The Blurb –
Alexanor is a man who has seen too much blood. He has left the sword behind him to become a healer in the greatest sanctuary in Greece, turning his back on war.
But war has followed him to his refuge at Epidauros, and now a battle to end the freedom of Greece is all around him. The Mediterranean superpowers of Rome, Egypt and Macedon are waging their proxy wars on Hellenic soil, turning Greek farmers into slaves and mercenaries.
When wounded soldier Philopoemen is carried into his temple, Alexanor believes the man’s wounds are mortal but that he is not destined to die. Because he knows Philopoemen will become Greece’s champion. Its last hero. The new Achilles.
In Christian Cameron’s latest historical novel the old orders of the world begin to fall apart as Rome rises to supremacy – and Greece struggles to survive.
Today is my stop on the The New Achilles blog tour. Many thanks to Tracy Fenton for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – What a fantastic book. You can tell that the author is an expert on the subject as his knowledge is weaved through the story. His writing really conjures up the period and it is easy to picture the characters and situations.
I found it really immersive, and really liked that the main character Alexanor was a man of peace.
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