Abhi Yerra's Reviews > Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
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It was a great fictionalized account of the Battle of Thermopylae but
I have to say that the last 100-150 pages could definitely have been
shortened. Though the first part was engaging and I loved it the last
third dragged on a bit.

The story is of Xeo a Greek whose polis was attacked and destroyed and
him going to Sparta to become a servant there. In the process we learn
about what Sparta was like in terms of their men, women, children and
the politics.
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Reading Progress

July 2, 2015 –
38.0% (Hardcover Edition)
Started Reading
September 13, 2015 – Finished Reading
September 14, 2015 – Shelved

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