cornwell, New York Times bestselling author of Heretic "Entertaining and historically informed." -- San Jose Mercury News

ISBN: 9781416561606
ISBN-10: 1416561609
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st July 2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.28