Protector by Conn Iggulden
'Brings war in the ancient world to vivid life...I'm blown away' - Anthony Riches. From the nation's finest historical novelist comes the second instalment in the Athenian series
Themistocles stands as an archon of Athens- the might of the city is his to command. Yet he is no nobleman, distrusted by many for his modest birthright.
But those who stand against him cannot argue with two things- his victories as a warrior and the vast Persian force heading their way.
And so Themistocles must fight. To survive the game of politics, to make his name, he must prove himself again and again in battle.
His enemies are legion, his allies do not trust him and the Persians would corrupt him - but history belongs to the courageous . . .