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The New Achilles

Christian Cameron

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BCE to c 500 CE, Historical fiction

Greece, 3rd century BC. The struggle between Macedon and Rome threatens to tear Greece apart. Only one man might be able to hold it together . . .

Meet the greatest Greek general you've never heard of: Philopoemen. In his day, a leader as skilled and as dangerous as Hannibal: a ferocious fighter, a superb general, and credited as the inventor of modern 'special operations'. More importantly, he was a brilliant political leader.

He commanded Greek forces at the turn of the third century BC, when mighty Rome, fresh from the destruction of Carthage, and Imperial Macedon, the greatest power of the day, chose Greece as their battlefield. In a world of rival empires, slave-taking cartels, piracy, terrorism and failed states, will Philopoemen be able to hold anything together?

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Praise for The New Achilles

  • One of the finest historical fiction writers in the world

  • Cameron's ability to conjure up what Homer called 'the battle haze' might make the ancient bard proud - Globe and Mail on Tyrant: Funeral Games

  • [A] great page-turner - Ancient Warfare on Marathon

  • The battles . . . are described with enormous verve and power. The ruthless intrigue and politicking that dominate his court are also brilliantly evoked. And, as fate and his own insatiable desire for conquest and glory drive Alexander towards death in Babylon at the age of 32, a genuine sense of an extraordinary personality emerges - Sunday Times on Alexander: God of War

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Christian Cameron

Christian Cameron is a writer and military historian. He participates in re-enacting and experimental archaeology, teaches armoured fighting and historical swordsmanship, and takes his vacations with his family visiting battlefields, castles and cathedrals. He lives in Toronto and is busy writing his next novel.

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