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Parthian Dawn (Parthian Chronicles Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Peter Darman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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Book Description

‘Parthian Dawn’ is the second volume of the adventures of Pacorus the Parthian and his companions – the fierce and proud Gallia, the ex-Roman centurion Domitus, the scout Byrd and the sorceress Dobbai – as they battle for their lives against the backdrop of the clash between the ancient world's two greatest empires.
After three years fighting by the side of Spartacus, Pacorus and his followers have escaped from Italy in the aftermath of the defeat of the slave rebellion. Made a king by the ruler of the Parthian Empire on his return, he has married his beloved Gallia and made the city of Dura Europos on the banks of the Euphrates his home. But his new kingdom is seething with discontent and surrounded by hostile desert nomads who are the sworn enemies of the Parthians. The aged King of Kings, the man who has united the Parthians for decades, then dies to cast a shadow of uncertainty over the empire, which erupts into full-scale civil war as one of the empire’s most powerful men, Narses, attempts to seize the high crown by force.
Pacorus is forced to fight both Narses and his scheming ally, Prince Mithridates, to preserve the realm and his own crown. And then the Romans, taking advantage of Parthia’s internal troubles, launch their own invasion of the empire. Will Pacorus and indeed the Parthian Empire survive the conflict that engulfs them on all sides?

A map of the Parthian Empire at the time of Pacorus (the 1st Century BC) can be found on the maps page of my website:

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1415 KB
    • Print Length: 502 pages
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B006YCZ6MU
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Born in the great county of Lincolnshire and educated at the King's School in Grantham (where Sir Isaac Newton was also educated, though not at the same time!), I began writing over 20 years ago. You can find out all about me and my books by taking a look at my website;

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    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good, if not better than the first one 23 Feb. 2012
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    I find it hard to believe I am the first to review this great book!

    Without giving too much of the plot away, the second book in this series is based around the main characters exploit against the Roman army and a Parthian rebel army back in the surrounding area of his home city Hatra.

    For me this book is interesting due to the tactics he deploys against both Parthian and foreign aggressors (read the Romans). Building up a core 'legion' based around the Roman organization of the army that he picked up during his time in Rome under Spartacus, the main character blends this with local cataphracts and horse archers - drilling them until the two work together in perfect unison and creating a devestatingly lethal army.

    If you feel that you have read a lot about Roman tactics and warfare in the growing multitude of books on this subject available, this story helps understand a different side of the coin.

    Definitely worth a read, but if you haven't yet, I would recommend reading the first book in this series first.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Parthian Dawn is a great read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction. It is the second book in the series, the first being The Parthian which is also excellent - get both and read "The Parthian" first.

    Parthian Dawn is an action packed story which takes place in the ancient empires of Rome and Parthia but offers a fresh perspective in that it is seen from the Parthian perspective.

    If you enjoy the books of Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Ben Cane, Douglas Jackson and Harry Sidebottom then you will definately love this series from Peter Darman.

    i am looking forward to the next book in the series!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    By Paul
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    Having read the author's first novel, The Parthian which I thoroughly enjoyed I was looking forward to the follow up book. Parthian Dawn arrived, and I hoped that it, at least would be as good as his first. I have to say that this book has exceeded all my expectations and the story moves on at a rollicking pace, full of intrigue, deceptions, great battles, heroics, friendships once again won and lost. I can only urge those of you that have an interest in historical facts interlaced with a great story told by the author who obviously has a great knowledge and passion for his subject to purchase this book. It is a small price to pay for such a pleasurable read, but, if you have not done so you should read The Parthian first. I have no hesitation in recommending this book and will be one of the first in line to purchase the third installment.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The Parthian Live On! 5 Sept. 2012
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    When I read the Parthian I was well impressed with Peter Dartmans ability to keep the reader engrossed with such a riveting story, The Parthian was the first book I had read by Peter and after finishing it I was well excited to hear there was a sequel, I Just had to buy Parthian Dawn on it's release and to be honest it was money well spent! Peter has the knack of dragging a reader into his books and keeping you there until the last page is turned, Rivetting stuff! Parthian Dawn continues the story of Pacorous and his battles to protect his lands from his enemies (and he has made quite a few), There is loads I would like to say about this book but I would have to give away some of the storylines, to avoid doing that I'll keep my review brief. Peter's choice of characters and varied backgrounds make for very interesting reading, the remnants of Spartacus's mounted infantry lead by the one man despised by his enemies, Pacorus takes no s*** and does not forget the ones who have wronged him easily, this book I just did not want to put down!

    I have read many historical fiction novels but I must admit the Parthian and Parthian Dawn have got to be among the best books I have ever read
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Tired 26 May 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I had looked forward to reading this novel ,it starts off with style ,but ends up going round and round and losing itself somewhere in the plot ,the author keeps referring to the bow that the Parthians used in battle more than once saying that its power outshot the Romans type bow,and also kept referring to gallia's outstanding beauty ????
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read. 23 Mar. 2012
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    After having read the first book, The Parthian, I was really looking forward to book number two, and I was not disappointed !
    Very interesting reading about these ancient cities and the rivalry between their kings. Add the Romans to the mixture and it's all set for some great action.
    I can't wait for book number three.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars PARTHIAN DAWN REVIEW 4 April 2013
    By David
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    The author of this series of books knowa his subject inside and out. As such, he is able to write a gripping story and make the characters believable and the reader wanting more. The facts of the era are amazingly accurate, even down to the names of the cities (including Dura) and the names of many (not all) of the kings, battles, sieges etc of those times.
    On the downside, however, the author does tend to get carried away with detailing dress, food menus and palace decor to an almost boring extent that eventually you know what parts tp skip over. Also, the publishers should be reprimanded for very poor proof reading as there are countless errors, grammar ommissions and even a number of spelling mistakes that are irritating. It is worth mentioning that I have poor eyesight now so use my Kndle on large print so perhaps the enlargement deliberately removes certain words.
    In summary however, a great read that few will feel disappointed with.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy that series
    Really like this series working fiction which includes historical figures Good twist roman military system used by parthian dura,s army. Read this when ever I could.
    Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
    1.0 out of 5 stars I hate it
    The writing style is easy to read and at rare times pleasant. The novel needs editing.

    Female characters are well described. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great
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    Published 4 months ago by Alan Gibbon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    I loved this book and the whole series
    Published 5 months ago by Michael Woods
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    As good as his 1st book in the series. I'm beginning to love some of his characters
    Published 5 months ago by R M Veale
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Perfect sequel to the Parthian - plenty of action.
    Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great Chroniles
    Published 6 months ago by Dave P
    3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe they will be better! R
    I think the storyline is a bit "vague" & doesn't really get into the character. Some of the descriptions of the battle scenes were confusing. Read more
    Published 8 months ago by R. L. Carr
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Excellent book Iam hooked on this series
    Published 9 months ago by alexander hopkins
    5.0 out of 5 stars another great read
    I was blown away by the first book and was worried the second instalment wouldn't be able to live up to such a strong start but I was wrong! Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Joe Page
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