"I read the trilogy. I smile when I think of these books. Gemmell blew me away. I've begun reading all his books. ItÂs how I want to write. He puts a new twist on the Troy story; he makes it better in my opinion. This should have been the movie Troy, not the one with Brad Pitt. If they'd picked this trilogy and done well, the movies wouldÂve been as compelling as the Lord of the Rings trilogy."
"300 spartans (perhaps the greatest warriors in history), a few others, faced the Persian horde, vastly outnumbered in a tiny pass called Thermopylae. One of the greatest and most heroic deeds in history. Pressfield does a wonderful job here and I wished with all my heart this would have been the movie 300 instead of the graphic novel my Miller."
"Xenophon's Ten Thousand fighting their way back to Greece after betryal in a distant land. This is not the stuff of legend, this IS what legends hope to be. The eternal spirit of courage in the face of impossible odds. A soldier's love for a mysterious and dangerous woman. Heart wrenching and beautiful. High adventure. Blew me away."
"Julian was a sheltered scholar and pacifist living in peace. An historic rise to power exposed his ruthless nature. His fall became a mystery for the ages. The story is told in the first person by his physician, who played a pivotal role in the final chapter of Julian's life."
"The first book I read by Iggulden and the first fictional book I read about Julius Caesar, the most famous of roman emperors. Great adventure and fun. He changes things around a bit in Caesar's life, so it's not 100% accurate. Lots of good stuff here."
"Mithridates the Great gave Rome fits. This is a first person account told by one of his sons. The man was ferocious and brilliant and the last king of Pontus, the area south of the Black Sea. He fought the romans for over forty years! A military genius who embarrassed them many times."
"Yet another threat to Rome. Attila's goal was to end the roman empire. He went straight the heart. General Flavius Aetius is called to face the horde. Attila was his childhood friend. Battles and drama ensue."