Spartans at the Gates

Spartans at the Gates

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"The Peloponnesian War has begun. An army of merciless Spartan invaders have arrived at the gates of Plataea, bent on obliterating the city and its inhabitants. Plataea's oldest allies, the Athenians, are spread too thin in their own campaigns to send help. Cut off and alone, the Plataeans dig in behind their high walls for the coming siege, while the ruthless Spartans gather outside. On a rugged mountain road a young Plataean warrior named Nikias rides to Athens on an urgent quest. He carries with him a bag of ill-gotten gold, hoping to raise an army of mercenaries to help defend his city from the coming Spartan assault. But in the sprawling stronghold of Athens, Nikias encounters perils that prove to be more dangerous than those he has faced on the battlefield. Noble Smith's Spartans at the Gates is a thrilling action-adventure novel set during the war between the great powers of Ancient Greece"--
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books,
ISBN: 9781250025586
Branch Call Number: AF SMIT


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Jun 15, 2015

Engaging back and forth storylines between the characters. Although humorous at times, the book lacked enough dialogue intrigue and focused generously on the gruesome duels between people along the route. I am all for the bloodied duels however, referencing the 'gods' to keep an interest is not my style. The near-end chapters bring more of the story together, enough to bring about the tantalizing read that needs to be through the book.

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