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

  • Петър Стойков
    Mar 04, 2019
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  • Susan Johnson
    Feb 10, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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...
  • happy
    Feb 20, 2019
    Conn Iggulden is one of my favorite authors of Historical Fiction. With the novel, he breaks new ground. He tells the story of approximately 10,000 Greek Mercenaries and their camp followers who get caught up in a Persian Civil War. Set in the time between the Persian defeats at Marath...
  • Margaret
    Sep 30, 2018
    Did not finish. Got bored before the end of chapter two. ...
  • Shannon
    Mar 24, 2019
    I don't know what it is about this book that I didn't like, but I simply was not engaged. I didn't care about the characters, I didn't care what happened in the end. All I wanted to l was to finish and start a new book. This is my first book by this author and I know I'll read at least...
  • Annette
    Oct 15, 2018
    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. ...
  • Lindsey
    Feb 25, 2019
    As with his fantastic Conqueror series, Iggulden takes an ancient civilization (Persia) and makes its culture and people come alive. I got so invested in Cyrus and his band of Spartans that I was really hoping the outcome could be different. It was amazing what the Spartans and the res...
  • Keith Currie
    Jun 06, 2018
    ?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 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
    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 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
    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
    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, ...
  • Wayne
    Sep 28, 2018
    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...
  • William
    Jun 18, 2018
    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
    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 ...
  • Herman
    Apr 13, 2019
    Spartans to the front! Shields up! Step Step thrust, Step Step thrust, and in this manner we walk from the outer reaches of the Persian empire towards the capital then back north towards Greece fighting all the way. As a story it's similar to The Last Panzer" by Wolfgang Faust although...
  • Sabahat Azim
    May 27, 2018
    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
    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
    Wow, another cracker from Conn Iggulden. Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/09/... ...
  • Jypsy
    Feb 01, 2019
    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
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  • Craig Hingston
    Jul 15, 2018
    Love historical fiction and anything to do with Sparta! So good, I read it in one day! ...