Protector

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Persian King Xerxes stands over the smoking ruins of Athens, an army of slaves at his back. Come to destroy, once and for all, everything that the city stands for, he stares pitilessly at the hopelessly outnumbered Greeks. Veteran soldier Themistocles cannot push the Persians back by force on land, and so he does so by stealth, at sea. Over three long days, the greatest naval battle of the ancient world will unfold, a bloody war between the democracy of Athens and the tyranny of Persia. Less than a year later, the Persian return to reconquer the Greeks. Tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides ready themselves for war. For the Spartans, Plataea is chance to avenge their defeat at Thermopylae. For the people of Athens, threatened on all sides, nothing less than the survival of democracy is at stake. And once again Themistocles, the hero of Salamis, will risk everything to protect his country.

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EXPERIENCE THE EPIC BLOOD FEUDS OF ANCIENT GREECE WITH MASTER STORYTELLER CONN IGGULDEN

‘Vivid, atmospheric, gritty . . . you’ll believe you’re on the battlefield fighting for your life’ 5***** Reader Review
‘An epic piece of historical fiction, full of political intrigue and vivid action’ Robert Fabbri
‘Iggulden doesn’t just describe the ancient world, he takes you there’ 5***** Reader Review

TWO LEGENDARY BATTLES. ONE FEARLESS WARRIOR . . .
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Themistocles stands as the battle-scarred leader of Athens. Yet he is no nobleman. The elite distrust him.

But those conspiring against him cannot argue with his victories on the battlefield. Or the vast Persian army that is coming . . .

And so Themistocles must fight.

Fight the invaders.
Fight the allies who despise him.
Fight to save his city.

As the Persians draw close, he must prove himself again and again in battle.

TO LIVE OR DIE FOR ATHENS.
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‘Brings war in the ancient world to vivid, gritty and bloody life. I’m blown away. Protector stand alongside the best of Mary Renaultan epic with the learning of the classics‘ ANTHONY RICHES

Readers are raving about PROTECTOR:

‘Iggulden’s achievement is to tell the story of the conflict on a human scale without losing sight of the huge historical and cultural forces at play. Educational and entertaining, Protector is a compelling read’ 5***** Reader Review

‘[Iggulden] has outdone himself on the tension and suspense he has created with these characters and this story’ 5***** Reader Review

‘As soon as you see the name “Conn Iggulden”, you know you’re in for a treat. Always. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy Conn Iggulden’s writing’ 5***** Reader Review

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 411

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K