GREECE 3RD CENTURY BC
The struggle between Macedon and Rome threatens to tear Greece apart. Only one man might be able to hold it together…………..
Meet the greatest Greek general you’ve never heard of: Philopoemen. In his day, a leader as skilled and as dangerous as Hannibal: a ferocious fighter, a superb general, and credited as the inventor of modern ‘special operations’. More importantly, he was a brilliant political leader.
He commanded Greek forces at the turn of the third century BC, when mighty Rome, fresh from the destruction of Carthage, and Imperial Macedon, the greatest power of the day, chose Greece as their battlefield. In a world of rival empires, slave-taking cartels, piracy, terrorism and failed states, will Philopoemen be able to hold anything together?
I love a good historical fiction story and I love Greek mythology and their history too so this one was always going to tick a good few boxes for me.
I loved the cover when I saw it, it is very striking and wanted me to jump straight in and get on with the book!
I thought that the plot was well developed and I loved getting to know the different characters, especially Philopoemen, he was a fascinating character and certainly someone that intrigued me and made me want to read on and find out more.
I thought that the author’s writing style was spot on for the book and it had a really nice flow to the story too. There is quite a bit going on in the book but the amount of detail was perfect and I didn’t feel as though I was being bogged down in unnecessary details that detracted from the main plot like – it is four stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed it!