By Steven Pressfield
The writer of the foreign bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War promises his so much gripping and ingenious novel of the traditional world–a beautiful epic of affection and conflict that breathes lifestyles into the grand delusion of the ferocious lady warrior tradition of the Amazons.
Steven Pressfield has won a passionate all over the world following for his significant novels of old Greece, Gates of Fire and Tides of War. In Last of the Amazons, Pressfield has exceeded himself, re-creating a vanished international in a super novel that might pride his unswerving readers and convey legions extra to his singular and robust 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 woman warriors whom the Greeks known as “Amazons.” The Amazons, sure to one another as fanatics in addition to opponents, distrusted the Greeks, with their conceited speak of “civilization.” So while the nice battle queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the amazing Amazon kingdom rose up in rage.
Last of the Amazons isn't really purely a masterful story of struggle and revenge. Pressfield has created a solid of terribly bright characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose quit 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 woman from a noble family members who was once nursed by means of Selene from delivery and secretly taught the Amazon method; to the nice Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed tal Kyrte for the affection of Theseus.
With incredible immediacy and striking awareness to army element, Pressfield transports readers into the warmth and terror of conflict. both remarkable is his production of the Amazon country, 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 lady.
From the Hardcover edition.