Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read.
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The Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden
Expected publication: August 6th 2020
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PRE-ORDER THE LATEST ANCIENT EPIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF EMPEROR AND WAR OF THE ROSES

490 B.C.

Two great empires are about to go to war . . .


The momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems will last for twenty-seven years (431 to 404 BC).

It will end in the fall of a dynasty.

Filled with cunning political scheming and astonishing military prowess, invasions and treacheries, plagues and slaughters, passion and power, Conn Iggulden brings to life one of the most thrilling chapters of the ancient world.

PRAISE FOR CONN IGGULDEN

'The pace is nail-biting and the set-dressing magnificent' Times

'Pacy . . . and packed with action' Sunday Times

'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express

'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror

I've only read one Iggulden book (The Falcon of Sparta) and that was last year in September but if all of his books are as good as that one was then I want to read all of them. So I'm really looking forward to his upcoming new novel. There are so little historical fiction authors that I know of that actually write books set in the ancient world so I'm taking any book I can get!

18 comments:

  1. This sounds EPIC! I gopew you enjoy it when you read it!

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  2. Love the sounds of this one! My daughter just had the section of Athen and Spartans for history. So fascinating!

    My CWW

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  3. I haven't heard of this author before-- I definitely will be recommending them when I begin teaching history!

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  4. Packed with action!! This sounds like it was written just for you, Stephanie! I hope that you love it. :)

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  5. This does sound perfect for you, I know how much you love ancient history😁 Enjoy!

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  6. Hmmm...I never heard of this book before. Sounds awesome! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  7. This one sounds really good, although I've not read this author before, I've heard of them!


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  8. Barb(Boxermommyreads)May 6, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    I don't know that I'd pick this one up but it does sound intriguing. Hope you love it Stephanie!

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  9. Oo I hope you enjoy Stephanie!

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  10. This sounds an interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Jessica @ a GREAT readMay 6, 2020 at 9:51 PM

    Ooh nice! That's a new to me one! I hope you will thoroughly enjoy it once you get to read it!


    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  12. This sounds very interesting! Hope you enjoy it!
    Here's my WOW

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  13. Awesome setting! Hope you love this one!

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  14. I love historical fiction set in this time period! This sounds really good!

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  15. This sounds like it would be a thrilling movie.

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  16. This is such an intriguing time period. I hope you'll enjoy this book as much as the other one by this author you've read!

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  17. You're right about there not being a lot of historical fiction set around this time period, at least not that I am aware of. It is an interesting time and this sounds like it will be good. I hope you love it when you read it!

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  18. Haven't heard of this one, but I hope you enjoy - and many thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland. :)

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