Killer of Men

Killer of Men

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Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes. Standing in the battle line - the wall of bronze - for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a hero, but a slave. Betrayed by his jealous and cowardly cousin, the freedom he fought for has now vanished, and he becomes the property of a rich citizen of Ephesus. So begins an epic journey from slavery that takes the young Arimnestos through a world poised on the brink of an epic confrontation, as the emerging civilization of the Greeks starts to flex its muscles against the established empire of the Persians. As he tries to make his fortune and revenge himself on the man who disinherited him, Arimnestos discovers that he has a talent that pays well in this new, violent world, for like his hero, Achilles, he is 'a killer of men'.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 680.39g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752898582
  • 9780752898582
  • 267,193

Review quote

'It's an old story but Cameron gives it tremendous narrative power.' OXFORD TIMESshow more

About Christian Cameron

Christian Cameron is a writer and military historian. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as both an aviator and an intelligence officer. He lives in Toronto.show more

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1,410 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (518)
3 12% (168)
2 3% (40)
1 1% (14)

Our customer reviews

I half expected this book to be disappointing given the sensational title, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It is well written and researched and I honestly could not put it down. Can't wait for the next volume in the series. I just bought the first book in the Tyrant series to see if it is as good. I love historical fiction and really enjoyed this one.show more
by Geoffrey Barber
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