Shadow of the Lion

Shadow of the Lion : The Fields of Hades

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It is a time of Civil War! When Alexander the Great, King of Macedon and Conqueror of Asia, dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances at the age of 33, 'The Successors, (Alexander's Generals) contest who will emerge to rule the vast expanse of Alexander's Empire. The Royal Women also vie for control as Alexander's 18 year old niece, Adeia-Eurydiike, leads her faction against Olympias, Alexander's mother, while his widow, Roxana, does everything in her power to protect her only son - and true heir to the throne, Alexander IV, known by his Persian name, Iskander. As the after-shocks of Alexander's death bring disorder to his Empire from Macedon to Persia, a deadly power struggle is waged over who will dominate to rule. Extensively researched in Greece with the support of Classical scholars, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Society of Macedonian Studies (Thessaloniki), the Finnish Institute in Athens, the Norwegian Institute of Athens and with research undertaken in the Gennadius Library and the British Library, all will battle in the 'Shadow of the Lion' as the second volume of this magisterial work by W.Ruth Kozak, SHADOW OF THE LION: THE FIELDS OF HADES, concludes the epic drama of Alexander's dynasty, and how blind ambition and greed brought down a world power. It is also a story that happens to be true. Now you can be a part of this epic History filled with immortal heroes, infamous villains and strong, powerful women. Buy your copy of this second novel by W. Ruth Kozak - which is already being hailed as a classic work of its genre by best-selling authors such as Scott Oden and Steven Pressfield - NOW! This novel also feature an introduction by Scott Oden; author of the acclaimed historical novels 'Men of Bronze', 'Memnon' and 'The Lion of Cairo'.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 670 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 37mm | 785g
  • Mediaaria CDM Ltd
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0992715547
  • 9780992715540
  • 343,926

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..".The tale of young Iskander comes to a close in the volume you hold in your hands, The Fields of Hades. It is a story that has taken centuries to unfold and decades to percolate in the mind of one of the most generous and gifted writers it's been my pleasure to know. This book, and its author, stands apart from the long shadows of its literary forebears, and in its pages one can almost see the purple mantle passing hands..." - SCOTT ODEN, Best-selling Author, From Introduction to 'SHADOW OF THE LION: THE FIELDS OF HADES'.show more