The Falcon of Sparta

The Falcon of Sparta

In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. This is their story.When Cyrus, brother to the Great King of Persia, attempts to overthrow his reckless sibling, he employs a Greek mercenary army of 10,000 soldiers. When this army becomes stranded as a result of the unexpected death of Cyrus, and then witnesses the treacherous murder of its entire officer corps, In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. This is their story.When Cyrus, brother to the Great King of ...

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Title:The Falcon of Sparta
Author:Conn Iggulden
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B0788FG947
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Falcon of Sparta Reviews

  • Susan Johnson
    Feb 10, 2019

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

  • Linda
    Feb 11, 2019

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

  • Kate
    Apr 12, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

  • Jane
    Aug 30, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

  • Richard
    Sep 11, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

  • Fiona
    May 06, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

  • Robin Carter
    May 13, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

  • Margaret
    Sep 30, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

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    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

  • Annette
    Oct 15, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

  • Graham McGhie
    Jul 16, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...

    A disappointment Well written but not well crafted. Cyrus the soul of the story loses his war and life due to Greeks. There was no valor in the indiscipline that forced Cyrus to throw all on one throw of the dice and lose his all and yet the Greeks are made out to be heroes. And Cyr...

    ***4.5 stars*** An epic journey of an epic battle. WOW. The Falcon of Sparta is a truly inspiring read! Iggulden masterfully weaves fact and fiction, giving us an astounding retelling of Xenophon's The Persian Expedition. It is a story of rebellion, courage, survival and persever...

    I have read a few books by this author and I think this may be my favourite one?so far? Spartans, Greeks, Persians, battles, and power struggles? it has the lot, and more. I know the basics of this period in history, around 400BC and going into this book I knew I would come aw...

    Iggulden brings to life a marvellous true story of war and survival: A fascinating, informative and gripping historical novel which relates the story of Prince Cyrus the Younger, a Persian who went into battle against his brother, supported by an army which included around 15,000 Gree...

  • David Kenvyn
    Jul 07, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...

    A disappointment Well written but not well crafted. Cyrus the soul of the story loses his war and life due to Greeks. There was no valor in the indiscipline that forced Cyrus to throw all on one throw of the dice and lose his all and yet the Greeks are made out to be heroes. And Cyr...

    ***4.5 stars*** An epic journey of an epic battle. WOW. The Falcon of Sparta is a truly inspiring read! Iggulden masterfully weaves fact and fiction, giving us an astounding retelling of Xenophon's The Persian Expedition. It is a story of rebellion, courage, survival and persever...

    I have read a few books by this author and I think this may be my favourite one?so far? Spartans, Greeks, Persians, battles, and power struggles? it has the lot, and more. I know the basics of this period in history, around 400BC and going into this book I knew I would come aw...

    Iggulden brings to life a marvellous true story of war and survival: A fascinating, informative and gripping historical novel which relates the story of Prince Cyrus the Younger, a Persian who went into battle against his brother, supported by an army which included around 15,000 Gree...

    This stunning and amazing book by Conn Iggulden is about the exploits of the Athenian nobleman Xenophon, with also a very main part for Prince Cyrus, and important parts for Hephaestus, King Artaxerxes and not to forget the Spartans Clearchus and Chrisophus. At the beginning of the bo...

    Conn Iggulden is a reliable writer of historical novels. What you will get will be readable, pacy and exciting. That is certainly the case with Falcon of Sparta. This is the story of the Anabasis, the march of ten thousand Greek soldiers across the Persian Empire It was this march that...

  • Keith Currie
    Jun 06, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

  • M.J.
    Apr 26, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

  • Paul
    Aug 26, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

  • Breakaway Reviewers
    Jul 28, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

  • David Stringer
    Apr 28, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

  • Emma
    Apr 26, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

  • Adrienne
    Feb 14, 2019

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

  • Yvonne
    Jan 28, 2019

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...

