Non-fiction thriller about the infamous Ancient War
Barry S. Strauss is Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University and an expert in Military History. He is the author of nine books, frequently contributes to Washington Post, L.A. Times, and Newsday and is often interviewed by the BBC. He holds Cornell's Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.
Imaginative, sympathetic and plausible -- Bettany Hughes
An exciting tale written in a lively style that brings Homer's heroes and the world in which they lived to vibrant and colourful life -- Donald Kagan
Strauss's brilliant interweaving of the mythic and the modern archaeological records makes for exhilarating [...] reading * The Scotsman *
Consumed in one of those burning-the-midnight-oil situations... I really enjoyed it -- Michael Wood
A military epic of the first order, weaving together fact and fiction in a beguiling tapestry of blood, guts, gore - and terrible feminine beauty -- Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek History, Cambridge University