ENTER THE BATTLEFIELDS OF ANCIENT GREECE WITH THE EPIC BESTSELLER FROM MASTER STORYTELLER CONN IGGULDEN 'Pacy and propulsive . . . Crackling with energy, violence and stirring speeches' DAILY MAIL 'Iggulden draws the Greek world convincingly and he is strongest writing battle scenes' THE TIMES 'The master historical storyteller. This swords-and-sandals epic brings the ancient world to life' DAILY EXPRESS THE FIRST BOOK IN CONN IGGULDEN'S EPIC NEW SERIES THE GOLDEN AGE _______ Pericles stands in the shadow of his father: a man who once saved Athens. To make his own name he must prove himself in the liar's den of Athenian politics: pitting wits against friends, sceptics, enemies. But words alone do not make a leader. A force of Persians threatens the city and Pericles must find courage on the battlefield. In its time of need, Athens' warriors must be lions . . . _______ PRAISE FOR CONN IGGULDEN: 'Brings war in the ancient world to vivid, gritty and bloody life' ANTHONY RICHES 'Another masterpiece from Iggulden' 5***** Reader Review 'It's like being on the battlefield' 5***** Reader Review 'An epic piece of historical fiction, full of political intrigue and vivid action' ROBERT FABBRI