Gates of Fire
Score: 4.5
From 368 Ratings

Gates of Fire


  • Author: Steven Pressfield
  • Release Date : 1998-10-20
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 3850538 Bytes


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “An incredibly gripping, moving, and literate work of art, rarely does an author manage to re-create a moment in history with such mastery, authority, and psychological insight.”—Nelson DeMilleAt Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history—one that would not end until the...

The Providence of Fire
Score: 4.5
From 180 Ratings

The Providence of Fire


  • Author: Brian Staveley
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Epic
  • File Size: 2317156 Bytes


The Providence of Fire is the second novel in Brian Staveley's Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, a gripping new epic fantasy seriesThe conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over.Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn, a renegade member of the empire's most elite fighting force, has allied with the i...

Gates of Fire
Score: 4
From 66 Ratings

Gates of Fire


  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553904051


Gates of Fire Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “An incredibly gripping, moving, and literate work of art, rarely does an author manage to re-create a moment in history with such mastery, authority, and psychological insight.”—Nelson DeMille At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history—one that would not end until t...

Gates Of Fire
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

Gates Of Fire


  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407066592


Gates Of Fire Book Description :

Hailed as 'breathtakingly brilliant' by the late, great David Gemmell . . . Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. Nearly 2,500 years ago, in 480BC, at a bleak pass in a far-flung corner of eastern Greece, three hundred Spartan warriors faced the army of Xerxes of Persia, a massive force rumoured to be over a million strong. Their orders were simple: to delay the enemy for as long as possible while the main Greek armies mobilized. For six days the Spartans held the invaders at bay. In the final hours - their shields broken, swords and spears shattered - they fought with their bare hands before being overwhelmed. It was battle that would become synonymous with extraordinary courage, heroism and self-sacri...

Gates of Fire
Score: 4
From 52 Ratings

Gates of Fire


  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Greece
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553812169


Gates of Fire Book Description :

Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. Nearly 2,500 years ago, in 480BC, at a bleak pass in a far-flung corner of eastern Greece, three hundred Spartan warriors faced the army of Xerxe...

Beyond the Gates of Fire
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Beyond the Gates of Fire


  • Author : Christopher Matthew
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-05-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783469109


Beyond the Gates of Fire Book Description :

The Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC is one of the most famous battles in history. The heroism of the 300 Spartans who opted to remain behind to face the full might of the Persian host while their Greek allies made good their escape has become the stuff of legend. The story still inspires novelists and film-makers today (Frank Miller's fanciful 300 was a huge hit in 2007 and the film rights to Steven Pressfield's more historical novel Gates of Fire were bought by George Clooney, the film expected to finally surface in 2011 or 2012). But what is the truth behind the legends and why was this bloody defeat immediately accorded a halo of glory that has endured for nearly two-and-a-half millennia?Beyond the Gates of Fire brings together experts on the clas...

Gates of Fire

Gates of Fire


  • Author : Elwyn M. Chamberlain
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0938190202


Gates of Fire Book Description :

"Three young Americans smuggle a million hits of LSD into India for Reasons both idealistic and venal . . . sweeping mystical enlightenment, compelling characters... Brilliant writing in this rather spooky and very sexy first novel." - Detroit Free Press...

Gates of Fire

Gates of Fire


  • Author : Elwyn Chamberlain
  • Publisher : Fontana Press
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: English fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0006155979


Gates of Fire Book Description :

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Tides of War
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Tides of War


  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553904062


Tides of War Book Description :

Narrated from death row by Alcibiades’ bodyguard and assassin, a man whose own love and loathing for his former commander mirrors the mixed emotions felt by all Athens, Tides of War tells an epic saga of an extraordinary century, a war that changed history, and a complex leader who seduced a nation. Brilliant at war, a master of politics, and a charismatic lover, Alcibiades was Athens’ favorite son and the city’s greatest general. A prodigal follower of Socrates, he embodied both the best and the worst of the Golden Age of Greece. A commander on both land and sea, he led his armies to victory after victory. But like the heroes in a great Greek tragedy, he was a victim of his own pride, arrogance, excess, and ambition. Accused of crimes against ...

The Profession
Score: 3
From 24 Ratings

The Profession


  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Broadway
  • Release Date : 2012-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767931175


The Profession Book Description :

In a near-future world in which governments and corporations are forced to hire cutting-edge mercenary armies to protect their wealth, the globe's largest private military launches a campaign to take over the United States, prompting a top commander to rebel against the organization's leader. By the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance. 70,000 first printing....

The Virtues of War
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

The Virtues of War


  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2005-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553902006


The Virtues of War Book Description :

I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. So begins Alexander’s extraordinary confession on the eve of his greatest crisis of leadership. By turns heroic and calculating, compassionate and utterly merciless, Alexander recounts with a warrior’s unflinching eye for detail the blood, the terror, and the tactics of his greatest battlefield victories. Whether surviving his father’s brutal assassination, presiding over a massacre, or weeping at the death of a beloved comrade-in-arms, Alexander never denies the hard realities of the code by which he lives: the virtues of war. But as much as he was feared by his enemies, he was loved and revered by his friends, his generals, and the men who followed him into battle. Often outnumbered, n...

The Gates of Winter

The Gates of Winter


  • Author : Mark Anthony
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2003-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 055389773X


The Gates of Winter Book Description :

In a masterwork of brilliant storytelling, the epic fantasy of two parallel worlds--mystical Eldh and modern Earth--takes a surprising turn in Book Five of Mark Anthony’s thrilling saga of magic, suspense, and adventure, The Last Rune. The Gates of Winter The enigmatic Shemal has known only two Runebreakers. One, her rival Kelephon, served the Pale King and his army of apocalypse. The other was Travis Wilder, the Runebreaker of prophecy.Now, in outcast and newly made Runebreaker Larad, Shemal has found a weapon to open the door between worlds. As the shadow of Shemal’s master, the vengeful god Mohg, Lord of Nightfall, looms, Grace Beckett seeks to harness wild magic and Travis Wilder joins her in the struggle between warriors and mages, witches a...