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Legacy of Blood : Spartan 3

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After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from the Spartan barracks are in desperate need of a rest from battle. But a messenger has brought news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is under siege. The citizens of Taras have organised an uprising and Sparta is in danger of losing a vital trading port. Lysander and the other boys set sail immediately for southern Italy. They quickly discover that the men of Taras are far more organised than they thought, and will not be easily beaten. In the heat of battle Lysander finds himself in front of the great statue in the main square. The figure is wearing the Fire of Ares - he must be Lysander's ancestor. Shocked, he knows that he must find out his connection to this town and its people, and in so doing uncover a little more of his mysterious heritage, hidden from him for so long.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747598592
  • 9780747598596
  • 404,527

About Michael Ford

Michael Ford read English and Classics at Oxford University, before a stint teaching English in Greece. He worked in children's non-fiction publishing for several years before becoming an editor of adult fiction in West London.show more

Review quote

'The strength of the book is the positive example of the main character, Lysander. He confronts his weaknesses, temptations and prejudices and triumphs through integrity and courage. His endurance is just what I want the boys in my class to emulate I have to agrees with my son's verdict that this is a gripping page turner. The scary bits are tense and well spaced through the novel' TES 'Packed with authoratitve detail and with a galloping plot, this is a tale about identity as much as it is war and daring' Big Issue 'A strong sense of place and sturdily created characters ensure that this trilogy remains a real page-turner from the first volume to the last' One80News 'Back to the violent land of Ancient Greece with this one, and you can almost taste the strong wine and smell the dust this is real Boy's Own adventure stuff - just the thing for a snowy night in front of the fire' South Wales Argusshow more

Rating details

204 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 44% (90)
4 34% (69)
3 17% (34)
2 4% (9)
1 1% (2)
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