By Steven Pressfield
The writer of the foreign bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War can provide his so much gripping and resourceful novel of the traditional world–a attractive epic of affection and struggle that breathes existence into the grand fable of the ferocious lady warrior tradition of the Amazons.
Steven Pressfield has won a passionate world wide following for his exceptional novels of historic Greece, Gates of Fire and Tides of War. In Last of the Amazons, Pressfield has passed himself, re-creating a vanished international in a super novel that may satisfaction his dependable readers and convey legions extra to his singular and strong recovery of the earlier.
In the time prior to Homer, the mythical Theseus, King of Athens (an genuine historic 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 referred to as “Amazons.” The Amazons, sure to one another as enthusiasts in addition to combatants, distrusted the Greeks, with their conceited speak of “civilization.” So while the nice warfare queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the potent Amazon state rose up in rage.
Last of the Amazons isn't basically a masterful story of warfare and revenge. Pressfield has created a solid of terribly shiny characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose give up 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 lady from a noble relatives who used to be nursed by means of Selene from beginning and secretly taught the Amazon method; to the good Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed tal Kyrte for the affection of Theseus.
With marvelous immediacy and amazing recognition to army element, Pressfield transports readers into the warmth and terror of struggle. both notable is his production of the Amazon state, 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.