Some of my favourite reads.

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Milesy, May 29, 2009.

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  1. Gates Of Fire - Stephen Pressfield - The legendary 300 Spartans who fought against the Persians at Thermopylae.
    Alexander Trilogy - Valerio Massimo Manfredi - Fictional Account of the life of Alexander the Great.
    Memnon - Scott Oden - Story of the Greek (Rhodes) General Memnon who fought as a mercenary with the Persians against the invading Alexander the Great.
    Tides Of War - Stephen Pressfield - The great Athenian General Alcibiades during the Peloponnesian War.
    The Afghan Campaign - Stephen Pressfield - Alexander the Great's three years conquering Afhanistan.
    Troy Trilogy - David Gemell - A fantastic fictionalisation account of Troy's defence against the Greeks.
    Conn Iggulden - Conqueror Series - Genghis Khans rise from an a family outcast from their tribe, to the leader of the greatest empire ever known.
    Attila Trilogy - William Napier - Attila the Huns rise as a Roman Hostage through to the fall of rome and beginning of the Dark Ages.
    Lion of Macedon - David Gemmell - Story of the young Alexander the Great, the legendary general Parmenion and King Philip.
    Dark Prince - David Gemell - Technically a sequel to Lion of Macedon, but goes away from the historical military fiction more down the direction of ancient Greek Mythology. Does not need to be read as a sequel.
    Spartan - Valerio Massimo Manfredi - Set at the time of the battle of Thermopylae.
    Raven: Blood Eye - Giles Kristian - First in a trilogy of the Sack of Britain by the Vikings.
    King of Ithaca - Glyn Iliffe - First in a trilogy of the adventures of Homer's Odysseus.
    Warrior of Rome: Fire in the East - Harry Sidebottom - First in a trilogy set against the fall of the roman empire.


    I love any historical fiction related to military. Ancient Greece, Rome, Britain etc etc. Any others worth looking at? (I have read more but forgotton)