    A disappointment Well written but not well crafted. Cyrus the soul of the story loses his war and life due to Greeks. There was no valor in the indiscipline that forced Cyrus to throw all on one throw of the dice and lose his all and yet the Greeks are made out to be heroes. And Cyr...

    ***4.5 stars*** An epic journey of an epic battle. WOW. The Falcon of Sparta is a truly inspiring read! Iggulden masterfully weaves fact and fiction, giving us an astounding retelling of Xenophon's The Persian Expedition. It is a story of rebellion, courage, survival and persever...

    I have read a few books by this author and I think this may be my favourite one?so far? Spartans, Greeks, Persians, battles, and power struggles? it has the lot, and more. I know the basics of this period in history, around 400BC and going into this book I knew I would come aw...

  • Wayne
    Sep 28, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

  • thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich)
    Dec 13, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...

    A disappointment Well written but not well crafted. Cyrus the soul of the story loses his war and life due to Greeks. There was no valor in the indiscipline that forced Cyrus to throw all on one throw of the dice and lose his all and yet the Greeks are made out to be heroes. And Cyr...

    ***4.5 stars*** An epic journey of an epic battle. WOW. The Falcon of Sparta is a truly inspiring read! Iggulden masterfully weaves fact and fiction, giving us an astounding retelling of Xenophon's The Persian Expedition. It is a story of rebellion, courage, survival and persever...

  • William
    Jun 18, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

  • Roy
    Jul 23, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

  • Sabahat Azim
    May 27, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...

    A disappointment Well written but not well crafted. Cyrus the soul of the story loses his war and life due to Greeks. There was no valor in the indiscipline that forced Cyrus to throw all on one throw of the dice and lose his all and yet the Greeks are made out to be heroes. And Cyr...

  • catherine rennie
    May 17, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

  • Al Burke
    Sep 16, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...

  • Jypsy
    Feb 01, 2019

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Emiliya Bozhilova
    Oct 11, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

  • Craig Hingston
    Jul 15, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

  • Clemens Schoonderwoert
    Jun 12, 2018

    The Persian Expedition is an outstanding adventure and by far one of my favourite ancient sources. It's an entirely readable chronicle of war and bravery, clashing princes and thrilling escape that's as stunning today as it has ever been. In this novel, Conn Iggulden follows Xenophon's...

    I don't yet have the words to describe how magnificent this new standalone novel by Conn Iggulden is. The March of the Ten Thousand is an extraordinary tale and Iggulden breathes life into every step of it - he had me hooked by the end of the very first page. This could well be the fin...

    5-stars Truly fabulous. I know very little about the ancient Greek and Persian conflicts, but they were quite astounding and bloody. This book is Iggulden's fine re-telling of Xenophon "The Persian Expedition". Iggulden notes: For the details I could not fit in here, I recommend...

    7/10 A tale in 3 parts based on a historical tale of a determined and stranded group of mercenaries trying to flea hostile lands after a rebellion goes south. I didn?t realise that it was based on truth and actually thought it was going to be a retelling of Thermopylae but this is...

    4.5 stars Another fascinating historical fiction novel by Conn Iggulden. He had me glued to my seat reading the Genghis series and this stand alone certainly did not disappoint. Let me state that I know next to nothing about the history of Persia and Greece so the opportunity to read...

    I was mesmerized from the outset by this loose construction of the Battle of Cunaxa and the journey to the Black Sea with Xenophon leading Greek mercenaries and baggage train. The Anabasis is still the best recounting of this, in Xenophon's own words. The story first covers the author'...

    A superbly written account of an amazing series of historical events. Starting with Prince Cyrus, brother to King Artaxerxes': rallying a force a soldier's to claim the throne of Persia from his brother. At his side Prince Cyrus has an elite army of Spartans. From the ashes of defeat, ...

    ?The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.? Conn Igguilden quotes EL Doctorow in his notes at the end of the book, saying it was his intention to do both in this fictional account of The Ten Thousand, a force of Greek and Persian m...

