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Sword of Marathon (English Edition) di [England, Jack]
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Luke, a Gothic prince of Angland and a shaman's pupil, sets out to prove himself worthy of kingship by finding traders for his people's amber jewels. His journey leads him south through treacherous waters and murderous barbarians. With younger brother Hal at his side, and trust in his sword, Luke finds a new and unexpected destiny.

In Greece, Luke finds manhood too, with the voluptuous and beautiful Agariste. She reveals a rotten secret at the heart of Athens, which draws the brothers into a vicious war against the Persian Empire. King Darius the Great, with his vast navy fleets and army legions, is bent on destroying the Ionian city of Eretria, and then Athens, with its fledgling democracy and its persistent refusal to bow to tyranny.

As leader of the toughest seafaring mercenaries in Greece, Luke gathers vital intelligence for the General of Athens and rescues the future mother of Herodotus, the world's first historian. Luke's quest also reveals Misia, an alluring young Carian princess, who betrays him, yet captures his heart.

Confronted with superior military force on the plain of Marathon, Luke, Hal, and the Greeks engage the Persian army in bloody combat, in one of the most important and epic battles of all time. Its outcome will decide the future of the entire world for decades and millennia to come.

L'autore

Jack England lives in Henley-on-Thames, in England, and has a keen interest in classical history; mythology and its relationship to language; and the world of Aristotelian economics and its later logical descendants. This book is the first in a series of novels exploring the complex relationship between ancient Greece and Persia, as told through the adventurous lives of Luke and Hal, the Gothic princes of Angland. You can follow his activities at: http://JackEngland.WordPress.com

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 1850 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 282
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B008ZQ8WC4
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Amazon.com: 4.6 su 5 stelle 9 recensioni
2 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle An Ancient Athenian Escape 16 ottobre 2012
Di Doug - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Life is a journey and the joy of reading fiction is to be transformed into a journey more interesting and exciting than the one we trudge through day-by-day, paycheck-to-paycheck. For those readers who like their heroes hard-bodied with conquests bloody in battle and insatiable in the boudoir, Jack England's first novel Sword of Marathon will both sate your appetite, and whet it for more.

Mr. England says there are two more instalments coming and why not. His heroes, Luke and Hal, are young and robust. Their swords and battle skills sharp. The younger Hal is the best bowman in the land. Meanwhile the older Luke is the epitome of the master swordsman. No challenger's head or bowels is safe against him in battle, while at the same time he has every damsel from Athens to Halicarnassus wanting to jump his bones.

Alas, he's shy and inexperienced, but fear not dear reader, Luke hooks up with the ultra-experienced Agariste who uncovers his natural talents. By the time our young hero falls for Misia, a young Carian princess, he is, shall we say, battle-tested.

There is no ambiguity as to who are the good guys and who are the bad in this tale of ancient Athenians and Persians. Although when the convoy of ships is attacked by the man-eaters, well, its hard to know who to root for. Even our hero falls in love at first sight with an attacker of "intoxicating primal beauty" who intends "to cleave Luke's head in two..."

The author's classical liberal point of view provides a refreshing ethos over the story. The brothers are seeking traders for their amber. The money is as sturdy and reliable as our heroes and the author deftly introduces some Hoppian critiques of democracy along the way.

However, those looking for Rand-like pages-long ideological rants will be disappointed. Mr. England keeps the political preaching to a bare minimum while the swashbuckling and lust is constantly amped up, nicely softened by the author's dry English wit sprinkled throughout the dialog.

Sword of Marathon is a page-turner that will get your pulse racing and your mind wandering. The perfect escape from life's drudgeries.
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5.0 su 5 stelle This should be a movie! 18 settembre 2012
Di Michael Mckay - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Copertina flessibile Acquisto verificato
Damn you Jack England!

A good friend of mine told me about your book, having just devoured it - so he said.

Well, your book devoured me instead. I always love a great adventure story but your book is so much more: it immersed me into Ancient Europe, Greece and Persia. I found it fascinating how dappled throughout it are historical tidbits of all sorts, like how the Banks and Bankers back then were really the Temples and Trusted Priests. Fascinating, and tidbits like this only deepened the hook in me.

The way England writes is like a river that is ever increasing in speed, strength and cross currents until I, the swimmer, am trapped and I start missing sleep, being late for appointments and otherwise keep people (that I shouldn't) waiting while I am entranced in this book.

And then, at the end you, Mr. E, set it up so that now I cannot wait for your next book - or to see this on the big screen!

Damn You Jack England!
5.0 su 5 stelle An absolute great read! 5 gennaio 2013
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Being a student of European history I found this work by Jack England fascinating. It reads so well and the reader would find it hard to put it down once it gets started. A well written story can unfold in the mind like a Hollywood movie as this one certainly does.
The story blends very well with actual historical events and the reader has to remind themselves that the characters and events are only part of a story from Jack England's mind. I kept thinking of the book in the sense of Conan the Barbarian meets 300. Gerard Butler would be a good cast choice when the movie release comes out.
A really great read for those who like a good saga.
3 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Fun read 12 settembre 2012
Di Roman - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Copertina flessibile Acquisto verificato
This book was a lot of fun. It's a tour through ancient history. What little I remember from school treated every ancient culture as separate from all the others.

Sword of marathon has them all mixing and interacting and commenting on one another.

It's a little violent for my delicate demeanor.
4.0 su 5 stelle History Retold 19 febbraio 2014
Di Carol S Meade - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
Reading historical novels has given me a greater knowledge of history than the history courses that I took in highscool and in college.
I appreciate any author who explains what is fact and what is fiction in the particular novel, but I wish that information was in a "preface" rather than "author's notes" at the end of the novel.
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