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5.0 out of 5 stars
More Than Meets the Eye, 1 Dec 2010
Beneath the spiffy cover of the first book Christian Cameron's new historical fiction series lies the tale of Arimnestos, a boy growing up in the crucible of war in archaic Greece. Unlike many forays into the genre of historical fiction Mr. Cameron manages to strike the difficult balance between historical versimilitude, compelling fiction, and relevance to a modern audience. Having hit that mark, this is not your average sword and sandals epic. Rather we have an insight into the soul of a man who is coming to terms with the deeds of his life, good and bad, happy and sad, humourous and dramatic.
I cannot highly recommend this book enough. In a genre that has suffered from a host of mediocre writers, Killer of Men stands above the crowd as an example of how historical fiction could be.