By Steven Pressfield
The writer of the overseas bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War promises his so much gripping and ingenious novel of the traditional world–a lovely epic of affection and struggle that breathes existence into the grand fable of the ferocious woman warrior tradition of the Amazons.
Steven Pressfield has won a passionate around the globe following for his fabulous novels of historic Greece, Gates of Fire and Tides of War. In Last of the Amazons, Pressfield has exceeded himself, re-creating a vanished global in an excellent novel that may pride his dependable readers and produce legions extra to his singular and strong recovery of the prior.
In the time earlier than Homer, the mythical Theseus, King of Athens (an real ancient figure), set sail on a trip that introduced him into the land of tal Kyrte, the “free people,” a kingdom of proud lady warriors whom the Greeks referred to as “Amazons.” The Amazons, certain to one another as enthusiasts in addition to warring parties, distrusted the Greeks, with their conceited speak of “civilization.” So whilst the nice struggle queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the powerful Amazon kingdom rose up in rage.
Last of the Amazons isn't only a masterful story of warfare and revenge. Pressfield has created a solid of terribly brilliant characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose give up to the Greeks does not anything to tame her; to her lover, Damon, an Athenian warrior who grows to cherish the wild Amazon methods; to the narrator, Bones, a tender lady from a noble kin who used to be nursed by way of Selene from delivery and secretly taught the Amazon manner; to the nice Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed tal Kyrte for the affection of Theseus.
With magnificent immediacy and outstanding recognition to army element, Pressfield transports readers into the warmth and terror of conflict. both outstanding is his production of the Amazon state, its humans, its rituals and myths, its greatness and savagery. Last of the Amazons is exciting on each web page, an epic story of the conflict among wildness and civilization, patriotism and love, guy and girl.
From the Hardcover edition.