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This is the story of Pacorus, a prince of the Parthian Empire. When the two mighty empires of Parthia and Rome clash, Pacorus and his warriors are captured and sent to Italy in chains. Landing in Italy near Mount Vesuvius, they are set to endure a living hell in the fields under the overseer's whip. But fate intervenes and they are freed during an attack on the camp of their Roman captors by Spartacus and his followers. Pacorus accepts the offer of Spartacus to raise a force of horsemen to fight with him against the Romans. Thus begins the epic tale of the Spartacus slave revolt, as told by the friend and cavalry general of the slave leader, a tale of love, war, savagery, honour and the eternal quest for freedom.

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The Parthian
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The parthian
January 17th, 2015
A good read spoilt by very very poor proof reading, some sentences did not make sense, nonsense words throughout this book I.E. "truend instead of trained" and many more such words.
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A really good read
October 5th, 2014
As stated in other reviews a good spin on the story of the slave revolt lead by Spartacus.
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Great tale of the slave rebellion
September 2nd, 2014
Its nice to read a different boom taken from a different perspective of Spartacus and his slave rebellion. The author has created a wonderful story based on past events and places of significance to Roman history. It was however difficult to read at some points as the editing spelled words incorrectly and even at times changed the spelling of characters names. Otherwise a great read.
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Mr
August 17th, 2014
Magnificent sweeping tale epic in proportion. But terribly sad that the ebook is absolutely riddled with spelling errors.
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The Parthian
June 8th, 2014
This was a very interesting book seen from a different perspective I look forward to reading the next one in the series.
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The Parthian
April 23rd, 2014
Great book take's you right back.
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The parthian
March 23rd, 2014
Great story, thoroughly gripped from start to finish.
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The Parthian
March 15th, 2014
This is actually the story of Spartacus though I am not certain how closely the story follows history. The story flows along well with some well described battles.
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The Parthian
February 26th, 2014
I don't normally like books written in the first person, but this is a superb read. There are a few typos that need sorting out, although this doesn't distract from the story. We all know the inevitable outcome for Spartacus and his army of slaves, I found myself willing them to defeat the Romans and change history. Can't wait to read the next one.
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The Parthian
December 25th, 2013
Well written an exciting work. I am looking forward to immersing myself in the sequels
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Brilliant
October 26th, 2013
Appears to be almost the same as the tv series but a fine read just the same
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Great page turner
July 15th, 2013
Bloody good read, a page turner from page 1 to the very end
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The Parthian
May 20th, 2013
Great read could not put the book down
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The Partisan
May 18th, 2013
Very poor writing. He's no Simon Scarrow.
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Good story
February 16th, 2013
The author has done a good job in bringing to life some of Parthian society. This is the first novel I have seen which has chosen a protagonist from the most accomplished of the enemies of Rome, in what is an ocean of Eurocentric novels. The Parthian and Sasanian Iranians in addition to their sarmatian and Scythian cousins were the originators of heavy cavalry, jousting and the ideals of knighthood. While the story is gripping the writing would have improved with editing. Many spelling/autocorrection errors are present. Also, the main deity worshipped by Parthians was the sun god but his name was Mithra (origin for the name mithradates and the religion Mithraism ). Women warriors were not uncommon among the Iranian peoples. The amazons are widely thought to be derived from Greek contact with the Sarmatians, whose women also fought in battle. At least one example of a woman warrior is also seen in the Shahnameh and multiple graves have been found in northern modern Iran containing the remains of women with weapons and armor.
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