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The New Achilles by Christian Cameron

The New Achilles

Christian Cameron

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Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 18 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781409176565

From 'one of the finest historical fiction writers in the world' (Ben Kane) comes a brand new series about the last great hero of ancient Greece.

5 stars out of 5
Antonia Senior
2 Apr 2019


In 228BC Alexanor flees his family home in Rhodes and his past as a soldier to become a priest at the Temple of Asklepios in Epidauros. Greece is a battleground in which the great powers of Macedon, Rome and Egypt wage proxy wars. A wounded soldier is brought to the temple and Alexanor tends him back to health. The young man is Philopoemen, who will rise to be a leader of the Achaean League, the confederation of Greek city states. Philopoemen is a real figure from history, dubbed the “Last of the Greeks” by an anonymous Roman. His peers call him the new Achilles. Alexanor finds his fate entwined with the young warrior. The fighter and the healer face a series of battles and politics to keep the Achaean League alive. There are few writers since Mary Renault who are better than Cameron at conjuring up a vision of ancient Greece. Superb.