Last Of The Amazons

Last Of The Amazons : A superbly evocative, exciting and moving historical tale that brings the past expertly to life

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A dazzling and profoundly moving tale of love and war, honour and revenge from Steven Pressfield, author of the Sunday Times Bestseller Gates of Fire.

"Beyond the best battle scenes I've ever read - brutal, bloody and thoroughly gripping" -- DIANA GABALDON

"Steven Pressfield...makes the distant past seem real and immediate. This is historical fiction elevated to the status of myth." -- DANIEL SILVA

"Pressfield writes with a quality and style akin to classical legend...a joy to read" -- JOHN WHITBOURN

"A gripping, un-put downable read!" -- ***** Reader review

"Great reading. Thrilling, exciting and then some." -- ***** Reader review

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TO THEM HONOUR AND LOYALTY WERE EVERYTHING...

1250 BC: Theseus, king of Athens and slayer of the Minotaur, set sail on a journey that brought him to the land of 'tal Kyrte', the 'Free People', a nation of fiercely proud and passionate warrior women whom the Greeks called 'Amazons'.

Lovers and fighters they owed allegiance to no man and distrusted the Greeks with their boastful talk of cities and civilization. When their illustrious war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled to Athens with the king and his followers, so denying her people, the Amazon tribes were outraged. Seeking revenge, they raised a vast army and marched on Athens.

History tells us they could not win, but for a brief and glorious moment, the Amazons held the Attic world in thrall before vanishing into the immortal realms of myth and legend.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 32mm | 268g
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0553813862
  • 9780553813869
  • 285,723

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'Pressfield writes with a quality and style akin to classical legend...a powerful elegy to a world that wasn't to be...a profound dialogue between civilization and "savagery"...A joy to read'
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'Brutal, bloody and thoroughly gripping - Pressfield has an amazing grasp of the savage mind, and the precarious nature of civilization' -- Diana Gabaldon 'Pressfield writes with a quality and style akin to classical legend...a powerful elegy to a world that wasn't to be...a profound dialogue between civilization and "savagery"...A joy to read' -- John Whitbourn
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About Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is the author of the novels The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War and Last of the Amazons. He lives in Los Angeles.
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3,000 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 28% (826)
4 36% (1,075)
3 26% (790)
2 8% (241)
1 2% (68)
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