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This review is from: Tides Of War (Paperback)
I have become an enormous fan of Steven Pressfield's since reading the fabulous "Gates of Fire", and being an Ancient History enthusiast I was very excited about this new book. "Tides of War" is a far more political than out-and-out war story, but the battle-scenes rip along and reach the same breathless intensity of the previous novel. Mr Pressfield transfers his descriptive skills from land to sea battles, and he doesn't skimp on the violence and horror, managing to transport the reader back to ancient times in a very skilful way. Fans of "Gates of Fire" might be a little disappointed as there are not so many heroes to admire in this one, but there are more than enough moments to keep the reader enthralled, the mercenary central character of Polemides is interesting and the political shenanigans well-written.