Book III in the Leonidas trilogy: A Heroic King
The Eurypontid king Demaratus is accused of being a usurper, while the Agiad king Cleomenes is going dangerously mad. More and more Spartans turn to Leonidas for leadership. But Leonidas is the younger of twins, and his brother Brotus has no intention of letting Leonidas lay claim to the Agiad throne.
The murder of a Persian ambassador sets in train the inevitable conflict between Sparta and Persia that will take Leonidas to Thermopylae -- and into history.
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Leonidas: The Hero of Thermopylae
In 480 BC he would defy an army half a million strong.
But who was Leonidas?
"I have been an avid reader of historical fiction for fifty years, and I have never encountered a work as exciting, fascinating, satisfying and well-researched as Helena Schrader’s trilogy about Leonidas of Sparta." Robin E. Levin
"Truly one of the best books I've ever read. Brought chills to my spine." Jim Rodgers
"This was a fantastic book on King Leonidas. I also read Gates of Fire and this one was so much better." Nathan Nicholas
"An excellent historical fiction with several anchors from the historical record that make the story possible and immensely entertaining." David W. May