Sons of Zeus

Version: Unabridged
Author: Noble Smith
Narrator: Elijah Alexander
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2013
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours
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Overview

A young fighter must save his city from a genocidal invasion in this debut that calls to mind the historical adventures of Steven Pressfield and Conn Iggulden

Sons of Zeus launches an epic series set in 432 BC during the "Pearl Harbor" of the Ancient World—the treacherous sneak attack that started the bloody war between the democracy of Athens and the tyranny of Sparta. Between these superpowers sits the independent city-state of Plataea where the young Nikias dreams of glory in the Olympic games as he studies “the pankration”—the no-holds-barred ultimate fighting of the era.

An act of violence in defense of his beloved threatens to send Nikias into exile. But before his trial can take place a traitor opens the city gates to a surprise attack force and the citizens are trapped inside their own fortress. As Nikias seeks to discover the identity of the man who betrayed the city, he makes a daring escape, gathers an army and leads this ragtag band into a suicidal battle at the gates of the citadel—a battle that will decide the fates of his family, his friends, and the girl he loves.

A richly detailed action-adventure, Sons of Zeus marks the start of a thrilling new series.

Author Details

Author Details

Smith, Noble

NOBLE SMITH is an award-winning playwright who has worked as a video-game writer, a documentary-film executive producer, and the media director of an international human rights foundation. He is also the author of the novella "Stolen from Gypsies, " the nonfiction book "The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life, "and the novel "Sons of Zeus". He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.