    Review: Falcon of Sparta the latest stand alone novel from Conn Iggulden, As ever with Conn Iggulden you get a blending of fact with immersive fiction, you gain insights and education. For me the 10,000 was always about Xenophon?s struggle to get his people home. As always Conn Ig...

    4 stars So i really only read this as it's about Spartans and while i love reading about them the upcoming AC game set in Ancient Greece made me pick this up. Im glad i did. It was a really good read. Its based on a true story which we know from a first hand account of this campa...

    I started reading Historical Fiction partly due to the great work of Conn Iggulden many moons ago. His emperor series I loved and ignited my interest in the genre and that time in history, as I did his Conqueror series, but as I've commented before...the genre is saturated now. Swamped...

    A historical ficiton exploration of the persian expedition. The first 2/3 deals with the brothers squabbles. Of the two we really begin to form a connection with Cyrus. A major twist occurs ( if you know your history you know which twist) and then we begin a shorter part with Xenophon ...

    The style of writing is drawn out and that?s not a style of writing I like to read. Therefore, I?m not the right reviewer for this book. ...

    I recommend the book. Readers, it may be a slow start, but once you get into it is such good reading. I had to research other sources to understand the timeline of the actions taking place in the book. I was spellbound when Xenophon started leading the Greeks back home from Persia. The...

    Another exciting and very readable historical work from Iggulden. This had a feel of the Conqueror series which I thought were the suprior of his three series to date. Plenty of well written battles while still drawing you into the characters. Interesting look at the Persian empire, P...

    The Falcon of Sparta is a good read for the right reader. Unfortunately, I couldn't connect with this story. I skimmed through a lot of it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    ???? ?? ? ???? ?????? ???????. ???????????? ? ????, ???? ??????. ???? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????????? ? ????????????, ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?...

    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...

    ?In the army was a certain Athenian, called Xenophon?? Loosely, very loosely, based on the Anabasis of Xenophon written in the Fourth Century BC, this is an entertaining modern retelling of the march of the Greek mercenary army hired by the Persian prince Cyrus to help him ove...

    Disappointed Conn Iggulden is one of my favourite authors. However, I found it really difficult to engage with this book. Not the author's usual standard , it felt like his heart wasn't in it. ...

    The Game of Thrones in the ancient Persian Empire A young soldier far from his home, Athens battled against the king of kings, Artaxerxes of the Persian Empire. Xenophon led the survivors from Greece and Sparta against the legendary Persian army in 401 BC. At the beginning of his yo...

    The Falcon of Sparta starts with a bang, and maintains a fairly even consistency throughout, until, at about 70-80% it actually sizzles away into repetitiveness and a really disappointing ending. Until that point, I was happy to report that this was my favourite book by the author that...

    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...

    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...

    A disappointment Well written but not well crafted. Cyrus the soul of the story loses his war and life due to Greeks. There was no valor in the indiscipline that forced Cyrus to throw all on one throw of the dice and lose his all and yet the Greeks are made out to be heroes. And Cyr...

    ***4.5 stars*** An epic journey of an epic battle. WOW. The Falcon of Sparta is a truly inspiring read! Iggulden masterfully weaves fact and fiction, giving us an astounding retelling of Xenophon's The Persian Expedition. It is a story of rebellion, courage, survival and persever...

    I have read a few books by this author and I think this may be my favourite one?so far? Spartans, Greeks, Persians, battles, and power struggles? it has the lot, and more. I know the basics of this period in history, around 400BC and going into this book I knew I would come aw...

    Iggulden brings to life a marvellous true story of war and survival: A fascinating, informative and gripping historical novel which relates the story of Prince Cyrus the Younger, a Persian who went into battle against his brother, supported by an army which included around 15,000 Gree...

    This stunning and amazing book by Conn Iggulden is about the exploits of the Athenian nobleman Xenophon, with also a very main part for Prince Cyrus, and important parts for Hephaestus, King Artaxerxes and not to forget the Spartans Clearchus and Chrisophus. At the beginning of the bo...