Sons of Zeus
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2013
Duration: 14 hours 11 minutes
A young fighter must save his city from a genocidal invasion in this debut that calls to mind the historical adventures of Steven Pressfield and Conn Iggulden
Sons of Zeus launches an epic series set in 432 BC during the "Pearl Harbor" of the Ancient World—the treacherous sneak attack that started the bloody war between the democracy of Athens and the tyranny of Sparta. Between these superpowers sits the independent city-state of Plataea where the young Nikias dreams of glory in the Olympic games as he studies “the pankration”—the no-holds-barred ultimate fighting of the era.
An act of violence in defense of his beloved threatens to send Nikias into exile. But before his trial can take place a traitor opens the city gates to a surprise attack force and the citizens are trapped inside their own fortress. As Nikias seeks to discover the identity of the man who betrayed the city, he makes a daring escape, gathers an army and leads this ragtag band into a suicidal battle at the gates of the citadel—a battle that will decide the fates of his family, his friends, and the girl he loves.
A richly detailed action-adventure, Sons of Zeus marks the start of a thrilling new series.