A bit of a blip,
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This review is from: The Profession (Hardcover)
Like the other reviewers, I have absolutely loved previous works by Mr Pressfield, Gates of fire is, for me, the best in the genre. However, this book is a bit of a leap forward by the author to the near future, set in both the USA and middle east. It centres round the assumption that in future, wars will be paid for directly by the oil companies. I think that the book starts well, and has some decent characters. the main protagonist is interesting as is his mentor and god, the general. The problem with the book for me was that the story just doesn't flow that well. while liking the lead, you never actually love or care for him that much and that is what, in my opinion, Mr Pressfield does best, making you will on his heroes to either victory or a glorious death. Still worth a read, and still a good book for his fans, but I hope next time we can see Mr Pressfield going back to the past and return to what he does best!