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Tyrant by Christian Cameron
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it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction

This review is from: Tyrant: Storm of Arrows (Tyrant 2)
Kineas, the Athenian cavalry commander, has come a long way since being dismissed from the army of Alexander and vengefully exiled by his own city. Together, his mercenary force and their Scythian allies have defeated a mighty Macedonian army at the Ford of the River God, and his adopted city of Olbia is now free once more. But his destiny will not allow him to enjoy the fruits of victory for long. Far to the east, at the farthest edge of the Sea of Grass, Alexander is threatening to crush the Scythian hordes once and for all. The Lady Srayanka of the Cruel Hands, the Scythian warrior-princess who spurned a king's love to be at Kineas's side, is pledged to take her tribe east to help stop 'the monster' -and Kineas knows he has no choice but to follow, even if it means embracing the violent death in battle that he has seen prefigured in countless dreams. But long before he can confront the might of Alexander's army alongside his beloved Srayanka, he must undertake an epic journey, of breathtaking daring, taking an army through hundreds of miles of hostile terrain - towards his own appointment with fate.

I defy anyone to read this book and not be moved by the characters contained in its pages, book 2 fills out so much of the missing background of the supporting cast, but also brings us closer to the main characters of Kineas and Srayanka, the descriptions of the sea of grass at times are almost poetic, so much so that this is not just an epic journey for Kineas, but also for the reader. this book is not to be missed.


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May 7, 2012 – Shelved
May 7, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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