Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Falcon of Sparta 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. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden
Expected publication: May 3rd 2018 

Conn Iggulden, the bestselling author of the Emperor, Conqueror and The Wars of the Roses series' returns to the Ancient World with a ferociously bloody epic . . .

In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others.

401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India.

As many as fifty million people are his subjects.

His rule is absolute.

Though the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones . . .

Yet battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy's empire, without support, without food and without water.

Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes' legendary Persian warriors.

Based on one of history's most epic stories of adventure The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity, heroism, and savage bloodshed that was the Ancient World.

I've been obsessed with all things about Sparta lately so this book is just calling out to me. Especially since it also involves the Persian king Artaxerxes (who is the son of Xerxes I. He was a major player at Battle of Thermopylae.) I can't wait to read about Sparta vs Persia. 


  1. Woot, this one sounds really interesting! I already have Iggulden's the Conqueror series on my list, gotta add this one as well now ;) Hope you really enjoy it when you get the chance to read it, Stephanie :D

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW!

    1. Me too. I desprately need more ancient historical fiction to read!

  2. It sure sounds like it will be one epic battle between Spart and Persia! Great find!

  3. Spartans never do anything half-way do they! Mind you, all I know of SPartans is 300 LOL!

    1. The movie isn't very accurate but I think that's obvious. Still a good one, though! :D

  4. Great pick! I have never read anything by this author but his books have caught my eye a couple of times! I hope you'll enjoy this one, Stephanie! Have a wonderful week!

  5. Sounds intense. Hope you love it.

  6. This sounds like a great book, and it's my first time hearing about it. Awesome pick :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  7. Hmm, sounds interesting. Not really my type of book but it looks interesting. Enjoy!

    Here's our WOW

  8. This one sounds perfect for you! I can see this book as an epic movie as I read the synopsis. I hope that you love it. :)

  9. Sounds like you'll love this one and I hope you do!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  10. Oooh! I need to read more books about Sparta too! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  11. I really don't know much about Sparta at all xD I need to educate myself!


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