Last of the Amazons

Last of the Amazons

Paperback (14 Jul 2003) | English

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Synopsis

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'Brutal, bloody and thoroughly gripping - Pressield has an amazing grasp of the savage mind, and the precarious nature of civilization' Diana Gabaldon
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In or around 1250 BC, so Plutarch tells us, Theseus, king of Athens and slayer of the Minotaur, set sail on a journey that brought him to the land of 'tal Kyrte', the 'Free People', a nation of fiercely proud and passionate warrior women whom the Greeks called 'Amazons'.

Bound to each other as lovers as well as fighters and owing allegiance to no man, the Amazons distrusted the Greeks with their boastful talk of cities and civilization. And when their illustrious war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled to Athens with the king and his followers, so denying her people, the Amazon tribes were outraged.

Seeking revenge, they raised a vast army and marched on Athens. History tells us they could not win, but for a brief and glorious moment the Amazons held the Attic world in thrall before vanishing into the immortal realms of myth and legend.
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A dazzling and profoundly moving tale of love and war, honour and revenge, here the ancient world is brought to brilliant life as we are told the extraordinary, inspiring yet near-forgotten story of the last of the Amazons...

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Book information

ISBN: 9780553813869
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Bantam Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 514
Weight: 276g
Height: 178mm
Width: 107mm
Spine width: 33mm