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Ruler. Puppet Master. Killer.

Glory. Death. Well-born Athenian cavalry officer Kineas fought shoulder to shoulder with Alexander in his epic battles against the Persian hordes. But on his return from the east to his native city, he finds not glory but shame - and exile.

With nothing to his name but his military skills, Kineas agrees to lead a band of veterans to the city of Olbia, where the Tyrant is offering good money to train the city's elite cavalry. But soon Kineas and his men find they have stumbled into a deadly maze of intrigue and conspiracy as the Tyrant plots to use them as pawns in the increasingly complex power games between his own citizens and the dread military might of Macedon.

Caught between his duty to the Tyrant, his loyalty to his men and a forbidden love affair with a charismatic Scythian noblewoman, Kineas must call on all his Athenian guile, his flair on the battlefield and even - he is convinced - the intervention of the gods to survive.

©2020 Christian Cameron (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Roderick
  • 27-01-2021

Great story

Loved the story and the characters. The narrator missed some dramatic opportunities at key points of the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-11-2020

Meh

Not nearly as good as "Killer Of Men."
The accents became quite annoying after awhile.

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  • Daniel
  • 21-09-2020

It’s a Fact! Cameron is the Best!

I love Cornwell, Archer and Woulk! But? Cameron just develops better and uses modern day language to describe history. I’ve listened to every book from above authors mentioned but somehow? Cameron pulls me into the moment of experience.

At first, I think it’s a bit cheesy and Cameron does open his books a bit weak. However? It just always gets better! He gets stronger after chapter 2-3. It’s amazing! I’ve listened to every book he’s written on Audible; no regrets!

I can’t believe his books are so cheap on Audible! Far better then most! I almost feel guilty spending a credit on a $16.95 book.

Well worth it!

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  • Jeff Wiser
  • 05-05-2021

weak

for a book on war it has very little action. I found it very lacking in detail about the combat.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-2021

Becoming my historical go to guy.

Christian Cameron has done this to me twice now, I bought this because I assumed it was a story about a guy in Alexander's army. I was only half right. Of course, I got a bit upset when that didn't happen, but I kept going and it ended up being exactly what I wanted and I didn't even know it. Great story.

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  • Daniel Kelly
  • 29-05-2021

another strike

once again, impeccably written by Christian and read by Peter. Peter was a completely different speaker this time round showing an incredible range. the only thing I could take away from it is my own fault, Greek names being similar I occasionally mixed up the names kineas and nikeas since it's just the swap of the n & k, but like I said, my own stupidity 🤣 highly recommend

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  • R. W
  • 04-02-2021

Great listen

Took me a while to get into the book, but I think that was because of the book I’d just finished.
Thoroughly enjoyed it, will definitely read the second book in the series.

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  • Dominick Flynn
  • 12-09-2020

Dominick

Excellent looking forward to the series the performance was outstanding the story very good I hope the series will be as good as the killer of men thank you

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